May 13 to 19 is a week to celebrate vegetarianism and give meatless fares a try. Join the fun! Learn to cook tasty recipes! #NationalVegetarianWeek
National Vegetarian Week aims to bring awareness to the proven health benefits of vegetarian diets. Although Cooking Green Goodness Magazine supports a vegan lifestyle, let’s not kid ourselves, the journey is a struggle for many. We support any initiative to educate and guide those people curious about plant-based meals and how to get started with their journey. The benefits of vegetarian diets include:
- A reduced risk of major killers such as heart disease and stroke while cutting exposure to foodborne pathogens;
- A viable answer to feeding the world’s hungry through more efficient use of grains and other crops;
- Conservation of vital but limited freshwater, fertile topsoil and other precious resources;
- The preservation of irreplaceable ecosystems;
- Mitigating the ever-expanding environmental pollution of animal agriculture.
Here are 25 veggie-licious ways to celebrate National Vegetarian Week:
1. Read the Vegetarian’s Society’s guide ‘Going Veggie: What to Eat.’
2. Head outdoors for a veggie picnic.
3. Share a photo of your veggie shopping.
4. Have a veggie packed lunch.
5. Host a bring-and-share lunch.
6. Buy local fresh vegetables and fruits.
7. Cook a veggie meal for your friends.
8. Have a plant-based BBQ.
9. Share why veggie food is good for the planet.
10. Take the plant-based protein pop quiz: nationalvegetaraianweek.org
11. Grow some chilies or herbs.
12. Discover your inner chef on a cookery course.
13. Try Jackfruit.
14. Stay up to date with all things veggie.
15. Donate fresh vegetables to a local food bank.
16. Share some veggie sweets.
17. Try vegan ice cream.
18. Bake some bread.
19. Enjoy a veggie pie. Get the recipe for Vegan Purple Potatoes Pie in the ‘Fruitful Love’ issue of Cooking Green Goodness Magazine.
20. Spice up your spud. Try this recipe for Stuffed-Baked Sweet Potato with Greens and Hummus!
20. Wear green for a day, even if it’s not your colour.
21. Try a veggie burger.
22. Plan a week of veggie meals.
23. Milk an almond! Not really, but you could try some almond milk.
24. Get inventive with leftovers.
25. Go Veggie!
Join the fun! Learn more at nationalvegetarianweek.org.
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