How many times have you stood around in the aisle trying to decipher if something is vegan or not? These five apps will help you navigate through the not so vegan friendly (yet) world we live in. 

 

      1. Is It Vegan?

           The Is It Vegan? app allows you to scan whatever questionable food product you are thinking of buying. It lets you know if it’s vegan approved or not. Perfect for the new vegan learning to navigate through the grocery store. Also helpful for the not so new vegan because, although you’ve pretty much earned a phD in label reading, sometimes you just need to be sure.  

 

  

  1. Happy Cow

           Spare your partner the hangry arguments while aimlessly driving around looking for a place to eat. Happy Cow is a widely known Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant and health food store guide that helps you locate the nearest veg-friendly place. The app, currently available to purchase for $3.99, covers more than 180 countries and has a website you can use free of charge.

 

 

  1. Good On You — Ethical Fashion 

            Good On You — Ethical Fashion provides ratings for more than 1,000 fashion brands. They also offer codes for discounts on some ethically made clothing items, as well as allow you to provide feedback to the clothing manufacturer on ways they can improve.

 

  1. Cruelty Free

           Cruelty Free serves as a free shopping guide for the US and Canada to finding cosmetics, household, and personal care items not tested on animals. Simply scan the barcode of the product in question or look it up by name. You can also take advantage of deals and promotions offered by their partners.

 

  1. Raise Vegan

          This is by far one of my favorite apps! The Raise Vegan app is not only FREE and interactive, but also allows you to easily read the latest Raise Vegan magazine issue wherever you are! You can download it through the App Store or Google Play and have access to all the amazing content at your fingertips. Read about celebrity vegan parents and families, incredible sanctuaries, the latest fashion trends and MUCH MORE! You can read it on your train or bus commute home or while resting after a long day of chasing those kiddos around.

 

Michelle Alvarado I began my vegan journey after becoming pregnant. I initially did it for my/ our health but quickly learned about the horrible treatment of animals that goes on and it turned into a bigger thing than myself. I currently live in the Chicago suburbs with my husband, son and shelter pup (she’s 11 but will always be a puppy in my eyes). I went to school for communications but pursued a career in early childhood education and was a preschool teacher for almost a decade. I owe my insight in child development to my hands on experience in the field and hope to utilize it to further the progress of future vegan generations. I am beyond grateful to have found Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting and Raise Vegan, not only for the platform that it has provided me to further the awareness of vegan family resources but for what I have personally gained from it by being a member and from knowing these wonderful women. I look forward to all the amazing things to come as we help pave the way and provide a haven of love an support for vegan families.