Rawsome Food For Your Soul
The Happy Caterpillar is powered by a fully plant based lifestyle, which is mostly raw but totally awesome (hence, rawsome)!
The Happy Caterpillar founders K&D have been vegan since 2016 and 2015 respectively, K having been vegetarian for several years beforehand, and D having dived right in from eating everything! This has been a transformational experience for us both and we want to share the benefits of plant based living with the world. In summary, there are three main reasons to go vegan:
As well as the death involved in meat production, there is also massive suffering involved in the dairy and egg industries.
The meat and dairy industries create massive waste and have a bigger impact on global warming than all the cars in the world.
A vegan diet has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes as well as improving all round health & wellbeing.
The Happy Caterpillars K & D have been moving gradually towards a more raw lifestyle since becoming vegan, and while we still enjoy the occasional cooked treat we have learnt that we feel best when raw living foods are the primary basis of our diet.
Plants are packed with nutrients that can be lost in the cooking process, which wastes a lot of the goodness that should be gained from eating.
Plants also contain natural enzymes that aid digestion. These are destroyed by cooking, meaning your body has to work harder.
You don’t have to go fully raw overnight (even we haven’t!) but eating more raw, fresh food can have a powerfully positive impact on your health. You can try one raw day a week, or ‘raw til four’ and see how far it takes you. You don’t know until you try!
But most importantly, if you do choose cooked food, try to choose healthy, whole, clean-cooked foods as much as possible. That’s what we call rawsome food for your soul! Check out our recipes to find out more.