Hello, hello guys! I was about to post another recipe, then remembered I had a grocery haul video sitting on my phone.
Before I chat about the grocery specifics, I’m going to talk briefly about shopping and plastic. After my last video, I had some feedback about “all the plastic” in my shopping.
I talk about this in my video, so have a watch.
But, why even address this?
I address it for others coming into the diet.
Scenario: You are new to eating vegan, or maybe new to eating more whole foods vegan, and watch a video like this vegan grocery haul.
Would it make you second guess your choices?
Would you think it’s wasteful to buy all this produce housed in plastic?
Would that discourage you?
That’s what I want to prevent. Discouraging others from moving into this abundant, healthy, compassionate diet.
At the outset it may appear that we bring in more plastic because of the sheer volume of produce consumed on this diet.
We must remember that eating plant-based is the one effort we can make that has the biggest environmental impact.
Before recording this video I saw a piece about zero waste. It was impressive to say the least. The efforts that some people make to shop without any waste are remarkable. Despite our own family’s commitment to recycling, reusing, and composting, we don’t nearly touch these minimalist efforts.
Though I’m not sure many families can, realistically. For most families it’s an effort to make a meal rather than get take-out.
So, in my efforts to remain realistic – as blissful as my vegan utopian bubble may be – I share this vegan grocery haul.
Plastic and all.
I’d appreciate any thoughts you have, and thanks for reading & watching!