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THE BEST PLANT-BASED FOODS AT TARGET

THE BEST PLANT-BASED FOODS AT TARGET

Target is a beacon for many a shopper. But Target for vegan food?! Admittedly, this has never been top of mind when we are heading out for groceries. But in our endless quest for the best vegan eats around, not to mention the thoroughness of our grocer series, we headed to our local Target to check out what lies beyond the blouses, blenders, and baby gifts.

PLANT-BASED SHOPPING AT COSTCO

PLANT-BASED SHOPPING AT COSTCO

Veg friends, let me start by saying simply this: my relationship with Costco is, well, fairly unique. Perhaps in part due to my bargain hunting drive and my keen interest in vegan finds, I have pledged allegiance and unrequited love to this big box store.

A VEGAN GUIDE TO LANSING

A VEGAN GUIDE TO LANSING

Thanks in part to its proximity to the educational behemoth, Lansing is home to an amazing diversity of cuisine and culture. Diners will be delighted to not only find greasy American favorites, but also a variety of cuisines from Turkish to Jamaican along with a focus on farm-to-table.

MICHIGAN’S FRUIT AND VEG U-PICK GUIDE

MICHIGAN’S FRUIT AND VEG U-PICK GUIDE

Apples, cherries, and raspberries, oh my! Michigan is ripe with an abundance of beautiful fruits and delicious veggies throughout the summer and fall. In fact, picking mounds of plump, juicy berries is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy! If you have ever wondered where to go and when then this Michigan u-pick guide has you covered!

VEGAN GUIDE TO MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA

VEGAN GUIDE TO MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA

For those of you who love the wild wilderness, the UP is where you need to be, whether or not you plan to camp. Now you just need to figure out where you’re going to eat, and I’ve got you covered. For your next adventure to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula use this guide to find great vegan food options to fuel all your adventures throughout the UP.

THE BEST VEGAN FOODS AT MEIJER

THE BEST VEGAN FOODS AT MEIJER

Meijer “Thrifty Acres”, you’ve come a long way.
Yes, Michigan-based Meijer was named “Meijer Thrifty Acres” for decades (we are talking pre-Tofurky time!) and is credited by some as pioneering the supermarket concept. It is now a multi-billion dollar hypermarket chain, still privately held by the Michigan-based family.

4 EASY AND DAIRY-FREE FROZEN SUMMER TREATS

4 EASY AND DAIRY-FREE FROZEN SUMMER TREATS

Michigan’s hot summer days have arrived in all of their sunny glory, and what’s more soothing on a sweltering day than a sweet frosty treat?
Nowadays we can find an almost endless variety of vegan options in grocery stores, but it’s really easy – and so much fun – to watch the magic happen right in your own kitchen! Plus the best part is that you get to be in complete control of every single ingredient.

TIPS FOR OPTIMAL SUMMER HEALTH

TIPS FOR OPTIMAL SUMMER HEALTH

Dr. Jamie is back with some tips on how to stay healthy this summer! Here are some recommendations to keep our health in check while we are busy making the most of our beautiful Michigan weather.

THE BEST GARDENS & FLOWER FIELDS IN MICHIGAN

THE BEST GARDENS & FLOWER FIELDS IN MICHIGAN

Michigan has finally woken from its deep winter slumber. Welcoming lush fields of colorful blooms with the fresh scents of calming lavender and lilac that dance through the air to delight the senses. Spring and summer are the best times to see Michigan awash with color and life. While you’re planning road trips throughout Michigan over the next few months, make sure you pencil in stops to these beautiful farm fields and gardens!

HOPE FOR WELFARE IMPROVEMENT IN THE EGG INDUSTRY

HOPE FOR WELFARE IMPROVEMENT IN THE EGG INDUSTRY

There will be a great opportunity in the next few years to end one of the cruelest practices taking place within animal agriculture. Each year between 4-6 billion newborn chicks are killed by the egg industry worldwide, 300 million per year in the United States.

VEGAN GUIDE TO KALAMAZOO, BATTLE CREEK, & OTHER SOUTHERN MICHIGAN TOWNS

VEGAN GUIDE TO KALAMAZOO, BATTLE CREEK, & OTHER SOUTHERN MICHIGAN TOWNS

While most of the vegan accolades are given to the metro Detroit area there are a few other towns south (and slightly west) of the city that deserve some recognition. This is a great vegan guide if you’re staying in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, or passing through a few smaller towns in the state. Wherever your adventures take you, I hope this vegan guide helps you find great vegan food along your way.

SIMPLE WAYS TO LIVE AS HEALTHY AS POSSIBLE

SIMPLE WAYS TO LIVE AS HEALTHY AS POSSIBLE

As you probably know by now, I love finding simple and convenient ways to live as healthy as possible. Life can surely get in the way of practicing self-care, sometimes, so it’s up to us to find and keep the motivation to make our health a priority.

EASY PLANT-BASED SHOPPING AT KROGER

EASY PLANT-BASED SHOPPING AT KROGER

If you live in Michigan, you have probably visited Kroger a time or two. With some 120+ locations across Michigan, Kroger stores can be found in suburban and metro areas, alike. Good thing because plant-based shopping is super easy at Kroger!

NORTHERN MICHIGAN VEGAN GETAWAY

NORTHERN MICHIGAN VEGAN GETAWAY

Like many Michiganders, going up north evokes some of my fondest memories. The shimmering blue waters of Grand Traverse Bay, the sweeping green landscapes, and the sweet taste of fresh cherries are unforgettable. The trip provides the opportunity to unplug and truly get away without even leaving the state.

THE BEST OF VEGAN AT TRADER JOE’S

THE BEST OF VEGAN AT TRADER JOE’S

Would you be surprised if I told you that this national market, known best for its Mandarin Orange Chicken frozen entrée, is actually a mecca of vegan delights? Indeed, if you’ve never ventured into one of Michigan’s eight locations, it may be time to pencil it in.

WHITE BEAN MAC & CHEESE CASSEROLE

WHITE BEAN MAC & CHEESE CASSEROLE

Hi friends! Luna and Nate here from the Cooking Up Vegan food blog. We’re excited to work with VegMichigan and give you this exclusive new recipe! Say hello to your new favorite comfort food, White Bean Mac and Cheese Casserole. This gooey, cheesy, creamy, protein-packed, dairy-free version will leave you so happy and wanting more.

TALKING WOMEN’S HEALTH FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

TALKING WOMEN’S HEALTH FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

With the start of March also brings Women’s History Month! In acknowledgement of the many exceptional women who have changed the course of history for the better through their intellect, innovation, bravery, and compassion, this is a good month to discuss some information about optimizing women’s health. In this month’s article, I will discuss several of the most common conditions affecting women today, the recommended guidelines for screening for these conditions, and my own recommendations about how we can help prevent these conditions. 

A VEGAN’S GUIDE TO ANN ARBOR, DEARBORN, AND DETROIT

A VEGAN’S GUIDE TO ANN ARBOR, DEARBORN, AND DETROIT

Metro Detroit is full of an overwhelming diversity of food, especially vegan food. In metro Detroit there are three cities that really stand out for their culinary endeavors – Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Detroit. This guide will explore great vegan food in each city as well as a few things to do in between meals. The hardest part is deciding where you’re going to eat first.

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