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Vegetarian and vegan information, tips, recipes, and more presented in a light, conversational, and nonjudgmental manner. We welcome input and feedback from our followers regarding issues you would like us to address as well as ways in which we can improve. Please don't hesitate to contact us and let us know how we can help. If you enjoy and find value in our podcast, we would very much appreciate a favorable review on iTunes. This would help us tremendously. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy Vegetarian Zen.

Vegetarian Zen Vickie Velasquez and Larissa Galenes

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings

Vegetarian and vegan information, tips, recipes, and more presented in a light, conversational, and nonjudgmental manner. We welcome input and feedback from our followers regarding issues you would like us to address as well as ways in which we can improve. Please don't hesitate to contact us and let us know how we can help. If you enjoy and find value in our podcast, we would very much appreciate a favorable review on iTunes. This would help us tremendously. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy Vegetarian Zen.

    VZ 457: The Best Clean Beauty Brands You Need to Know About

    VZ 457: The Best Clean Beauty Brands You Need to Know About

    If you're listening to this, I'd bet money that you're someone who pays attention to what goes on your body as much as you pay attention to what goes in it. Harmful chemicals you might be putting on your body worry you just as much as harmful additives in your food.
    Because people are starting to understand the harm that harsh chemicals have on their bodies and the planet, they’re turning to clean beauty brands that prioritize natural ingredients and avoid harmful chemicals. 
    These brands offer a safer, healthier approach to beauty, making it easier to take care of your skin without compromising on quality.
    In this episode of The Vegetarian Zen podcast,  we'll explore some of the best clean beauty brands out there to help you find products that are good for you and the planet. You can check out the full show notes here. 

    • 27 min
    VZ 456: International Plastic Bag Free Day: How You Can Make a Difference

    VZ 456: International Plastic Bag Free Day: How You Can Make a Difference

    July 3rd is International Plastic Bag Free Day (yep…there really is a day for everything!). The goal of International Plastic Bag Free Day is to eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags by encouraging individuals, communities, and governments to rethink their reliance on plastic bags and adopt more eco-friendly alternatives.
    In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll share: 
    the history of plastic bag free day
    some impacts that plastic bags have on animals, the environment, and humans
    7 ways you can celebrate International Plastic Bag Free Day
    You can check out the full show notes here. 

    • 24 min
    VZ 455: Meet 8 of the Best Animal Dads In The Wild

    VZ 455: Meet 8 of the Best Animal Dads In The Wild

    Discover the best animal dads in nature and their unique parenting skills in this detailed exploration of top animal fathers.
    Check out the show notes for more about these amazing dads! 

    • 33 min
    VZ 454: Happy Pride! 15 LGBTQIA2S+ Vegans, Vegetarians, and Allies

    VZ 454: Happy Pride! 15 LGBTQIA2S+ Vegans, Vegetarians, and Allies

    In this episode, in honor of Pride Month, we'll highlight 15 LGBTQ+ celebrities and famous people who have chosen vegan or vegetarian lifestyles. These folks are using their fame to advocate for compassion, health, and the planet, showing that even small choices can lead to big impacts.
    You can check out our full show notes here. 
     

    • 38 min
    VZ 453: The Best Vegan Hot Dogs For Summer Grilling

    VZ 453: The Best Vegan Hot Dogs For Summer Grilling

    In this episode of the podcast, we’re talking about some of the best veggie hot dogs on the market today with a little help from our closed Facebook group the Peas and Carrots who voted on theirs.
    Check out the full show notes here.

    • 33 min
    VZ 452: Nature's Nurturers: A Tribute To Awesome Animal Moms!

    VZ 452: Nature's Nurturers: A Tribute To Awesome Animal Moms!

    Discover the remarkable world of animal moms and their nurturing ways. Explore the depths of maternal instincts across wildlife species.
    Check out the full show notes here. 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Teaching Mums Ltd ,

Refreshing

I love this podcast, down to earth, honest, helpful!
Thank you!
Love from teachingmums.com xx

Jenwrenred ,

Lovely, inclusive and informative

I try to research vegetarian ethics and nutrition as much as I can but Vickie and Larissa always have something new to offer. I discovered this podcast 2 years ago when I was going through a really difficult time and couldn't sleep. It was like having lovely, warm friends I could hang out with anytime, even in the darkest hours. I'm so grateful to have found this. Now my 6 year old son loves to snuggle up and listen too. He says 'can we listen to the vegetarian ladies?'.... I finally got round to buying them a juice too!

WhyAreAllTheGooUsernamesTaken? ,

Genuinely Zen

I look forward to this podcast every week, the hosts Vickie and Larissa are so positive and calm, and their advice so practical and well intentioned that I find it a wonderful dose of zen!
As a vegetarian I find useful tips constantly and I feel no pressure or judgement to go vegan or change the way I eat, besides trying to get in a few extra veggies where I can. Just a lovely show.

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