Many of you joined the Veganuary movement this year and pledged to give the plant-based diet a try. February is here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue with our commitment to the planet, animals, and our health. So worry not if you’re finding it challenging to keep the momentum going. We’ve got 5 simple tips to get you all excited and prepared for the months ahead.
Tip #1: Think About Why You Started in the First Place
This is an excellent time to think about what got you into Veganuary in the first place. It may have been because you’re interested in the welfare of animals, the well-being of the planet or your own health – or perhaps all of these critical factors got you thinking about how powerful your food choices are. But, on the other hand, if you feel like you’re losing momentum, this is a great time to reflect and remind yourself of why you got into it in the first place.
Tip #2: Get Creative With Your Food
One of the best selling points of a plant-based diet is that you don’t have to sacrifice the quality of your food. Over the years, veganism has seen an increase in popularity. This means meat alternatives and vegan options are out there. So, start exploring all the delicious food ideas available to you. If you’re looking for inspiration and ideas, give the Avant-Garde Vegan a try.
Tip #3: Get Family and Friends Involved
Who doesn’t like food sharing? Cooking and preparing meals with family and friends can be an excellent way of exploring new recipes. When it comes to cooking, everyone has their own unique tricks. If veganism is contemporary to your social circle, experimenting with delicious recipes and sharing food can be the perfect way of getting everyone on board and the conversation going.
Tip #4: Meal Prep Your Way Through the Week
One of the biggest challenges many people face is having straightforward and simple ideas. This is especially the case if you’re always busy and on the go. This is where prepping comes to your rescue. First, you want to ensure you’ve done your weekly grocery shopping to have what you need at hand. Next, prepare your meals in advance to save time. Why not keep lunches healthy and straightforward to save time, and get creative when it comes to evenings and weekends.
Tip #5: Explore the Vegan Options in Your Neighbourhood
Stay social and connected to your city and neighbourhood by exploring vegan-friendly cafes and restaurants. Changing your diet and lifestyle doesn’t’ mean you can’t enjoy dining out. Happy Cow is a great app to help you find what you need, where you need it.
January may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue with all your excellent work. Transition periods can be challenging, but if you give your body the food it needs and surround yourself with curious people, you will be fine.
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