It is officially summer, which means the sun is out, beaches are in, and the season of outdoor lounging and eating is finally upon us!
Now for the carnivores, pescetarians, and even vegetarians, summer is nice and all, but summer is when veganism really comes into full swing. And it also makes summer the perfect season to make the transition to a plant-based diet.
I could go on about the benefits of a plant-based diet, but that’s not the reason of this post! If you want to learn about the benefits check out this post on the overlooked benefits of a plant-based diet.
But let’s get into why summer is officially your time to make the transition to a plant-based diet!
#1: The season of fresh veggies and fruit is here!
With summer comes the mounds and heaps of fresh fruits and veggies! Whether it’s melons, corn, tomatoes, or berries, summer has every single type of produce for you. Not only that, but summer veggies and fruits are stacked with vitamins and minerals that keep you happy and healthy! And let’s face it, it just tastes better.
As someone who grew up in a berry-centric area, I can vouch for the fact that berries taste better in the summer when they’re juicier than ever. However, it is also 20x easier to overdose on the little yummy berries.
#2: No need for ovens!
When it’s a thousand degrees out, the last thing you want to do is start up the oven or turn on the stove. The added heat from that is enough to turn a mild heat into a scorcher. But thankfully that’s where veganism becomes a benefit! There are tons of vegan recipes that do not require any heat, whether it’s a salad, smoothie, or sandwiches and wraps!
Even better are the opportunities to show off your BBQ skills along with impressing every carnivore at the party! Check out this post on 10 vegan recipes to bring to your next BBQ for some inspiration!
#3: Snacking has never been easier!
With fresh veggies everywhere, it’s so easy to wash them, chop them up, and serve them alongside your favourite dip.
Not only that, but summer is literally the best season for finger foods. Check out this post on 18 vegan appetizers that everyone will enjoy!
Bring on the finger food!
#4: You don’t have to be a cooking wizard to whip up something delicious!
You don’t need top of the line appliances or fancy cooking supplies to make something super yummy! Just got to have the right ingredients and you can make something amazing.
Check out these two summer recipe round-ups for some easy summer inspiration.
So what do you think? Are you ready to dive into a summery vegan diet? Comment down below! And when you’re ready, check out this full guide to gear you up for the rest of the year ahead!