It’s World Vegetarian Month this October and SAFE is running The 100% Vegetarian Challenge. Imagine if you could make a difference every single day. You don’t even have to do anything extraordinary. Every meal is a chance to make change happen. It’s as simple as what you choose to eat!
I’ve signed up and I’d like to challenge you to do the same. You’ll get regular emails to help you along the way with free recipes, advice on nutrition and eating out. You won’t believe how easy it actually is, and by keeping animal products off your plate you’re helping to save lives, protect the planet, and boost your own health too.
There are lots of reasons for Kiwis to give plant-based foods and recipes a try in October, including:
Kinder on animals who value their own lives as much as we do ours. Trying veg meals is a great way to minimise harm and make positive ethical choices.
Great taste and health benefits –a veg diet is full of vitamins and cancer fighting compounds, and packed with probiotics for optimal gut health. It’s also low in saturated fat and high in fibre, reducing the risk of heart disease
More cafes and restaurants are dedicating themselves to healthy and tasty plant based eating. Increasingly diners request less animal protein and more ramped up vegetable dishes.
Quitting meat is gentle on the environment –plant-based eating is more efficient; utilising fewer resources such as land, water and energy, creating less pollution and harmful emissions. Not only that- It’s easy and affordable
It’s cool to be kind- trying veg meals is a great way to minimise harm and make positive ethical choices. A vegetarian on average, saves the lives of 96 animals every year; a vegan saves even more.
You can experiment with a whole world of new foods. Grains like quinoa, amaranth, barley, couscous and freekeh, legumes like chickpeas, black beans and lentils, nuts and seeds as well as plant milks like oat, almond, soy and rice.
Sign up now and join me in the vegetarian challenge safe.org.nz