Vegan? Vegetarian? Plant-Based?… OVERWHELMED? It’s normal. You can feel empowered by having 5 simple solutions… by you, for you, for real-life.
Real quotes from real people, trying to eat more plants in the real world:
“It’s harder for me (maybe just a habit thing) to throw something together that is plant-based rather than a meal with meat in it.”
“Eating away from home or eating with other people is my biggest challenge.”
“It’s hard when everyone in the family isn’t on the same page and I refuse to make 3 different meals each night.”
Permission to Be Imperfect
I have been eating meatless for about 5 years now. I try to eat more plants. I don’t eat meat. Sometimes I eat my daughter’s leftover holiday candy. I’m doing my best… just a regular person and parent. I’m not a walking billboard for Veganism™ and that is TOTALLY OK! Wherever you are on your food journey, you are welcome here. I’m walking beside you.
Step 1: Grab a Pen & This Worksheet
Don’t get overwhelmed by the big picture.
Grab a pen & paper.
Or, click the green button to instantly get an email with this printable worksheet.
Then watch the video below.
5 Minutes. No fluff.
Step 2: Watch This 5 Minute Video
- 30+ Vegan Protein Sources & Meal Ideas (with video & printable)
- Vegan Umami: How to Rescue Bland Meatless Meals (video)
Finished watching? Awesome! You have a short list with 5 very do-able ideas to feed yourself & your family. My favorite is eating at international restaurants. Cultures and cuisines around the world include meatless dishes for cultural, religious and cost/budget reasons. You’re sure to find something delicious! (Maybe just pass on the Brazilian Steakhouse LOL)
The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics has a short article about dining out while vegan/vegetarian. It has some great tips!
If you still have a couple minutes, find your grocery list or grocery app on your phone. Add a few items from your notepad to the list. Then stick the whole list in your backpack, purse, diaper bag, gym bag or briefcase.
Small choices. Small changes. Small habits. These take root, just like small seeds. Be sweet to yourself, you’re doing great!