As we wrap up Veganuary, I wanted to take a moment to share with you a few of the vegan YouTube channels that I love. To be honest with you, before 2020, I barely cooked. I didn't really know how to, so I never really tried to. But when quarantine started, I decided to change this, and begin working on my cooking skills. That's where YouTube came in, with so many helpful videos and recipes, all for free! So please enjoy this list I put together, I hope these channels inspire you as well.
Easy & Affordable Meals
For meals that are easy to make and won't cost you your entire paycheck, I enjoy Caitlin Shoemaker and Mina Rome's channels. Both of them have a variety of options, so you're sure to find a recipe that you enjoy and can afford to make.
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Nourishing & Healthy Meals
If you're looking to improve your diet in 2021, SweetPotatoSoul and Pick Up Limes have some great options for you. These channels focus on incorporating a lot of plants into your meals, creating colorful and nourishing fuel for your body.
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Many people get into veganism when they are looking to loose a bit of weight. If this is one of your new year's goals, than check out Melissa Alexandria and High Carb Hannah. Both channels teach you how to make delicious meals that will also help you to keep your weight under control. No calorie counting or restricting meal plans here, these ladies teach you how to eat in a way that keeps you full and feeling your best!
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Cuisine from Around the World
If you're worried about missing out on your favorite takeout options, fear not! Yeung Man Cooking brings you a variety of options inspired by Eastern Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern and other cuisines from around the world. He even has his own Vegan Ramen cookbook and a Vegan Sushi masterclass, if you're really looking to step up your cooking skills.
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In addition to channels dedicated exclusively to sharing recipes, I also wanted to share with you a few of my favorite vegan YouTubers who continuously inspire me to live a more healthy, sustainable and mindful lifestyle.
Alana Blanchard and Jack Freestone are professional surfers who post vlogs about their family life and often share the recipes that even their adorable toddler enjoys. My personal favorite is Alana's vegan mac & cheese recipe, I made it last year for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, and my family loved it!
If you've ever dreamed of running off to be a witch living in the forest, you'll love Isabel Paige's channel. This young woman built her own tiny house in the mountains and lives a natural, vegan, sustainable and low-waste lifestyle. She eats a very healthy diet and makes delicious looking food from scratch. Her artistic videos will leave you feeling inspired and in awe of this beautiful planet.
The last favorite channel of mine I'm going to mention today is Heal Your Living. If in addition to veganism, you're looking to live a more minimalist and sustainable lifestyle, her channel is for you. Youheum has the most relaxing voice, and her calming videos showcase her practice of slow and eco-friendly living in the most beautiful way. I love watching her videos in the evening as a way to wind down from the day and remind myself of the importance of practicing mindfulness.
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I hope you enjoy this list I put together! There are so many other amazing vegan YouTubers out there, these just happen to be a few of my favorites that I regularly watch. So if you have something particular in mind that you're wondering if you're able to "veganize", I recommend a quick search on YouTube, because you'll likely find what you're looking for on there. Have fun and get cooking!