Plant-Based vs Vegan
Around here, you may have noticed that the words "plant-based" and "vegan" seem to be used interchangeably. That's because in Lauren's home kitchen, both food philosophies are practiced.
Becoming 100% vegan may NOT be your goal and that is a-okay! What IS important, though, is that you are hungry to fill your life with plants. So, what's really the difference between the two?
A person who lives a vegan lifestyle does not consume or use any animal products, and this often extends to their wardrobe selections, personal care products, even travel and activities. Their food choices may not always be the healthiest - things like beer, white pasta, potato chips, and plenty of baked goods and processed foods are vegan these days.
Someone who is opting for a plant-based diet, however, is very interested to fill their plate and their body with PLANTS - the more color the better! They may include animal protein as needed, while still identifying as plant-based. Plant-BASED does not have to mean plant-EXCLUSIVE.