Here are fresh tips for each day in November to celebrate World Vegan Day (November 1) and World Vegan Month. With so many benefits and so much at stake, there has never been a better time to embrace your inner-herbivore.
November 1/Day 1
There are so many amazing resources for new and transitioning vegans. If you are on Facebook, I highly recommend joining online support networks like New Vegan Support and Challenge 22 for lots of information and support as you navigate the challenging early stages of veganism with both fellow neophytes and seasoned mentors. The transition can feel like a steep learning curve without friendly encouragement and knowledgeable assistance. Ask questions, knowing that there are probably lots of people who are wondering the same thing but are nervous about asking.
Check out all these vegan meet-ups offered around the globe to see if there’s one near you for in-person community.
November 2/Day 2
If you get in the habit of always keeping some basic staple items always on hand in your kitchen, it’ll be easier to stick to your vegan commitment. If you have some basics like beans, potatoes, oats, rice, pasta, sauce, frozen veggies, onions, bananas and some convenience items like veggie burgers and non-dairy milk on hand, you will be less likely to return to old habits out of hunger and necessity. What should you keep stocked up on? Whatever you eat often but here are some ideas on stocking a vegan kitchen.
November 3/Day 3
One of my favorite resources for finding vegan food and new options near me or on the road is HappyCow.net. Available both on their website and as an inexpensive app, HappyCow has revolutionized the ease of living and moving about the world as a vegan. From vegan-friendly to all-vegan options listed, restaurants, grocery stores and more, I have found travel in particular to be so much more enjoyable now that I can learn from the ambassadors who’ve entered dining options onto the listings everyone can enjoy. Consider signing up as an ambassador…