Vegan Cleaning – The Eco-Friendly Way

Vegan cleaning is a reality! Read on for a list of 100% cruelty-free brands, eco-friendly cleaning and how to make vegan cleaning a habit.

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Embracing Eco-Friendly Vegan Cleaning Alongside Your Partner

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned: the air quality in many American homes is two to five times more polluted than the air outside – a statistic that is surprising to many couples who prioritize health and wellness. The culprits are often surprising and hidden. They include indoor volatile organic compounds or VOCS hailing from furnishings, consumer products, and harsh cleaning products. Just a few ingredients that can harm human health include bleach and ammonia. Bleach, for instance, can cause irritation to the lungs, as well as the skin, eyes and mouth. If you or your partner have asthma, then you should be particularly keen to make the switch to a greener way of keeping your home spick and span. Rest assured that there are a plethora of vegan green products on the market as well, made by companies committed to not testing on animals.

Making A Commitment As A Couple

In order to improve your indoor air quality, you and your partner need to be equally committed to making key changes so your cleaning routine becomes greener. It is of little use to your health if one of you makes the switch to green cleaning products but the other continues to buy commercial cleaners and degreasers. Ingredients like bleach are, indeed, highly efficient at killing germs and whitening garments, yet by researching together, you can find replacements for commercial products. For instance, instead of using a chemical floor cleaner, you can decide to lay away a little money every month to invest in a good steam cleaner. This will kill germs, and does not require any chemicals at all. You can also make smaller changes – including the purchase of green, vegan cleaning products made with therapeutic grade essential oil blends. Thieves is a popular cleaner that contains essential oils such as clove bud, lemon, cinnamon bark, rosemary, and eucalyptus.

Backing Vegan Cleaning Companies

If you aren’t into DIY and you simply wish to buy eco-friendly products, just a few brands that are 100% cruelty-free include Seventh Generation, Citra Solv, and Mrs. Meyer’s. The latter, for instance, is known for its multi-surface cleaner, which works particularly well on glass and mirrored surfaces. What these and many more vegan cleaning product manufacturers have in common are plant-based formulae made with ingredients like essential oils, corn-derived ethanol, and plant-based fragrances.

Setting (And Sticking To) A Cleaning Schedule

The switch to greener cleaning methods may mean that you and your partner have to change up your regular cleaning routine. For instance, if you have bought a vacuum cleaner for the first time, the machine manufacturer may recommend that you vacuum your home at least once a week. This is, in fact, the frequency recommended by experts in hygiene, since long gaps between vacuuming can lead to the build-up of bacteria such as staphylococcus, which are brought into your home by shoes, and can cause digestive upsets and pneumonia. As a couple, you may decide that one of you prefers washing up while the other prefers to vacuum. The key is to ensure that all vital tasks are completed regularly without stress or tension hampering the quality of your relationship.

Embarking On DIY Projects Together

If you and your partner enjoy getting creative, why not make your own cleaning products together? For instance, to remove mold naturally, all you need is a paste made of water and baking soda. Just use a toothbrush to apply it to areas like your bathroom tiles, and after a few hours, scrub the mold off. To improve the scent in your home, boil leftover apple skins, and add cinnamon sticks and cloves into the pan: your home will instantly smell like Christmas. To make your own laundry detergents, mix natural Borax substitute, soda crystals, baking soda, soap bars, and a few drops of your favourite essential oil. There are a plethora of recipes online for everything from window cleaners to metal cleaners, all of which are perfectly compatible with your vegan lifestyle.

Switching to a greener way of cleaning is an excellent way to improve your indoor air quality. To make immediate improvements, use a vacuum cleaner so you don’t need to rely on toxic cleaning ingredients. You can also have fun with your partner by trying out different DIY cleaners, refining your list until you have a trusted few cleaners you can use for tasks like cleaning the oven, keeping surfaces clean, and keeping metal items shiny.

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Welcome to LoveSeitan Island

30 lucky single vegans will be flown to special island to find love, seitan and sunshine

Big news for vegans looking for love today!

Veggly and LoveSeitan, a leading manufacturer of seitan products, are together announcing the launch of ‘LoveSeitan Island’, a new contest for vegan singles to find love.

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LoveSeitan Island will feature 30 contestants from all over the world who will compete to find love and stay on the show (from online viewer voting), and win the ultimate prize: a lifetime supply of seitan (from LoveSeitan) and 50,000 aubergines provided by Veggly.

To keep the contestants fed during the three month long contest, LoveSeitan is shipping 15 metric tonnes of seitan to the Isle of Wight.

Handling the contestant application process, our vegan love experts at Veggly HQ will be selecting 30 lucky vegan singles who match the criteria.

Applicants will have to submit photos, a bio and their reasons why they went vegan.

Applications are open now! Apply here: https://www.veggly.net/loveseitanisland/

Flights to the island will depart on May 1st – all contestants will have to complete two Covid-19 tests before travelling to the island.

Commenting on the launch of the contest, Co-Founder of LoveSeitan, Steve Swindon, said: “What more could you ask for? A gorgeous location, vegan love and romance, and 15 metric tonnes of seitan! It’ll be a feast! We’re very excited to see the outcome!”

Also commenting on the launch, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for single vegans! You’ll be fed unlimited seitan and meet lots of other vegans looking for love, and you might win the top prize! We are looking forward to reviewing the applications!”

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Meet vegan boyfriend? Expat living in France has a Happy Story

We get so happy when we help bring a new vegan couple together! 🌱 And this story is from a vegan expat who met her vegan boyfriend, while leaving abroad. 😍 Meet your vegan boyfriend too: Get Veggly now!

Veggly’s main mission is to help vegans and vegetarians find their soulmates and we believe being an expat makes it even more important to meet new vegan friends and partners!

Allana and Thomas believed that and are now dating. 😊 Here’s the testimonial Allana shared with us:

Hello!
I would like to share my love story with you and also to thank you for creating such an amazing app that allows us to find people that have similar values and beliefs.

I am Allana, a Brazilian student doing an exchange in France.

So, I started using the app around March 2020 when France was in lockdown and also my twin sister pushed me to use it. I met nice people there who became my friends. But then, I stopped using it, because I was a little bit busy with all the work and projects of my University.
In August, I restarted to use Veggly and I matched with Thomas, a vegan French. We talked for 2 weeks and then we decided to meet at the SMMMILE Festival, a vegan event in Paris.

Allana, Thomas and a friend at the SMMMILE festival in Paris - Meet vegan boyfriend
Our first picture together taken in SMMMILE: Me with Thomas and his friend.


Obviously, we were super nervous… it was our first date… but we could manage it. From this first date, every weekend we started seeing each other. I spent the whole 2nd lockdown of France with him and also we spent the holidays together. I could meet his family and get to know more about France. 

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Allana and Thomas, Christmas 2020.


We just completed 4 months that we are dating and he is the most amazing gift I got while doing an exchange in France.

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Introducing Your Dog to Your New Special Someone

Introducing your dog to your new crush can have its difficulties. Read on for ways to make it smoother.

53% of households in America have a dog, so when you’re in a new relationship, the odds are that you are going to be introduced to their other significant other – their dog! 😊 🐶

When you’re the one with a dog at home, you may want to introduce your new partner gradually, going for walks together before bringing them into your home. This is especially important if you have a dog that has a tendency to be possessive.

You might want to also broach the subject of your dog’s diet – if your pooch is the only one that has meat for dinner. 

Introducing Your Dog to Your New Special Someone

Introducing your dog – The first meeting

Taking your dog for a walk together is the ideal way of introducing your new partner to your pooch. In fact, going for a country walk is also a good idea for a casual date. You can head out together in the late morning with a vegan or vegetarian picnic, and enjoy some delicious lunch while out in nature. Most dogs require one or two hours of walks every day, so you can explain to your new partner that this is part of your daily routine. Walking the dog is also a wonderful way to wind down together at the end of the day, and to stay fit and healthy. 

Love me, love my dog

When you have a dog, they are a big part of your life. Let’s face it, dogs are basically furry, non-verbal children. It is important to explain to your new partner that your dog is one of the family too. There are big advantages to having a dog, especially if you are working from home, as 42% of the population currently is. Dog’s offer loyal companionship, and 66% of people working from home say they feel happier for their dog being there. Dogs are great for wellbeing when you’re working and give routine to your life, so it’s important that your new partner understands the importance of your dog’s routine within your working schedule. A new partner will need to understand that your dog is important to you – they are never “just a dog.” 

Introducing your dog – Possessive dogs

If you think about how excited your dog gets when you come home, you will understand how much you mean to your dog. This can explain why some dogs get possessive or jealous of new people in your life. You may even find your dog trying to push between you when you are sitting on the sofa enjoying a glass of vegan wine. Your dog may even whine and shove you, and some dogs have been known to go for more extreme attention-seeking behavior, such as being destructive. It is important to be consistent and firm with your dog if this is the case, and send the message that this behavior is not acceptable. 

When you find a new partner, it is a good idea to introduce your dog gradually. Start with some walks, and you will soon find that your dog will be sitting on their lap and welcoming them into your home with excitement.

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Why People Go Vegan?

Animal welfare tops the list, environment places second and health is third.

Why people go vegan?
The top reason for people making the switch to a vegan diet is animal welfare.

Veggly, the world’s leading dating app for vegans and vegetarians, has released new research revealing the top five reasons why people have chosen to go vegan.

Why people go vegan?

The survey of 8,500 vegans from across the world shows that the top reason for people making the switch to a vegan diet is animal welfare. Overall, 9 in 10 (89.1%) respondents indicated animal welfare was a key reason for cutting out animal products from their diet.

The second most popular reason was to protect the environment and combat climate change. Nearly two thirds of vegans (64.1%) listed environment as a motivating factor for making the switch to a vegan diet. This figure is likely to grow as the links between animal agriculture and climate change become more widely realised around the world.

The third most popular reason was health. Over half of vegans (53.16%) list health as a motivating factor for cutting out animal products from their lives. As strong evidence demonstrating the health benefits of vegan diets continues to build, this figure is also likely to grow.

Food conservation was the fourth most popular reason (15.9%) and cost/inexpensiveness of vegan diets was fifth most popular (6%).

Commenting on the research findings, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said:

“There are many excellent reasons to go vegan, so we have found it fascinating to see which motivations are the most popular. We are very pleased to see animal welfare is number one as veganism ultimately gives a voice to the voiceless. At the same time, we can see both environmental and health reasons are strong factors as well. A vegan diet is clearly the best thing for the planet and your health, so it’s no surprise they are also popular reasons.”

Available throughout the world, Veggly is used in 181 countries. We have recently reached 1 million Veg-Matches.

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Vegan Cheesecake

Check out this delicious Vegan Cheesecake Recipe ❤️🌱 Thanks, @delish for sharing this amazing dessert recipe idea. Read below for ingredients and directions!⁠

Vegan Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 c. quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 c. almonds
  • 3/4 c. unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 c. almond butter
  • 3/4 c. coconut milk
  • 1 1/4 c. granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 c. cashews (soaked overnight, drained, and rinsed)
  • 1/2 c. refined coconut oil, melted, plus more for pan
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (8-oz.) container vegan cream cheese
  • 3 c. fresh or frozen raspberries, divided

Instructions – Vegan Cheesecake

1. Make the crust: Pulse oats, almonds, and coconut flakes in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a medium bowl and fold in maple syrup, salt, and almond butter. 

2. Grease the bottom of a 8″ or 9” spring form pan with coconut oil and press crust evenly into bottom of pan. 

3. Make the filling: In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix coconut milk and ¾ cup sugar and heat just until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.

4. In a high-powered blender, blend soaked cashews, cooled coconut milk mixture, coconut oil, and vanilla until thick and smooth. Blend in vegan cream cheese.

5. Pour filling mixture into crust and chill in freezer for at least 3 hours and up to overnight.

6. Make the fruit topping: Bring 2 cups raspberries and remaining 1/2 cup sugar to a low boil over medium heat and continue to simmer until sauce is slightly thickened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool, then fold in remaining 1 cup berries.

7. Assemble the cake: Remove cheesecake from springform pan and let thaw at room temperature 1 hour before spooning raspberry topping all over top of cake.

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Vegan Women Activists

The importance of women in the vegan movement

The social structure that has been in place throughout the ages, in the West as well as the East, has conditioned and defined women’s role in society. With no way to overcome the system of oppression, which was sometimes veiled and quite clear at others, a stereotypical sociocultural relation was imposed and has remained crystalized for centuries. Gender equality rights weren’t to be updated along with the chronological and social evolution of the communities. 

The feminine, in whichever body it can be identified in, has always been the object of a struggle. Women have had, and still do to this day, to fight against discrimination and to strengthen the acknowledgement of their rights which, up until the nineteenth century, was generically conditioned to domestic labour, a monastic life or to parties within a household setting. 

From the 20th century on, with the rise of vegan activism in the mid 1940’s, the already existing fight for rights joined forces with other types of liberation movements. The importance of women activists in the vegan movement is highlighted by personalities who played fundamental roles in the dissemination of Animal Rights.

Vegan women activists have become an inspiration for this movement which is, after all, intersectional. Veganism from a feminist standpoint has the freedom for the oppressed bodies of non-human and human animals as a basis. It aims to develop a more fair society: horizontal, egalitarian, ecological and with rights to land and a clean diet.  

Angela Davis

These precepts are often explained by activist and american scholar Angela Davis, who establishes a connection between Human Rights and Animal Rights. She is currently one of the most important personalities when it comes to explaining the intersectionality in veganism. Davis is also an emeritus teacher in the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

“Most people don’t think about the fact they’re eating animals. When they’re eating a steak or eating chicken, most people don’t think about the tremendous suffering that those animals endure simply to become food products to be consumed by human beings”, Davis said in 2012, during an interview with Grace Lee Boggs.

Vegan Women Activists – Angela Davis

Brigitte Bardot

One of the most famous and important actresses of her generation, at age 39, Brigitte Bardot began a new life as an Animal Rights activist. In 1973 when she was at the peak of her career, having acted in dozens of films, Bardot announced her retirement from the silver screen.

In an interview for the british newspaper The Guardian in July 2015, she said that when she found out the truth about animal exploitation, she realized that it would be obvious, and even imperative to end her career. In 1986, she auctioned off her goods to create the Fondation Brigitte Bardot for the well being and protection of animals. 

To the Daily Mail she said: “I’ve rescued stray dogs and cats my whole life, but when I started the foundation, my intention was already to do so much more than that. My goal is to protect every wild or and domestic animal in France and abroad. I started small. I had to learn all about animal protection, the laws, the organization of charity institutions, management and health and safety obligations.”

Vegan Women Activists – Brigitte Bardot

Greta Thunberg

At only 18 years old, activist Greta Thunberg has already been elected as a youth model by the animal rights organization PETA and Person of the Year by Time magazine. Famous around the globe for her climate activism, Greta is also a vegan and began protesting on her own in August 2018 outside of the Swedish parliament, where she demanded practical action in response to climate change. 

Since then, she has motivated millions of children from several different countries to join her in the School Strike for Climate. In a strong, blunt speech in the UN Climate Action Committee in New York in 2019, she said: “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words” – “People are suffering. People are dying; entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales and economic growth. How dare you?”

Vegan Women Activists – Greta Thunberg

Ingrid Newkirk

With great representation to the progression of animal liberation, Ingrid Newkirk is the president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the biggest Animal Rights organization in the world. Ingrid says she strongly believes animals shouldn’t be used for food, turned into clothes, experimented on or used for human entertainment. In her new book, “Animalkind”, she explores the ways in which humans can better demonstrate their compassion for other species. 

“The goal of this movement [animal rights] is to make people acknowledge that, the same way animals aren’t hamburgers, they are handbags wither”, she wrote for PETA in 2016. “They are not test tubes with whiskers, they aren’t cheap alarms to avoid robbery, they are accessories, they aren’t pests. They are individuals and we must protect all of them.” 

Vegan Women Activists – Ingrid Newkirk

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Currently hosting a vegetarian cooking show called “New Day, New Chef”, on Amazon Prime, the former CNN news anchor and best-selling author Jane Velez-Mitchell is the founder of Jane UnChained News, a social media news channel that produces original content about animal rights activism and veganism. Jane has received several awards, including four Genesis Awards from the Humane Society in the United States for her coverage of animal issues. 

In a 2018 Animal Rights conference she has said: “Your phone is your best tool. You have an entire network, a TV studio, satellites, all of that in your back pocket or your purse. Use it for the animals.” “

Vegan Women Activists – Jane Velez-Mitchell

Leah Garcés

The Animal Rights organization Mercy for Animals also has a female president. With almost 20 years of leadership experience working in the animal protection movement, Leag Garcés wrote the book “Grilled: turning adversaries into allies to change the chicken industry”. It is in some parts a memoir and in others an account of her experiences from her work in the industry.

Melanie Joy, a social psychologist has said: “Grilled is absorbing, intriguing and moving. It will open your eyes and hearts to the animals’ situation within the american food system.”

Vegan Women Activists – Leah Garcés

Carol J. Adams

A woman who has been changing the way thousands of people see the world is the american feminist author and Animal Rights advocate, Carol J. Adams, with her famous and necessary book, “The sexual politics of meat: a feminist-vegetarian critical theory”. The book contains plenty of solid and consistent arguments, explains the close relation between male dominance, cultural violence against women and the act of eating meat. A must-read to reflect upon the relations between men, women and animals in the fight for and oppression free world. “Meat is a social construct made to seem natural and inevitable.” 

Vegan Women Activists – Carol J. Adams

Rooney Mara

Actress and stylist Rooney Mara is an Animal Rights activist. In 2019, the joined Animal Equality during the secret investigation of two factory farms, from which the footage obtained was released in an exposition called “With My Own Eyes”. 

She said of the occasion: “Even though I’ve seen many of these kinds of documentaries, I”d also like to see for myself and I hope to do something that can impact people to change their minds as well.”

Rooney often participates in demonstrations in favor of Animal Rights with her partner, the actor Joaquin Phoenix.

Vegan Women Activists – Rooney Mara

In this journey towards a more compassionate world defended by women, the animal cause gains strength in different spheres of society, through the political, literary and artistic fields. 

It’s noteworthy how plurally veganism is treated and approached, because that opens doors to questions so dormant in the cultural context we are living in and attempts to stop the discompass between all living beings and Nature.

As with the amazing women being highlighted today, there are still dozens of others in social media profiles exposing the terrible mistreatment of animals, as well as dozens of anonymous protectors who rescue stray animals and accomplish exceptional work..

This 8th of March, Women’s International Day, we honor the importance of all women in the vegan movement. 

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Vegan Nail Care And Beauty Products

Embracing Vegan Nail Care And Beauty Products

The growing demand for vegan products, both edible and otherwise, has led many to tout the current millennium as ‘the age of veganism’. Consumers are now demanding animal-friendly products of all kinds – including fashion, skincare, and beauty items. This includes nail care and beauty, which includes products such as nail polish, treatments, hardeners, and cuticle oils. If you love dazzling nail looks but wish to ensure that you support vegan companies, the following tips may be of aid. You may want to read on to prepare for your Veggly Vegan Dating 🌱 😊

Vegan Nail Care And Beauty Products

Animal-Derived Ingredients In Nail Products

Two of the most common animal-derived ingredients in modern day nail products include guanine/pearl essence (obtained from fish scales) and carmine (obtained from the crushed carcasses of the cochineal insect).

When choosing products, read the ingredients list carefully, and make a commitment to yourself as well: avoid components which are known to harm human health. These include toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, and camphor. Some of these components are known carcinogens, so opting for products made with fewer chemicals is ideal. 

Top Vegan Nail Care Brands

There are literally dozens of vegan nail care brands to choose from, some of which include L.A. Girl, Sally Hansen, NCLA Los Angeles, 100% Pure, BWC (Beauty without Cruelty), Mineral Fusion, and Essie. Unlike its main high-end rival, OPI, Essie recently reformulated all its products to ensure they are vegan and free of all ingredients that can potentially harm human health. Brands range from budget-friendly to luxury, so regardless of what you are willing to spend, you will find a bevy of vegan polishes in a wide array of hues and finishes.

Beyond Nail Polish

It is important to be vigilant with all items in your nail care kit, including nail strengtheners. These are a usually transparent product used to counter nail brittleness and fragility. However, they can also be used to mend cracks and chips in nails, and are often used in line with fine paper or tiny pieces of cut-up tea bags applied over a crack or chip. Some brands sell hardeners whose main strengthening agent is keratin (which is not vegan). Others use shellac, derived from the lac bug. Ensure your hardener is made with 100% plant-based ingredients. The brush bristles used in the polish should also be sourced from plants. Like non-vegan hardeners, vegan hardeners may require the use of a heat lamp, but these are very affordable and can be sourced for under $10.

Vegan Cuticle Care Products

If you are a fervent mani-pedi fan, then you know that if your cuticles (the skin beneath and surrounding your nail bed) are dry or cracked, the look of your nails can be all but appealing.

Cuticle care products which are oil based can make a big difference, keeping skin healthy and in tact so you don’t need to trim it at all during a manicure session. Once again, opt for plant-based treatments containing beneficial products such as jojoba oil, shea butter, sesame oil, sweet orange oil, and coconut oil. If your cuticles are very dry, opt for a cream-based treatment to really lock the moisture in. In case you love lemon scents, try Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, which softens skin and is easily absorbed.

If you love having sleek, well cared-for nails, then delve into the fascinating world of vegan beauty and care products for nails.

Top companies such as Essie have seen the value of going 100% plant-based, as eco-friendly consumers express their wish to support companies that are committed to the environment and to animal welfare.

Ensure you read ingredients lists carefully, and make informed choices regarding everything from colored polishes, right through to hardening gels and cuticle treatment products.

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Veggly Reaches New Milestone: 1 Million Veg-Matches

We are happy to announce we’ve reached 1 million Veg-Matches in the app! That’s 1 millions veggie connections that were made possible by Veggly and that makes us very happy! 🌱😊

The world’s number 1 dating app for vegans and vegetarians witnesses 12x growth in just 18 months. We now have over 300,000 users around the world. Not on Veggly yet? Install now. The next Veg-Match could be yours. Got a single vegan or vegetarian friend? Help them out by letting them know about Veggly! 😉

Veggly Reaches 1 Million Veg-Matches

More exciting news for vegans looking for love today! We are very pleased to announce that as the world’s leading dating app for vegans and vegetarians, we now have over 300,000 users around the world.

Since July 2019, the Veggly has grown in user numbers by a factor of 12, from 25,000 users. At the same time, we are also celebrating over 1 million ‘Veg-Matches’ (where two users match with each other) and we predict over 2 million by mid 2021. There has never been a better time for vegan and veggie love!

Overall, the United States now has the highest number of Veggly users in one country, with 47,823. Brazil (46,620 users) is second, Germany (39,703 users) is third, and the UK (35,190 users) is fourth. Spain is fifth, with 14,136 users.

To celebrate hitting the 300,000 user mark and 1 million Veg-Matches, we have launched two new initiatives:

1 Million Veg-Matches and Success Stories

A new series of blog posts sharing heart-warming success stories of couples who met on Veggly, starting with Charity and Joe (who met despite living in different countries: the Netherlands and UK)

Free ‘Veglentine’ coins

We celebrated ‘Veglentine’s Day’ by giving free coins (credits) to new and existing users. More to come soon!

Commenting on the new user milestone, our Founder, Alex Felipelli, said: “The growth we’ve seen is incredible! As veganism continues to surge in popularity across the world, so does the demand for herbivorous dating and relationships. So many of us want to be with someone who shares the same values and love for animals, so it’s no surprise we have hit the 300,000 user mark so quickly.

“This milestone will strengthen our commitment helping this community grow as much as possible. Especially as it was Valentine’s Day last week, we will do our best to make sure every herbivore on our app finds their ‘Veglentine’ this year.”

Available throughout the world (used in 181 countries), we are now set to continue our rapid growth thanks to a growing army of vegan volunteers around the world who have worked together to translate the app into Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Danish and Polish, with many more languages, including Korean, on the way.

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9 Practical Vegan Lunch Box Ideas

Vegan Lunch Box Ideas? Read on for 9 Practical ones and help your kids eat well while preserving the environment and saving the animals.

Practical Vegan Lunch Box Ideas

A number of the world’s population have adopted veganism. Their reasons vary, from concerns about their health, protecting the environment, and not harming the animals.

As it mentions in ParentalQuestions, diet is an important part of the growth for children of all ages. And the importance of vegetables for our health is huge!

Even after taking all animal foods off the table, including eggs, milk, cheese, and honey, sometimes this may leave you worried about what you will include in your kids’ lunch box. Kids’ meals should never be bland.

It’s tricky to prepare a lunch that will excite them to eat. One trick that we use is to pick up a Play Kitchen. This gives your little one the opportunity to play and cook alongside you and helps ease them into the concept of veganism.

Without further ado, let’s jump into the top 9 vegan lunch box ideas that are easy to prepare and interestingly tasty.

9 Practical Vegan Lunch Box Ideas

  1. Vegan Tofu Burgers

All kids get excited with burgers. Tofu burgers are quick and easy to make. Additionally, wheat germ, diced onion, and green onion garlic powder provide good nutrition to fuel kids’ bodies. You should definitely try out this recipe.

  1. Vegan Fried Rice

This meal will ravish your kid’s Chinese food craving. The vegan fried rice recipe is light and so tasty. Its ingredients are easy to get and will only take you less than 20 minutes to prepare. Kids can enjoy this meal alongside vegan spring rolls.

  1. Vegan Lunch Box Sandwiches!

Sandwiches have never been a boring lunch option. You can easily create any classic sandwich kids will love. 

The trick is never to make them too soggy and always let the young ones choose their vegan fillings. Always vary the sandwiches. Occasionally use wraps, bagels, and rolls in place of bread.

The chickpea-kale spread sandwich will get your kid anxious for lunchtime. It’s advisable to include a snack in their lunchbox. Fruits are a perfect combination alongside sandwiches.

  1. Thai Broccoli Salad + Peanut Dressing

Gather all the ingredients for this healthy gluten-free meal. For the peanut dressing, blend all the ingredients and add 3 tablespoons of water. The dressing shouldn’t be thick. 

Prepare the broccoli by boiling for approximately 3 minutes till they turn to a bright green. Stir the water and add shredded cabbage, scallions cilantro to the ready broccoli in a clean jar. 

Easy-peasy right? This super healthy and delicious broccoli salad can fit into your kids’ lunch schedule with the right ingredients.

  1. Spicy-Vegan Oaxacan Bowl

This Mexican-styled meal will definitely become your kid’s favorite meal. Top it with crunchy cabbage slaw, avocado toasted chipotle, and they will love it even more.

  1. Vegan Corn Chowder

The aroma of soup is always enticing. Vegan corn chowder soup will easily become your kid’s and home favorite soup. With veggies and few spices, you will have a delicious creamy texture the kids can pair with anything for lunch.

  1. Kale Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is definitely one of the most nutritious foods. These two superfoods will leave your kids energized and satisfied. The salad in the quinoa makes it solid enough to be a complete meal.

  1. ‘’Noodle It Up!’’

If your kids love noodles, you are in luck because there are many vegan options for you. 

Noodles are so easy to prepare, especially on a tight schedule. Garlic sesame noodles and Jade noodles are so versatile, loaded with lots of veggies, and useful.

  1. Zucchini Soup

This one has more calories than the time it takes to be ready. In less than 30 minutes, this sweet-scented soup loaded with healthy veggies will be ready. Serve zucchini soup with some crusty bread, and your kid will have a complete lunch.

Bonus Idea: Crunchy Baked Granola Bars

These are the flawless bars kids should have in their lunchboxes. They are a healthy dessert kind of meal but can work as a snack during lunch. They are easy to bake, needing only less than 10 ingredients

Focus on meals that kids will have no trouble finishing and what they like the most. Packing a treat and funny notes in the lunch box will always motivate kids to finish their meals. Having many choices will just work out for you. The above 9 vegan lunch box ideas, and a bonus recipe, should keep the ball rolling for you.

Check out how to properly prepare vegetables and some of our other vegan recipes.

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