Sometimes being vegan can create some awkward moments. I invited my daughter, Adee, to be on the Namely Marly Podcast to talk about vegan social challenges, especially as they apply to a 14-year old vegan. If you love discussions about vegan or plant-based diets, listen in as I talk to Rachel Hutchins as we talk about Autoimmune Disease and a Plant-Based Diet. Or you can listen as I talk about Plant-Based Food Love with Tess Challis.
Look at the two of us! Can you see why I invited her to be on the podcast with me? Adee and I are like two peas in a pod. In that picture we’re at the Indigo Girls Concert in downtown Kansas City. Adee an her boyfriend, Joe, came along with me and my life-long friend Rheta.
Adee and I have a discussion about vegan diets, particularly vegan social challenges. There are more than you might think, and being able to understand them can help you prepare.
But vegan social challenges aside, we also talk about other things, like Adee’s tendency to reach for Dr. Pepper in moments of stress. She’s found a Kombucha substitute that she goes for instead (see the link below). With all I’m reading about related to refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup, I’m so glad she’s making that transition.
All in all, this is a discussion between two passionate vegans, living in the midwest, and making the best of every day. We hope you love it!
Our goal at Namely Marly is to provide you with inspiring resources to take on a vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, and inspired, energetic life. We hope today’s interview about the Vegan Social Challenges has been helpful and informative.
Go be your best you!
Featured Content – Vegan Social Challenges
Here are some of the highlights of my discussion with Adee:
- How Adee became vegetarian at the age of 7
- Why Adee transitioned from vegetarian to vegan
- Adee’s tendency to crave Dr. Pepper in moments of stress
- What’s was like to be a vegan in a midwest high school
- Marly talks about the article by Moby on the amount of water that’s used to produce meat
- We discuss the environmental benefits of being vegan
- We talk about vegan cheese, and how we’re anticipating Julie Piatt’s new book
Here are some of the references from this Vegan Social Challenges episode:
- Check out Adee on Instagram
- Read this article about Moby called, The Way We’re Living is Stupid
- Order Julie Piatt’s book, This Cheese is Nuts
- Adee mentions Dr. Pepper flavored Kombucha via Live Beverages
- Related post: Listen to Anna Cummins talk about Reduce Plastic Waste
- Related Post: Dr. Greger shares about his book How Not to Die
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That’s it for today’s podcast. As always, thanks so much for joining in the discussion!