Sharpen your pencils..

September always gives me a feeling of a new beginning. I have the urge to go out and buy beautifully lined notebooks and perfectly pointy pencils. ¬†Although, I have not been in school for sometime now, I love this time of year because we all have an opportunity to move ahead, set new goals and conquer new things. For me, I’ve decided to start this blog (I know, I know…I’m clearly a ‘You’ve Got Mail’ fan).

My name is Kelsey, and I am 99% vegan. And although my main motivation for becoming vegan is for health reasons, I am becoming more and more aware of the way our diet affects not only our own bodies but the animals and the world around us. As I grow in this understanding I feel the need to share what I learn with others.

When I tell people I’m vegan I usually get a range of responses but some that I hear quite often are…”Eating healthy is so expensive, I just couldn’t afford to do that!” or “I don’t know enough about all those weird foods you eat.” and of course the classic, “where do you get your protein?”

Therefore my goal in beginning this blog is to help you to find ways to easily, affordably, and confidently incorporate more plant-based choices into your everyday life. I want to be there each step of the way as you learn that eating healthfully is not so intimidating but something that you can truly enjoy!

I am also looking forward to improving my skills and being more informed about the foods that I eat everyday.

Thank you so much for checking out Healthful Herbivore. Let the new year begin :)

-Kelsey