What is Veganuary? Everything you need to know.

Veganuary is a national campaign which aims to inspire and encourage people all over the country to try going for vegan for the month of January and beyond.

Each year, people all over the country participate in the campaign to help raise awareness of the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet for improving health and protecting the environment.

Going plant-based might sound daunting, especially if you don’t know where to start, but there’s a vast library of resources out there to support you on your journey. We’ve put together some top tips below to help you take part.  

How can I get started?

1. Be inspired

There’s often a common misconception that plant-based dishes are bland and boring, but they don’t have to be! Starting with the dishes you already know and love, and adapting them can be an easier way to make the switch.

If your looking for flavour and variety, check out these delicious vegan recipe’s from around the world.

Try Stir it up recipe bag local social enterprise provider, who specialise in vegetarian, quick, nutritious family food which helps remove the stress from mealtimes.

2. Consider using seasonal produce

If you can, consider using local and seasonal produce.

Locally sourced food doesn’t have to travel as far to arrive on your plate, thereby helping to reduce your environmental impact. Get lots of local fresh fruit and veg from the Ealing Farmers’ Market every Saturday.

Fruit and vegetables that are grown in season also tend to be much tastier as they’re harvested at the right time.

3. Find your community

There are a range of local food growing groups and spaces across the borough providing opportunities for you to learn more about how to grow your own fruit and vegetables, a perfect way to help you on your journey to transitioning to a more plant-based diet.

Check out ActForEaling’s Sustainable Food partners page to find out more.

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