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LeanneChesser is the “Committed Vegan” Contributor on Squidoo

leanne_chesserToday we’re proud to introduce you to LeanneChesser.  She’s the new “Committed Vegan” Contributor on Squidoo.

Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.

My niche topic is veganism. For me, being vegan is about making a choice to live a lifestyle that honors animal welfare, the environment and planet, my body and what it wants, and my nutrition. It’s something I care deeply about and that I love learning about.

Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?

I fell in love with nutrition and eating the way my body wanted. It started out with me eliminating meat, but still eating fish, dairy and eggs. I later stopped eating fish and then dairy and eggs a while after that. I’m now a vegan (no animal products at all), but it’s still a process for me. Sometimes I’m a lacto-ovo vegetarian in terms of diet (but don’t use animal products in my personal or household contexts) and sometimes I’m vegan. I’m passionate about a vegan diet and lifestyle, however, and I’m moving more and more in the direction of living as a vegan 100% of the time in all ways to the best of my ability.

Who had the most influence in your life?

Various people have impacted me in the area of nutrition. A past friend and business associate was the first one to really affect me. Kris Carr is someone who has had the greatest influence, I’d say. She wrote the Crazy Sexy books (Crazy Sexy Diet, Crazy Sexy Kitchen). There have been others as well.

You can also find LeanneChesser at:

Nutrition on Pinterest

Here’s a couple of her tasty lenses:

Dill Vegetable Soup

Yummy Green Superfoods Smoothie

And if you’re vegan too, be sure to stop by  her Review Vegan Cookbooks to find, or review, a great cookbook.

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/susan-zutautas susan-zutautas

    Although I’m not a vegan or vegetarian I do like many dishes vegan and look forward to reading your lenses. Congrats on your contributor ship.

    • http://www.gratitudemessages.com/ Leanne Chesser

      Thanks for the congrats, Susan! I think it’s great that you incorporate vegan dishes in your diet.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Brite-Ideas Brite-Ideas

    Congratulations on being chosen the Committed Vegan Contributor!

    • http://www.gratitudemessages.com/ Leanne Chesser

      Thanks!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Merrci Merrci

    I’m trying to go vegetarian, though a slow process. It really helps to have some of the great recipes here on Squidoo and Good Veg. Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks! Congrats on the Contributor status too!

    • http://www.gratitudemessages.com/ Leanne Chesser

      Thanks for the congrats! Yes, it’s definitely a process and that’s OK. I love all the recipes on Squidoo, too :).

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sylvestermouse Sylvestermouse

    Leanne is perfect as the Committed Vegan Contributor! This is an area where I need a great deal of help. My daughter recently transitioned from a vegetarian to a vegan and I am seriously lost on how to prepare meals for her. Leaving out or substituting for meat was much easier than leaving out dairy products in recipe. Looking forward to great things and awesome lessons!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LeanneChesser LeanneChesser

      Thanks, Cynthia! I look forward to being able to help you and others!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SherwinG SherwinG

    The topic of eating healthy inspires me. Congrats

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LeanneChesser LeanneChesser

      Thanks! I understand your feeling of being inspired. Me too :).

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kinworm kinworm

    Congratulations, on your niche role which you sound ideal for.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LeanneChesser LeanneChesser

      Thanks, Marie!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    One of the top things on my list of to-dos this year is to eat healthier, While I’ve no intention of becoming Vegan, I do enjoy my fruits and vegetables. Leanne, I look forward to your help with that to-do!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LeanneChesser LeanneChesser

      Congrats on wanting to eat healthier, Ruthi!

  • BunnyFabulous

    Congrats on being the Committed Vegan contributor. I’m not vegetarian, but I have been eating more and more vegetarian and vegan dishes over the years. I love green smoothies, too! Looking forward to what you have to say. :)

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LeanneChesser LeanneChesser

      Awesome! I LOVE green smoothies and I wrote a page about my favorite recipe that I have daily.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/StephenJParkin StephenJParkin

    I too am not vegan but subscribe to the concept of cooking for health as advocated by Drs Oz and Joel Fuhrman. We need way more fruits and vegetables than the average person eats. So I can understand why many become vegan.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LeanneChesser LeanneChesser

      Totally agree with cooking for health. It’s my personal belief that for some people, that means being vegan or vegetarian, and for others it means to eat meat. I absolutely agree with your fruits and veggies statement no matter what type of diet you choose.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/smine27 smine27

    Although I’m not a vegan, I find myself eating less and less meat. I look forward to learning from you. Congrats!

    • http://www.gratitudemessages.com/ Leanne Chesser

      Thanks!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/getmoreinfo getmoreinfo

    Making the lifestyle choice to be Vegan is really great, congratulations on being the contributor for this niche.

  • Papiers

    I enjoy many vegan dishes and often eat vegetarian for weeks at a time, purely accidental, but I appreciate everything we can learn from others who adopt the way of eating.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SarahHu SarahHu

    Hello.Tbh i just came to Squidoo yesterday,the first lens i read about is yours which names”Moroccan Chick Pea Stew”.You have drew my attention cause i always enjoy at delicious recipes.After that it seems like i can see you everywhere in Squidoo! Congrats!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/poemsthatdance poemsthatdance

    Hi Leanne, nice to meet you. I’m not a vegetarian though I enjoy the food and I rarely eat meat. I look forward to your lenses and learning more.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/wdeal1 wdeal1

    I am not a vegetarian but I grow and eat a lot of my own vegetables and am always looking for new ways to fix them

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Judy_Filarecki Judy_Filarecki

    I eat a great deal of veggies, fruit, nuts and seeds, but I also feel I need eggs, limited dairy and meets like buffalo, open-range chickens and turkey when I can find it. Grains seem to be my downfall causing increased weight and cravings so I just stay away from them. Since going gluten free, I have found greater satisfaction in vegetables I would never eat before. I look forward to following you.

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