Feeling a little lost?
I’m not going to pretend that veganism is always easy at first. Sure, it can be for many, but not for everyone. Whatever your reasons for choosing to go vegan, you may find yourself suddenly struggling for substitutes in your favourite banana bread recipe or a new milk for your morning coffee. Locally, our breakfast options seem to be dominated by milk, butter, and eggs. Good luck finding a vegan croissant at your local bakery. Trust me, I always ask.
Your Guide to a Vegan Diet by Nature’s Path
But don’t let that get you down. It gets easier. Honestly, if you’re exploring veganism for the first time, you have so many resources to turn to. Nature’s Path is a brand we’ve been using since our first few weeks living the vegan life. (Doesn’t that sound awesome? ‘Living the vegan life.’ I like it.) If you follow us on Instagram, you know their granola has been a welcome addition to all of our smoothie bowls. A spoonful of smoothie goes best with a crunchy granola. Already fans of what they do, we are excited to share their latest project with you, because it’s all about helping you succeed. Your Guide to a Vegan Diet is a straightforward (and beautiful, omg!) ebook filled tips on how to substitute dairy and egg in your favourite recipes. It’s your FREE right here when you sign up for the Nature’s Path newsletter.
Perhaps my favourite part of the entire guide, is the suggestion that you treat potential deficiencies in your diet with food, rather than supplements. I strongly believe that a healthy, balanced diet is the best way to ensure you get all the nutrients you need. If you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet, there should be a very minimal need for supplements, and really no need to detox. Give your a generous helping of wholesome, healthy food, with a few treats here and there, of course. If you’re anything like me, you lived on fries for the first little while. There’s no shame in making mistakes. We all figure it out eventually.
Crispy Rice Treats
You probably know by now that your average rice crispy treat is far from vegan. Butter is an obvious nope. Marshmallows? Gelatin. And get this, your average puffed rice ceral? Not even vegan! I know, shocking. You’d think that is a lost cause, but I don’t give up so easily. Vegan butter and marshmallows, along with Nature’s Path Crispy Rice are all you need to relive those childhood memories. And let’s not pretend it’s healthy. Sure it’s vegan, but this is still very much a treat, and that’s ok.
I’ve shared a similar recipe before, but this updated version has a little more flavour, and lots more of the ooey gooey you’d hope for.
Somebody once said to me that I was the biggest vegan they’d ever seen. Granted, I was a new vegan, and I’ve lost some weight since, but if you’re not careful, you may find yourself eating a few too many treats, even as a vegan. So be sure to balance these Crispy Rice squares out with some smoothie bows filled with fresh fruit and wholesome granola. And don’t forget your veggies!
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Nature's Path Crispy Rice TreatsPrint Recipe
- 4 cups Nature's Path Crispy Rice
- 4 tbsp vegan butter
- 1 package vegan marshmallows (about 250-280 grams)
- 1 tsp vanilla
In a large pot, melt the vegan butter over low-medium heat. Don't cook it; just melt it.
Add marshmallows to the butter and stir constantly on low-medium heat. Be careful not to burn or cook the mixture. Again, you just want to melt it.
When the marshmallows and butter are combined, whisk in the vanilla.
Remove from heat and Nature's Path Crispy Rice cereal. Using a silicon spatula, begin to stir immediately until the cereal is evenly coated.
Grease a glass 8x8 baking dish (or something similar) with vegan butter.
Spread the mixture into the dish and press it down until it's flat. You may need to use your hands for this.
Let me the pan cool at least a half hour, a bit longer if you don't want to eat them warm.
If you've properly greased the dish, you should be able to pop the entire thing from the dish and cut it into squares on a cutting board.