Leaving home and going to university is the first time most of us will have experienced the freedom to buy, cook, and eat whatever we choose. It's for this reason that many people find that their diets change somewhat when they become university students. Those who have been vegetarian or pescetarian up until that point often find that starting university gives them the perfect opportunity to fulfil their vegan dreams.
If you're considering becoming vegan when you start university in September, you may be surprised to find that it's much easier, and cheaper, than you think. We've put together a guide to getting started on your vegan lifestyle, plus a few cheap, easy, student-friendly vegan recipes to get you started...
Accommodation costs are always rising, and students are constantly having to stretch their loans further and further. Contrary to popular belief, living a vegan lifestyle is actually really cheap if you do it right. Opt for a natural, homemade approach, supplemented with supermarket own brand vegan produce, and you will save a fortune on food bills compared to your meat-eating peers!
Here are a few great ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that you can make quickly, easily, and cheaply...
Stock up your store cupboard with these vegan staple items and you'll be able to whip up a quick and easy meal with no problem!
There's no need to go out of your way to buy fancy ingredients that cost an arm and a leg; many of your favourite go-to breakfasts are already vegan or can be veganified really easily!
During the week you'll want something you can prepare easily and throw into your bag for a quick fix between classes, whilst at the weekend you can brunch your lazy little socks off. Either way, we've got you covered!
Whether you like to relax in the evening by cooking yourself a vegan feast, or are looking for a quick throw-together meal after a long day of lectures, try out some of these recipes for size.
A busy schedule of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and essay writing can take its toll if you're not careful. Regular snacking between meals can give you the energy you need to cope with university life. Here are some really easy snacks that you can grab on the go, or make in advance and throw in your bag to get you through the day.
Disclaimer: The information in this article has been largely sourced from the above list of websites, and was correct at the time of publishing. Food manufacturers reserve the right to alter recipes without notice, potentially rendering items non-vegan in the future. Please use this article as a guide only, and continue to check food labels and, if in doubt, contact manufacturers for information before consuming products in order to ensure they fit in with your ethical diet and lifestyle.