If you are reading this blog, chances are you’re already vegan or working towards incorporating more vegan food into your diet (p.s. you’re awesome!) And if you are vegan, chances are you know a few or many people in your life who are not (I know, me too!) Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a designated day for ” going vegan” out there?
There is! Since 1985, Meatout, an international event held on the first day of spring, “raises awareness of the benefits of eating vegan: helping animals, achieving great health, and saving the planet.” When the nice folks over at FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) explained to me what their “Eat Vegan for a Day” initiative was, and asked if I’d like to help spread the word about Meatout, I of course said yes, and hopped on my Instagram and Facebook to share some of their graphics and information seen in the grid above.
A bit more about FARM:
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization working to end the use of animals for food through public education and grassroots activism. We believe in the inherent self-worth of animals, as well as environmental protection and enhanced public health. We operate just outside of Washington, DC and work through our Compassionate Activist Network (CAN) with volunteers in all 50 U.S. states and two dozen other countries.
If you’d like to pledge to “Eat Vegan for a Day” on March 20 visit meatout.org to sign up. Or if you are already vegan and want to encourage someone else to, hop over to my Instagram and tag a friend to spread the word.
Before I went vegan, I was not vegan—I remember that making the transition was hard. Not because the food wasn’t good, but because I didn’t have a ton of resources to access. So to help, I’ve pulled some vegan recipes (and some books and awesome blogs) for March 20 planning below.
Bon appétit and thanks for helping the animals by choosing compassion for FARM’s 2015 Meatout!
Quick and Easy Tofu with Ramen Noodles | Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas with Smoked Paprika | BBQ Bacon Burgers (recipe from But I Could Never Go Vegan! by Kristy Turner) | Buffalo Chickpea Soft Tacos with Avocado Sour Cream
Chocolate Olive Oil Glaze for Chocolate-Dipped Anything (from Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan) | Bumbleberry Cobbler (recipe from Vegan Casseroles by Julie Hasson)
If you are looking for more great vegan reads, check out these amazing resources!