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RESOURCES

BOOKS

The China Study, by: T Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell, M.D. 

The Food Revolution & Diet for a New America, by: John Robbins

Proteinaholic, by: Garth Davis, M.D.

The Engine 2 Diet, by Rip Esselstyn

Whole, by T. Colin Campbell, PhD

How Not to Die, by Michael Gregor M.D.

Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, by Melanie Joy, PhD

MOVIES

The Game Changers A new movie about meat, protein & strength produced by James Cameron. It showcases elite athletes and challenges traditional thinking about meat, strength & masculinity. 

 

Cowspiracy A documentary showing the effects of animal agriculture on the environment.

What the Health A documentary showing the effects of consuming animal products on our health.

Plant Pure Nation A documentary showing the benefits of a plant based diet and the film makers attempt to bring the knowledge to government agencies.

Forks over Knives A documentary showing the connection between food and disease.

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 1 & 2 A documentary that follows one man's journey to regain his health by drinking only nutritious juice for 60 days.

Okja Science Fiction that makes you look at animal agriculture from a different perspective.

H.O.P.E. H.O.P.E. is a life-changing documentary uncovering and revealing the effects of our typical Western diet high in animal-based foods.

Earthlings A documentary exposing the suffering of animals.

** This is a very graphic movie so viewer discretion is advised.

BEAUTY

You can download the Cruelty-Free App on your smartphone to give you instant access to cruelty free brands.

These websites supply company lists as well as searchable databases to find cruelty free options:

www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ultimate-guide-to-cruelty-free-makeup

www.crueltyfreekitty.com/list-of-cruelty-free-brands/

www.peta.org/living/beauty/these-companies-dont-test-on-animals/

features.peta.org/cruelty-free-company-search/

www.logicalharmony.net/

For a monthly selection of cruelty free products sent to your home:

www.petitvour.com/pages/the-cruelty-free-beauty-box

CLOTHING

For vegan shoes:

mooshoes.myshopify.com

For vegan shoes, bags & belts:

mattandnat.com

For vegan outerwear:

vautecouture.com

Or check out the Farm Sanctuary extensive list of brands for more information:

www.farmsanctuary.org/vegan-fashion/

RECOMMENDED TRANSITIONAL FOOD PRODUCTS

Here at WhyBeVegan.org we have taste tested many, many products and have listed our favorites for you to try!

If you're looking for vegan food items to replace the food you are eating now then these are a good place to start. 

"I could never give up cheese!" We hear this more than anything else when discussing a plant based diet with new people. This cheese will make you change your mind! This rich and creamy vegan cheese is coconut-based and seasoned with a fermented tofu, traditionally called ‘Chao’ by the Vietnamese. Chao Slices have bold flavors and a cheesy bite right out of the package or melted on your favorite hot sandwich or burger. The Creamy Original is our favorite!

Follow your Heart vegan cheeses are amazing! These are another absolute favorite of ours!! They have many styles including mozzarella, provolone, american, and pepper jack coming in versatile blocks for casseroles, delectable slices for sandwiches, and convenient shreds for pizzas and quesadillas.

The Beyond Burger™ is a ready-to-cook "raw" patty that looks, cooks, and tastes like a fresh beef burger. It has 20g of plant protein per serving and is GMO, soy and gluten free. This burger really does taste and feel like a beef burger. So much so that our long time vegans had a hard time eating it at first. We all love it now though!

Who doesn't love a sandwich? Tofurky deli slices are for that delicious lunch meat sandwich...minus the animals of course. They have turkey, ham, bologna, roast beef, Italian, and even pepperoni! Our favorite is the bologna! They also make a really good hot dog for all your backyard BBQ's.

We love ice cream!! For some of us it was the hardest thing to transition away from. Luckily there are many ice creams made today that are delicious and satisfying without having to use milk from an animal. Our favorite so far is the So Delicious brand made with cashew milk. With flavors like Snickerdoodle, Salted Caramel Cluster, and Dark Chocolate Truffle we're sure you will find one that you'll love!

This Beyond Meat crumble is gluten and soy free and is perfect for Tacos, Nachos, Pasta Sauce, or Chili.. anywhere you would use ground beef. It has all of the protein and half of the fat. We love the flavor and texture!! 

We are big fans of the gardein products! They have multiple chicken items as well as meatloaf, fish fillets, and our favorite...crab cakes! About 25 years ago, gardein™ was founded by a Canadian chef and culinary expert. His vision was around using the power of vegetables to create a healthy fast food, and from this dream he developed gardein™. For people seeking a healthier lifestyle, gardein™ is the delicious, simple meal solution that allows you to enjoy all your favorite foods in a way that’s kind to both you and the planet. Each chef-created gardein™ recipe is personally crafted to deliver the best taste, quality, and texture most like meat.

Vegan....because the only life that belongs to me is my own.