Whole Food Plant-Based/Vegan Grocery List
The main question I get from people wanting to transition to a plant-based/vegan diet is "what foods should I shop for?". This question can be answered in a variety of ways, however, I am sharing my own perspective on the things I eat. I eat whole plant foods 95% of the time. I believe it is the best way for humans to eat.
No, being vegan is not a diet; it is a lifestyle. You can eat vegan junk food and processed meat substitutes and still be vegan. There is nothing wrong with those things, but for optimal health, I choose to stick to whole plant fruit and veggies. I avoid oils and process sugar whenever possible. Coconut sugar is great when I do use sugar for coffee and tea because it is a natural sugar from the palm of coconut. Also, I forgot to mention a healthy fat which is avocados on the list but trust me, do not leave it out.
Also, I avoid gluten and soy whenever possible due to a sensitivity to those things. If you can have those things, you can add tofu, tempeh and/or seitan onto your grocery list as well for more plant protein. Nevertheless, here is the list. Comment below any questions you may have!