Veganuary only lasts for a month, so here’s a list of recipes that will keep you motivated to eat more veg and less meat because it just tastes so darn good
For those who don’t know, Veganuary is a movement that was started by a UK based nonprofit in 2014 and has since continued to inspire a growing number of people from over 190 countries to try a vegan lifestyle for 31 days. It’s the perfect time as many of us are ready to set healthy goals in a new year or practice cruelty-free or intentional eating without a long-term commitment. A record-breaking number of over 500,000 people have made the pledge in 2021 and grocery retailers like Aldi expect vegan food sales to double in the month of January as a direct result.
Some are motivated to join the trend for various reasons, but most notably for us, it simply sounds like fun. And not just for a month. Testimonies from past participants reveal a further commitment to retaining a vegan lifestyle, while others, like myself, look for opportunities to increase the number of plant-based meals in the everyday routine. (See the article about becoming a reducetarian by Erin Jackson linked below.)
If anything, it’s a time to discover that plant-based eating can be highly nutritious and incredibly delicious. So whether you’ve taken the pledge to eat meat-free this month or you’re looking for satisfying and healthy dishes to boost veggies in your diet, here are a dozen recipes to keep handy for Veganuary and beyond.