It’s that time of year!!!!! The time of year that you’re flouncing from party to party, battling the crowds for gifts, and busting your butt to make those special things that you just can’t buy anywhere else.
Not much time left for making things from scratch.
A lot of people ask me- WHAT DO YOU EAT?! Or they claim that their environment isn’t conducive to veganism because they don’t have the time or environment to cook.
Behold- my vegan list of FAVORITE THINGS!!!!!!!!!!! Most of these things are nut free as well, as my son has a serious nut allergy, but all of them are gluten free vegan, and for those that aren’t clearly marked as certified, I have contacted the company to check them.
Just a reminder that these items should not be staple foods- they are things to help along the cooking process or for busy times 🙂
Eat this- not that:
Edward and Son’s Not-Chicken Boullion
Frontier Alcohol Free Vanilla Flavor
Woodstock Vegan Cane Sugar
San-J Reduced Sodium Tamari (Soy Sauce)
Silk Vanilla Creamer
Coffee by Design French Roast
Raye’s Mustard Old World Gourmet, Alcohol Free Dijon!
Tofutti Cream Cheese and Sour Cream
Old Cape Cod Balsamic Vinegarette- great for Avocado and Tomato sandwiches!
Whole Soy Organic Vegan Yogurt- great for kids! Did you know that Stonyfield isn’t vegan?
Tinkyada brown rice pasta
Bearitos taco shells
Yogi Green Tea Decaf
Nature’s Path Sunrise Crunchy Maple Cereal
Sunbutter- organic versions, unfortunately, are cross-contaminated
Tribe Organic Hummus- sometimes you’re just too busy to make it!
Lundberg Organic Rice Cakes
Enjoy Life Snickerdoodles- they’re puffy like donut holes!
I’m pretty sure Oreos are vegan, but just say YES to these gluten free vegan version- Kinnitoos!
KinniKritters, by the same company, come in chocolate or vanilla animal crackers.
Now Foods Agave- an inexpensive brand that I trust
Amy’s Rice Mac and Cheeze (made with Daiya)- great with steamed broccoli
Amy’s Bistro burgers are free from walnuts, but if you can have nuts, also check out their Sonoma burger
Cherrybrook Kitchen pancake and waffle mix
All of Dr. Bronner’s products are gluten free and vegan
Tom’s of Maine lavender soap
Toms of Maine flouride free toothpaste for sensitive teeth- great alternative to making your own
Shikai Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner- great for skin and scalp conditions
Nourish Organic Body Lotion in unscented