A vegan at Uni. I had no clue what it would be like. After doing this for a few months now, I have to say, I couldn’t be happier to be vegan, even being a Uni student! Here is a list of reasons why you should be vegan at Uni:
✺ Cheap – I save so much money by being vegan! A weekly shop can be really cheap if I have a few basics at home. Potatoes, rice, pasta, oats, beans, veggies and fruit are really cheap foods which I can get all for under £1. Plus when I am shopping I never get tempted to buy cheap chocolate, biscuits, etc. as they are usually not vegan, even more savings there!
✺ Health – It is a lot easier to stay healthy and fit as a vegan. Even if you eat some Oreos one day or vegan chocolates, they don’t often have nearly as much fat as things containing animal products. If you keep most of your meals based on whole foods, you have nothing to worry about.
✺ No one steals your milk – Being the only one in my flat who drinks soya and almond milk, there is no chance of anyone stealing my milk.
✺ No Takeaways – We get loads of takeaway leaflets through the door, however rarely there is something vegan which, believe it or not, is good news! It forces me to stay healthy and save money.
✺ Community – It is a great excuse and opportunity to join a vegetarian / vegan society and get involved with events and activities. I have found this to be the best way to get to know all the yummy cafes and restaurants in the city as well as ethical locals brands and events to do during the weekend. My favourite so far is definitely the monthly vegan market! Check out these amazing goodies: BBQ “pulled-pork” jackfruit and cheesecake!
These were just a few things I love about being vegan at Uni. If you can think of anything else, please feel free to share in the comments. But overall I just think it is a great way to stay healthy and away form fast food. Thank you for reading! Lots of love,