As some of you may already know, I follow a mainly plant-based diet - that means no animal products (meat, chicken, fish, dairy or eggs) are on my menu. What I do still occasionally consume is honey though. I'm going to share more about my almost-vegan lifestyle, how I got there (no, I wasn't veggie all my life) and what it means to be a fussy eater on the road. But that's for another blog post, for now I want to show you the joys of eating plant-based in America!
The US is infamous for its plethora of unhealthy, cheap fast-food chains, supermarket aisles full of sugary, genetically modified products and not to mention HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup) which seems to find its way into everything edible here. Yuck!
But if you only look hard enough you'll find just as many yummie healthy options in most bigger cities!
Let this be said, there are certain things I ALWAYS eat in America like dairy-free ice cream (yaaay Ben & Jerry's!) or take back home with me (Justin's Nut Butters - every. single. time.).
Granted, some of the foods I enjoyed on my trip to NOLA wouldn't exactly qualify as part of a "whole-foods plant-based diet" (I'm talking about you, accidentally-veggie-friendly Cracker Jacks!) but hey I was on holidays, right? ;)
So keep scrolling to see my food hauls and all the veggie-friendly meals I enjoyed in New Orleans two months ago!