Hi I'm Shawnte,  

I live in sunny South Florida. I'm a mother of the best son a mom could have and a sweet little fur baby Schnauzer.

As far as I can remember I have always loved teaching. My passion for teaching and plant-based eating lead me to an opportunity to participate in the University of Florida Family Nutrition Program. The University of Florida Nutrition Program teaches families how to eat healthy on a budget.  

Very soon after I became a vegan, I developed a strong desire to share what I was learning. It made perfect sense! I merged my passion for teaching with my passion for veganism!

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When I started my vegan journey I began to experience many positive benefits.

Here are my top 3! 

Why Veganism?

I decided to go vegan after watching a video that exposed the truth about factory farming. I knew that I didn't want to consume animal products after that point, but I wasn't quite sure how to go about it. After watching a few more documentaries and tons of YouTube videos, I knew I had made the right choice. I decided that even if the animal had a grass fed,free range and cage free "humane" life, I couldn't justify taking it's life and consuming it when there are so many other options available. We don't need to eat, wear or use animal products of any kind to live.

Natural Vegan Mama is all about showing you how easy this vegan lifestyle can be. Take a look around this website. You'll find easy, healthy, and delicious recipes, resources to help you get started on your vegan journey, and fun informative videos!

One of my favorite things to do is share practical tips.  These tips and ticks will keep you eating healthy plant based foods on a budget! 

Here are three great tips to eat healthy vegan food on a budget:

1. Plan your meals ahead of time. Plan meals like healthy stir fries, soups and stews. You will save a lot of money.

2. Buy in bulk. If it's a healthy vegan food that you know you like, go ahead and save money by getting it in bulk.

3. Cook once, twice or three times a week. Mean plan and make large batches of food so you always have meals ready and you can stay within your budget and be healthy. 

In this video, Vegan Food Haul, we talk about 3 tips to help you eat healthy vegan food on a budget. I only spent $21 dollars! Here are the tips to eat healthy vegan food on a budget: Plan your meals ahead of time. Plan meals like stir fry, soups and stews.

Natural Vegan Mama was featured by Black Vegans Rock. BVR features influential Black Vegans. Check it out!