5 Delicious Plant-Based Essentials for Veganuary 2022



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Every January, people make a commitment to go vegan for the entire month –– in a popular trend or New Year's resolution that is known as "Veganuary". This tradition empowers people to add more plants to their meals for the first month of the New Year and beyond. Going vegan is not only good for your health, but will also leave you feeling energized and nourished. However, maintaining the 100% herbivore challenge can be tricky, especially if you don't know what hearty plant-based groceries to stock up on. Below, we've rounded some of our favorite vegan brands that have such delicious products you just don't want to miss out on!


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PLANTA is a plant-based restaurant chain developed by the award-winning Chef David Lee. Even if you're not based in Miami or Toronto (or a location where there's a PLANTA restaurant), you can still satisfy all your pizza and dessert cravings with their scrumptious plant-based offerings. Our favorite meals are the Margherita Pizza, Eggplant Lasagna, and Cinnamon Buns.


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2. Daiya Foods

Whether you are a flexitarian, vegetarian, or vegan, Daiya products will be sure to delight your taste buds. Daiya offers a wide range of 100% vegan foods, from dairy-free cheeses to creamy macaroni to protein-packed burritos. It’s also available in most grocery and health food stores all over the United States –– use their store locator to find out where Daiya foods is located near you. We're a huge fan of Daiya’s Cream Cheeze spreads, Cheezecake, and the Triple Fudge Chunk Ice Cream (which is perfect for a midnight snack!).


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P.S. To warm up those delicious pizzas, we recommend purchasing this Black + Decker 6-Slice Crisp n Bake Air Fry Toaster Oven.This oven can warm up and cook a variety of delicacies to satisfy your taste buds. Bon Appétit!


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3. Waterloo Sparkling Water

If you’re looking for a guilt-free plant-based drink, look no further. Waterloo is a sparkling water that includes a variety of fruit flavors and 0 calories, 0 sugar, and 0 sodium –– a natural and crisp flavor with every sip. With a multitude of flavor offerings such as peach, blueberry, and black cherry, this vegan, whole30, gluten free, non-GMO project certified drink will leave you refreshed and energized. Our favorite flavors are the lemon-lime, peach, and watermelon.


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4. AYO Almond Yogurt

Feel like you’re going to miss the yogurt on a vegan diet? Luckily, AYO has you covered with their delectable almond milk yogurts. These yogurts are sustainably sourced, non-GMO, and have less than two teaspoons of added sugar per serving. Plus, they’re still packed with high-quality probiotics and ripe organic fruit –– that you’ll surely want to indulge in. We love their blueberry, peach, strawberry, and vanilla yogurts (which are great to eat in a fruit parfait, healthy dessert topping, or just on its own!). Find them at a store near you today!


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5. RISE Brewing Co.

Attention all coffee lovers…this place is your one-stop shop for all things plant-based coffee and milk! RISE Brewing Co. offers a variety of vegan lattes that are organic, nitro-infused, and craft brewed. If you’re not a fan of coffee, they also have a selection of refreshing oat milks available in a variety of flavors including original, chocolate, and vanilla. (P.S. Their oat milks are barista-approved, so try steaming them to add to your favorite hot drinks!) Our favorite beverages are their London Fog Nitro Earl Grey Tea, Oat Milk Mocha Nitro Cold Brew Coffee, and Chocolate Oat Milk.


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P.S. If you're a coffee connoisseur, we recommend purchasing the Illycaffè X7.1 iperEspresso Machine-Red to go along with your favorite plant-based milks. This espresso machine will brew full-bodied espresso for those creative seasonal lattes and coffee beverages. We love the various colors and look –– it’ll make a dynamic statement in your kitchen!

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