Today is world vegan day 2017! I was made aware of this a few days ago which i am thankful for because it means i had time to atleast make a post about this day and bring attention to this day.
As it is World vegan day i think that all of my followers should at the least eat a completly vegan meal today… or make it a whole vegan day of eating (or from when you read this – maybe you have already eaten your usual non vegan breakfast?). Of course if you had planned a few days before it might have made it easier, but it really isn’t so hard to eat plant based and it can be a good challenge today! Eat some falafels or bean burgers for lunch, maybe make a pasta dish for dinner or some lasagna or what about a vegetable soup with bread? Or maybe just some roasted vegetables and baked tofu or a salad if you live in a warm country. Skip the eggs, skip the dairy, skip the meat. Instead find alternatives today….. if you are craving chocolate, then find a vegan chocolate to buy. If you want yoghurt, buy some soya or oat yoghurt! The least you can do is try.
What about other things you can do today and in the future? I have a whole post with things you can read HERE , but i will list some below!
You can skip the plastic bags and bring your own bags when food shopping.
You can buy CF and vegan house hold and beauty products (will try to do more posts about those in the future.) You can find some vegan beauty product brands HERE and household product brands HERE (In Sweden the brand Grumme is vegan!)
Watch vegan documentaries and films to make yourself more aware. You can see a list of documentaries HERE
Follow vegan facebook groups, follow vegan accounts on social media! (P.s, do you want me to make a list of inspirational and some of my favourite Vegan people i follow across different social media?)
Ask questions. I know this can be scary and sometimes you don’t get the answer you want to hear, or even worse, people answer rudely and try to belittle you when you were just asking out of curiosity or because you wanted to know the answer. But dare to ask vegans questions, this is so that you can LEARN more and educate yourself, however you also have to be OPEN to the answer because it may not be what you want to hear. As a vegan, it can be frustrating to get asked a question and you spend time gathering the facts and information and answer in a correct way only to be disregarded and the person who asked the question just answers rudely and doesn’t even take in the facts or information. If you ask a question, be prepared to learn more and maybe hear an answer you don’t want or hadn’t thought you would hear.
Donate to an animal charity or animal rights organisation. Just €5 can make a difference, i send a monthly as well as an annual donation to an animal rights charity and in all honesty its basically the same as 2 cups of coffee each month which i can definitely spare and the money goes to a good cause. I may not be able to do alot or donate alot of money, but a little can go a long way!
Think about what changes you can make in your life right now. Maybe going 100% plant based or vegan isn’t possible but ask yourself, are there any changes i CAN make right now? Maybe as simple as buying soya milk instead of regular milk or eating only plant based lunches or maybe you can even make enough changes to eat completely vegan when you are making your own food but then eat meat/dairy when eating out or when offered food. Or maybe you can decide to eat only vegan snacks or breakfast. I am sure there are changes you can make now!!
So tell me… will you being completely vegan today or will you be making some vegan meals today? And are you planning on making changes in your life to go more plant-based/vegan? 🙂
Also if you have any questions or topic ideas or vegan questions just comment below and i will try my best to answer!