10 People To Follow If You Want Help Transitioning To A Gluten-Free & Vegan Diet

10 People To Follow If You Want Help Transitioning To A Gluten-Free & Vegan Diet

You’ve read about my weight loss and fitness journey, and you know what the best gluten-free and vegan snacks are. Now all you need is inspiration and easy recipes to follow for delicious diet-friendly and allergy-friendly meals!

Thankfully, I’ve got you covered with a list of 10 social media accounts that helped me transition to my current diet and lifestyle:

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1. Shine With Plants

This lovely family is inspo for how I would like my future family diet and way of life to be like. In almost each video, Fabiola, her husband and her baby girl, Chelsea, cook, laugh and exercise together. Fabiola’s recipes have also encouraged me to implement more raw foods in my life. On top of that, her Vegan recipes are colourful and super easy to follow!

2. What the Fork

Before I went dairy-free, I loved following Sharon’s recipes (especially for dessert!). She uses simple ingredients to substitute gluten. I especially love her Pinterest boards because they cater to a variety of diets on top of being gluten-friendly, such as Paleo, Dairy Free and Keto diets. While her recipes aren’t all Vegan, you can easily substitute ingredients.

3. Sweet Potato Soul

Jenné Claiborne is one of the first Vegan YouTubers I subscribed to for her flavourful and delicious Vegan meals. I learned how to cook sweet potatoes in more than five different ways!  In addition to that, her meals call for everyday ingredients. I especially enjoy her 15-minute Vegan meals as well as her Southern-inspired dishes. Many of her recipes are also gluten free.

4. Cheap Lazy Vegan

The name says it all! Rose managed to attract me to her channel by providing lots of information on how to be Vegan on a budget AND how to meal prep. I enjoy Asian food, so I’m happy that she creates Vegan recipes for that type of cuisine. I encourage you to check out her 3-ingredient meals, 5-ingredient meals and informational mukbangs. Ingredients can easily be swapped to be gluten-free.

5. The Canadian African

Afia is a West African living in Canada, who I recently started following. She puts together Vegan-inspired Ghanaian dishes that make me miss my mom’s cooking. Now that I’m transitioning to a Vegan diet, it’s super useful for me to learn how to turn traditional African dishes into their Vegan versions. You can find the recipes on her blog or follow her on Instagram for beautiful food photos!

6. Minimalist Baker

Minimalist Baker is a website devoted to sharing plant-based recipes requiring 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl, and/or 30 minutes or less to prepare. I love the cooking approach taken, as well as the fact that the YouTube videos are less than a minute long. I recommend watching this channel if you are an intermediate cook. The full recipes and step-by-step instructions are available on the blog, with plenty of gluten free recipes available.

7. Rawvana

Yovana’s channel was a great guide for information on Raw Veganism. Her journey on gaining confidence and practicing self love was truly inspiring for me. I specifically enjoy her work out videos and Vegan meals for weight loss. Ingredients from her meals can be swapped to be gluten free.

8. Edyn Jacks

Do yourself a favour and watch Edyn’s ‘ What I Edyn A Day‘ Playlist. I appreciate her humour, relatability and personality. The other thing I enjoy about Edyn is her honest reviews of pre-packaged Vegan foods.

9. Hotforfood

I knew about Lauren Toyota through Much Music– long before she became ‘famously’ Vegan! Her channel appealed to me because I find that her recipes are original, creative and super tasty. Her focus is on comfort foods which is great because once in a while, I want to indulge in Vegan ‘junk food’.

10. Oh She Glows

I recently started following Angela’s blog and her desserts look extremely exquisite. I can’t wait to try her one bowl pumpkin chocolate muffins. While her recipes are plant-based, she boasts that her food is also great for meat-eaters and picky kids. Most recipes are gluten-free and many are also allergy-friendly.

If you’re ready to change your diet, make sure to follow the bloggers/vloggers above and let me know if I missed anyone in the comments below!

xo,
Aissatou

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