Beginner's Guide to Veganuary
So you’re thinking about trying Veganuary this year, awesome! Veganuary is a movement/challenge that encourages people to try veganism during the month of January. Let’s get you started and make your Veganuary a success!
Veganuary is a non-profit organisation that encourages people worldwide to try vegan for January and beyond. During their 2022 campaign, more than 620,000 people took the pledge to try a vegan diet, while more than 1,540 new vegan products and menu options were launched in key campaign countries. Throughout the year, Veganuary encourages and supports people and businesses alike to move to a plant-based diet as a way of protecting the environment, preventing animal suffering, and improving the health of millions of people.
Going vegan is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, improve your health, and show compassion for animals. Eating a vegan diet is the most effective way to reduce your environmental impact when it comes to food consumption. Studies have shown that plant-based diets require significantly fewer resources than those that include animal products, resulting in fewer emissions and less land and water use. A vegan diet is also associated with numerous health benefits like the reduction in risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Going vegan is also an ethical choice. By eliminating animal products from your diet, you are saying no to the exploitation of animals for food production, and sending a message of compassion. Adopting a vegan lifestyle is one of the best ways to show your support for animal rights.
If you’re transitioning to veganism, it can be overwhelming to learn about all the vegan food options out there. The good news is that there is a huge range of foods available with even more options popping up every day. Veganism is so much more than just salads and smoothies. With the right ingredients, you can make everything from hearty stews to decadent desserts. There are plenty of plant-based proteins available, including tofu, tempeh, seitan, lentils, quinoa, nut butters, beans, and legumes. These proteins can be used in all sorts of dishes to make meals that are satisfying and delicious. Plus, there are many vegan substitutes for cheese and dairy products that taste just as good, if not better! Don’t forget that vegan food can be fun too! You can enjoy a variety of treats like ice cream, cookies, and cakes. And keep snack-happy with things like popcorn, chips, crackers, hummus, olives, and nuts. There’s really no limit to the amazing vegan food that you can enjoy during Veganuary, and beyond!
Some of our favourite sites to visit for easy vegan recipes and inspirations are:
They offer vegan meal ideas that are easy, flavourful, comforting, and simple to both shop for and prepare. Congratulations on joining a global movement of carbon reduction, environmental awareness, and compassion!