Should We Be Vegan?

Have you ever noticed that when you eat certain foods they seem to affect the way that you feel? I know for a fact that when I overindulge in a few too any unhealthy treats I start to feel sluggish and the next day I often regret the decision. I always find that eating the “wrong” foods negatively impacts my skin and the results last for a good few days afterwards as well! It’s these moments when I think to myself, am I eating the right food for my body?

Now, I consider myself to be a fairly healthy person. I exercise regularly and I try to eat healthily at all times (with the occasional treat of course!). But, even foods that are considered to be healthy can have a negative impact on the way that I feel after eating them occasional. I thought well if I’m eating healthily, why is it that some foods can still make me feel tired afterwards? So, when got in touch to introduce their latest vegan testing plans with me I thought why not check them out and learn a bit about it all!

Who Are

After starting up in 2015, is a US website that offers affordable lab allergy testing and disease testing to their customer base. Working with thousands of trusted CLIA (Certified Lab Locations across the US),  their online lab testing provider allows you to order the lab test that you want online and then head into one of their labs for your testing, making for a quick and easy to use system!

Should I Be Vegan?

After looking through the site, a test of theirs caught my eye. The Basic “Should I Be Vegan?” Test. It tests for 18 different meat and dairy product allergies that you might possibly have and the results could surprise you!

For anyone that maybe hasn’t heard of vegan or veganism before or isn’t entirely sure what it is don’t worry! A vegan is someone who doesn’t eat or use any animal products. It’s pretty much as simple as that to understand! What’s amazing about being a vegan now is that there are so many alternative ingredients and products to animal products in our supermarkets. So everything that you could possibly need to make great vegan recipes is out there!

If you’ve ever read any of my recipes, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of vegetarian and vegan cooking, especially while I’m away at university. It’s easy for students to slip into bad habits while they’re at university when it comes to food. That’s why I keep to a mostly vegetable-based meal plan. Not only is it a lot healthier for me personally but it’s also a lot cheaper! Despite being a non-vegan myself, I do find vegetarianism and veganism to be an appealing option for me to possibly take in the future.

Interested in giving veganism a go?

If you’re considering testing out veganism or cooking a few vegan recipes then I’ve got some good ones for you! Both of these recipes are such feel-good meals in my opinion, and they don’t leave you feel tired afterwards. Perfect for the colder, wintry weather is my Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Curry. This is an absolute staple of mine when I’m away at university and always makes me feel a bit more at home if I get a bit homesick. I love the fact that I can make a huge batch of it, put it into Tupperware and save it for lunch the next day.

Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Curry

My other go-to vegan recipe is my Roasted Aubergine with Sweet Onions. This one is more of an end-of-summer recipe because it’s just so light! It always feels totally indulgent whenever I make it for myself and like a real treat.

Roasted Aubergine with Sweet Onions

If you’re interested in checking out some of the tests that are available on I have a 25% off voucher code for them! Just use the code FEMALEORIGINAL25 to recieve your 25% off.


Thanks for reading! Hopefully you found this post as interesting as I did when I was writing it. Are you thinking about going vegan? Let me know in the comments.

Female Original

*This post was in collaboration with All views are my own.


  1. Steph Barraclough
    August 24, 2018

    Nice Post lovely. I try and use vegan/cruelty free products wherever possible and I have considered going vegan. But I just don’t think I could cope with no longer eating chicken and tuna and sausages 🙈😂however, your chickpea, sweet potato and Spinach curry sounds amazing, I may need to give this a go ☺️ thanks for sharing lovely x

    1. femaleoriginal
      August 24, 2018

      Hahaha I completely agree with you! I eat a fair few vegan and vegetarian meals but I’d struggle to give up fish and cheese lol 😂 thanks for the comment! Xx


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