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Go Veg, Save The Planet

I was overwhelmed with positive messages from friends and family after my post “Be The Change” and want to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude for the support and encouragement I have from people I’ve known all my life, and people I’ve never even met! I want to reiterate that I do not do this for myself, but for the billions of animals we share this amazing planet with, as well as for your health and the health of our Earth.

I challenge you to make a choice today to eat at least one veg meal. Any other time, I challenge you to envision the part of the body of the animal you are eating. This might bring a bit more of a reality to the fact that chickens, cows, pigs, and other precious animals have the same desires in life as you and I – to live. If you wish to end a cruelty-supporting lifestyle, I’ve compiled a list of some things that have helped me and my friends.

The process of transitioning  is different for each and every person. Sometimes people start by eating more fruits and veggies, and some just eliminate animal products from their lives altogether. Whatever works for you is best! These are simply the steps that I took and the things that I’ve seen work for me and other individuals. While this may be overwhelming to open dozens of links on your computer, you can take it slow and read a few at a time (blue text = links).

The most helpful resource for most people are documentaries, most of which can be found on Netflix:
Earthlings
Forks Over Knives
Food Matters
Food Inc. 
Vegucated
Ingredients
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

 

Reasons to Go Veg

 Save Yourself
        Lose weight
        Decrease risk of cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis
        Look Younger
        Live Longer

 Save the Animals

Save the Planet
End World Hunger
Land Degradation
Oceans
Deforestation
Global Warming
Water Supply

My Favorite Vegan Products

Organic Fruits & Veggies
Any and all seasonal, fresh, preferably local items!

Organic Food Items
Quinoa
Brown Rice
Whole Oats
Seeds – Hemp, Chia, Flax, Sunflower, Pumpkin
Beans – Garbanzo, Lentils, Black, Kidney, Fava, Edamame
Legumes – Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts, Peanuts
Peas
Low-Sodium Vegetable Stock/Broth

Dairy Replacements

Milk Alternative
Chocolate Milk
Ice Cream (be sure to get the “dairy-free” selections: Cold Brewed Coffee is INCREDIBLE!)
Whipped Cream
Cheese
Butter
Mayonaise

Eggs in Baking
Eggs in Scrambles

Meat Replacements
Field Roast
Gardein
Quorn
Tofurky
Beyond Meat
Jerky
Sloppy Joes

Vegan Vitamins
Multivitamin
B12
Vitamin D
Protein

Accidentally Vegan Products

Vegan Dog Food

Veg Restaurants

Recipe Resources

If you’re ever craving something that isn’t vegan, simply search for the name of the dish and add “vegan recipe” to the end of it on google. Then, do a little dance and get happy for the amazingness!

OhSheGlows
Post Punk Kitchen
Fully Raw Kristina
Vegan Yum Yum
Have Cake Will Travel
The Veggie Nook

Social Media
is a great way to fill your feed with positive, cruelty-free, likeminded people and messages! 

Veg Facebook Pages to Follow

Mercy For Animals
 Esther the Pig
One Green Planet
Will Travel for Vegan Food
Green Acres Farm Sanctuary
Kathy Freston
Farm Sanctuary
Oh My Veggies
Compassion Over Killing
Free From Harm
The Humane Society
Plant Built

Veg Instagram Accounts to Follow

OhSheGlows
BestOfVegan
TheRawsomeVegan
BadassVegan
Renee Somerfield
Big City Dreamer
VegNews
Isa Chandra

When we choose to love ourselves by putting goodness into our bodies, it directly reflects into our minds and creates a more positive way of thinking, thereby making a more positive World. By loving others, we begin to see this choice reflect on all those we encounter. When we choose to smile about where we are now in society, we are choosing peace. Peace within ourselves, and peace on Earth. If we can all take a fraction of this vision and manifest it into our daily decisions, eventually we will all know peace. How beautiful that our decision to eat better for the betterment of ourselves, for the betterment of others, can create a better Wolrd, a sort of heaven on Earth. It may not be in this lifetime, or many after this, but eventually this World can feel permanent bliss by accepting each and every living being and choosing a harmless lifestyle. It’s not going to be easy, but it will be so incredibly gratifying and beautiful, that it will be worth it.

Namasté

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Bulldog enthusiast, outspoken vegan, organic produce hoarder, pretend tv chef, and appreciative hand-me-down beneficiary (thanks mom & Kaleigh!).