GLOWING RECIPES

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Yummy oil-free vegan recipes made with minimal ingredients to help you glow from the inside out!

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ABOUT ME

Hey there, I'm Jade.

I'm the creator of The Vegan Afterglow. My plant-based philosophy is to eat more plants + less processed foods. I try and stick to a whole foods, no-oil lifestyle as much as possible, and I love creating new content for people on a similar health journey to look + feel better!

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Tips + tricks to make it as easy as possible to live a plant-based lifestyle on a small budget!

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This Is Why You Need To Start Meal Prepping If You're Struggling To Go Vegan
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This Is Why You Need To Start Meal Prepping If You’re Struggling To Go Vegan

Have you ever had that 5/6 o’clock feeling when you’re finally done for the day, you’re hungry and you just want to eat anything in sight? Yup I think we’ve all been there. When you’re hungry AF, the quickest thing to eat is a microwave meal or snacks. But if you’re trying to eat healthy or achieve a health goal (losing weight for example) then unhealthy & processed food isn’t the best option. And whether you’re vegan or not, you’re not going to hit any of your daily nutrition values eating crap. Over the years I’ve found that a lot of yummy (& healthy) vegan meals can be planned & prepped in advance to make it super easy for you…

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37 Homely Vegan Recipes That Will Make You Excited For Autumn
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37 Homely Vegan Recipes That Will Make You Excited For Autumn

Now I know I’m not the only person who absolutely loves it this time of the year. Autumn is finally here & who doesn’t love walking through the park when the trees become a lovely orange colour & the leaves are crunchy on the floor. Not to mention, Halloween is a few weeks away & it gives me an excuse to put ‘pumpkin’ into every recipe. Oh, and if you’re a big fan of Starbucks, then you might be aware that the pumpkin spice syrup they use has milk in it (boooo)! BUT there is a secret vegan option, so if you’re looking for your pumpkin fix this Autumn, then ask for a soy/almond milk dolce cinnamon latte with no…

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The Best Dairy Free Alternatives For An Easy Vegan Transition
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The Best Dairy Free Alternatives For An Easy Vegan Transition

So you’ve made the decision to give up dairy, yay! Whether it’s because you’ve recently found out you have a dairy intolerance (two thirds of the world’s adults are lactose intolerant now) or you’re ready to leap into veganism, this post is going to show you how easy it is to make simple swaps & live a dairy-free life! One of the best things about ‘veganism’ becoming mainstream, is the amount of new dairy-free options in the supermarkets now, making it the best time to go dairy-free. Not to mention a lot of dairy free milks that can be made at home with a nut milk bag. It took me a while to give up dairy, but when I finally…

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23 Crazy Cheap Vegan Meal Ideas For Saving Money
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23 Crazy Cheap Vegan Meal Ideas For Saving Money

Regardless of whether you’re vegan or not, you’ve definitely heard other people say before that “eating healthy is expensive”. And veganism is commonly known for being expensive, but that’s just not the case, and I’m going to show you 20+ cheap vegan meals to start cooking this week! I’m a frugal gal who loves cooking and eating, but you won’t catch me spending a ton of money on my shopping bill every week. Why? Because vegetables, leafy greens, legumes (beans, lentils, peas), rice, tofu, potatoes, bread & most fruit are cheap as f**k and that’s what I eat every day. I like to try & keep my meals as plant-based as possible because its cheaper, but I do treat myself…

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The Best Restaurants For Vegans (UK Guide)
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The Best Restaurants For Vegans (UK Guide)

If you’ve been a vegan for a while then you will have noticed the mahoooosive difference in the amount of options restaurants now offer for us vegans, compared to a few years ago. If you’re new to veganism, don’t worry, I’ve got loads of helpful info to help you on your journey! With so many restaurants expanding their vegan options, you no longer have to feel like the odd one out when dining out. Veganism is becoming so main-stream now, which means it’s 100 times easier & more enjoyable to eat out as a vegan. Which is why I wanted to put together a list of restaurants with the best vegan options on the high street, to make it even…

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How To Cure Your IBS & Heal Your Gut Naturally On A Plant-Based Diet
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How To Cure Your IBS & Heal Your Gut Naturally On A Plant-Based Diet

Did you know you could have IBS & not even be aware of it? A few months ago I was getting really bogged down because I didn’t know why I was experiencing major bloating & stomach pain. So I decided to call my doctors and explain my symptoms of what I thought could be IBS. To cut a long story short, they were fucking useless & couldn’t have pushed me out the door any faster. My doctor didn’t advice me on anything to change diet wise & she didn’t explain what causes IBS or how I can prevent it. But they were happy enough to give me a prescription “to ease the cramping pain”. I’m really fussy about what I put…

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Healthy Plant-based Cheese Sauce Made From Vegetables (Nut-Free)

  Print Vegan Cheese Sauce Recipe This recipe works out at around £0.08 per serving Keyword cheese, sauce Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 8 servings Ingredients 1 cup potatoes 1 cup carrots 1 cup plant-based milk 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes 1/4 cup tahini 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp garlic powder pinch salt Instructions  Peel & cut potatoes and carrots. Boil potatoes + carrots until soft. Drain and add to a blender. Add the nutritional yeast flakes, plant-based milk, light tahini, onion & garlic powder, lemon juice & salt. Blend in your blender until smooth. Slowly adding the milk depending on how thick you’d like your sauce. Store cheese sauce in…

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How To Get More Superfoods In Your Diet - With A List Of 19 Superfoods!
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How To Get More Superfoods In Your Diet – With A List Of 19 Superfoods!

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past 10 years, then you’ll know exactly what I mean by the term ”superfoods”. And if you aren’t 100% sure what superfoods are, you’ve definitely heard about their potential nutritional benefits from your favourite health gurus on Instagram. With the amount of research on superfoods out there today, it’s not difficult to find out they all contain high levels of much-needed vitamins, minerals & nutrients, which are all amazing for your skin. Not to mention the antioxidants, good fats & healthy properties that are believed to lower the risk of certain diseases, as well as promoting weight loss. And to top it all off, all of these healthy vegan superfoods…

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Vegan cookbooks for cheap & lazy vegans under £15

Have you ever had one of those moments, staring into the fridge/freezer, looking at the abundance of food but hopelessly thinking “what the hell am I going to cook tonight?!” Don’t worry, we’ve all been there & it’s bloody annoying! Since becoming vegan I have definitely been more experimental & adventurous with my food, and although during the week my meals consist of the same ingredients made in different ways, I do love to switch my food up & make something I’ve never made before. Cookbooks like these are perfect for if you’re just starting your vegan journey & you have literally no idea what to cook. They’re also amazingly helpful for if you’ve got a party, event or BBQ…

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The Ultimate Vegan Food Label Guide
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The Ultimate Vegan Food Label Guide

I am one of those weird people who loves to food shop. I can easily spend an hour in the store just picking up a few bits. I love searching for new vegan products and there are a lot of them lately (2019 is definitely the year to be vegan yaaaas!) But it can seem really daunting shopping as a vegan, especially since most of the time you have to check the ingredients list on every products you pick up just to make sure it’s vegan. And sometimes, it’s not that clear & it can get quite confusing and frustrating. But don’t panic, because I have created this vegan food label guide to show you how to easily & quickly…

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