what is pegan

What is Pegan?

Heard the word pegan lately? Seen it pop up on Facebook? We know we have! Or maybe you eat pegan?

So what is pegan? It’s pretty simple really… it’s a cross between the paleo and vegan diets. Makes sense yeh?! Pe-gan!

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There’s a stack of research into the health benefits of both eating styles. So yes, this means it gets #confusing!

We follow a paleo lifestyle but we totally understand that many people have ethical reasons for not eating meat, we also know some people just don’t like meat. 

We’re definitely all about doing what’s right for you and what makes you feel good. 

We vote that the most important stuff to say no to is processed foods! PLUS let’s all eat more veggies and eat better quality, cleaner fresh produce.

By adding more GOOD in to our diets we slowly (or quickly, whatever you like) crowd out the crap! And then TA-DA we’re eating way healthier! 

what is pegan

There’s no one size fits all when it comes to diet and food choices… and! Our food preference will never stay the same.

We’ve noticed since going paleo, our food preferences have changed a lot. Especially with our protein and meat choices.

When we first started paleo we stuck to lean meats and ate A LOT of chicken breast, then we loved the more fattier meats (hello delicious pork belly), we embraced red meat all while eating lots of vegetables.

Right NOW we’re totally off red meat and even pork belly! We’re loving chicken and fish.

Maybe we OD-ed on pork belly or maybe our bodies are just craving easier to digest lighter proteins. We even think… one day we might even go pegan?! Say whaaat? Back on to pegan… 

We gather this is what a pegan diet looks like:

  • Lots and lots and lots of vegetables
  • Fruits (probably lots of berries)
  • Avocado (yes, it gets it’s own category)
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Coconut 
  • Non GMO oils like olive, macadamia etc

what is pegan

Start the conversation… tweet this out to the world!

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We’re pretty sure Dr Mark Hyman invented the pegan diet. Well he said he did and he recommends it to his clients, he wrote about it here.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Could you go pegan, or do you already eat this way? 

We’ll sign off with some paleo vegan AKA pegan recipes!

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla 

Like these slow cooked roasted stuffed eggplants.

Roast Vegetable Stuffed Eggplants

Oh, yeah our low fructose salted caramel slice. YUM!

Low Fructose Salted Choc Caramel Slice Recipe

 Dairy free pumpkin soup is so pegan!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Soup Recipe

These egg free choccy muffins are oh so yummy and pegan!

Egg Free, Sweetener Free Chocolate Muffins


Comments 9

  1. I really am wanting to do Pegan, I am already a vego so this would be amazing as my next step! Please keep us updated with any new info you find out because I cant seem to find much info/support out in the big wide world!

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  3. I don’t follow any one eating style; I eat everything! I cook paleo a lot, but also eat vegetarian a lot & occasionally vegan.

    I’m with you – staying away from processed is probably the most important thing you can do for your health!

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  5. I was a vegetarian for over 30 years, raw vegan for some of them. Adding ethically sourced meats and eggs back into my diet was a game changer for me…skin improved and anxiety completely gone, like magic! But I still have days where I am vegan (Pegan, really) and feel great. Or days that just some sardines are what appeal to me. Getting of processed crap is better for everyone. And most people are not eating enough vegetables. After that, listen to your body and give it what it needs!

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    How amazing is that… so much power in the food choices we make! Seriously excited to read this! 🙂 It’s so important to listen to our bodies and what they need… all about Bio-Individuality hehe 😉 We’d love to know what you with your sardines… we have bought so many in our cupboard but haven’t got the guts up to eat them heheh oooops!

  7. I tried going for just veggies but found I wasn’t satisfied, while I don’t eat meat every day, I need it at least twice sometimes three times a week. So far as eating fish is concerned, I have read so many horror stories about how fish is being raised and all the crap and pollution in our water systems throughout the world that as much as I like some types of fish, I stay away from it. One that is very bad is Tilapia, Asians feed this fish bird feces. All Tilapia comes from Asia. So thanks but no thanks.

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