Start 2020 With Veganuary
Veganuary is UK nonprofit that encourages people to try a plant-based diet for the month of January and continue it throughout the year. With a supportive community, a few delicious vegan breakfast recipes and a vegan meal plan that takes the guesswork out of dinner, Veganuary can be a fun adventure.
Living in Los Angeles, veganism has been a mainstream lifestyle for years. It’s been exciting to see the vegan community grow and take shape as a global lifestyle, with celebrity and athlete vegans praising its sustainability and health benefits. Truly though, veganism has been a practice since the beginning of time and has deep cultural roots in India and Ethiopia. What seems like it might be a popular new health trend is actually a centuries old way of life to be celebrated.
Tips for Trying a Vegan Lifestyle
1. Find Community
Surrounding yourself with friends and family who are also committing to a vegan practice for January can make it exponentially more fun to try new recipes and share the journey.
2. Try new foods
Because veganism has roots in India and Ethiopia, trying a plant-based lifestyle makes a great opportunity to cook with exotic, aromatic spices and taste a whole new palette of flavors.
3. Track Benefits
If you’re eliminating meat, dairy and eggs for the first time, make sure to journal how you feel. Did you sleep better? Did you get a natural boost of energy? Was your digestive cycle more regular?
4. Have a plan
Most importantly, make sure to have a vegan meal plan that takes the guess work out of what your next meal will be. Changing your kitchen culture is not an easy task, so use all the tools available. Try The Fresh 20 vegan meal plan here.
Vegan Breakfasts for Veganuary