It’s that time of year again - Veganuary is back and better than ever! As big fans of the vegan lifestyle and all the benefits it brings, we are once again spreading the good word about going vegan for a month.
For many people, January is all about starting fresh with a new outlook and health goals. Some might sign up to a gym, whilst others give up smoking or alcohol. Why not take it a little further and explore a completely new lifestyle; we think you’ll love it!
Why you should give it a shot
If you’ve been feeling less energetic, want to lose weight or generally want to feel better, changing up your diet could be the answer. Simply changing it on the fly is kind of difficult, but with Veganuary you have the perfect excuse to give it a trial run. Who knows, it might lead onto something long-term!
The best part is that as well as enjoying a number of health benefits, you can actively make a positive impact on the environment by reducing your carbon footprint and also abstaining from animal products.
If you want to know more about veganism, check out our vegan FAQ.
But how do I even do it? What do I eat?
One thing which may seem daunting to people considering going vegan is whether or not they will be reducing their food choices or sources of essential nutrition. Well, it really isn’t difficult – in fact, a lot of vegan foods are downright delicious and give you all the nutrition you need.
We are constantly adding tasty vegan recipes to our website, but here are a few easy ideas for you to start with!
Snacks, salads and starters:
- We have a bunch of scrumptious winter warming soups to get you through the cold winter months, including four bean and potato, sweet potato and chilli, pesto and white bean variations.
- Energizing smoothies and vegan bolognese wraps are perfect for starting the day and for lunch – if you’re a salad fan, why not try this vibrant rainbow salad with avocado and sweet potato or a nutritious quinoa, tofu and mango option.
- You’ll be wanting something a little more filing for the evenings, so try your hand at this flavoursome aubergine and green lentil curry, or this fantastic vegan black bean chilli.
- There’s absolutely no reason you can’t still enjoy sweet treats! Our desserts section has everything from a fabulous fudgy fruit cake through to vegan friendly cookie dough ice cream.
I’ve never done this before! Do you have any other tips?
Of course we do! At NBF we love giving people everything they need to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, especially if they are looking to try out veganism!
If you’re thinking about going for it, great! In that case you’re probably going to want to read our top tips for starting out which has information on handling basic nutritional needs and how to fit your new life around the old one.
We have also put together some fantastic vegan food hacks to make things easy.
Trust us – you’ll love it and wonder why you didn’t do it sooner! Stay tuned for more tips and tricks on how to live vegan and enjoy a happier and healthier lifestyle.