We have all experienced change. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes a little tough. However, changing to a vegan diet is exciting and fun and does not mean breaking the bank or learning any new fancy cooking techniques. Whether you are a quick convert or just “leaning in,” making the decision to reduce your meat consumption is a great change with several healthy outcomes. We have compiled a fantastic resource to help answer your questions and offer tips and recipes to go vegan on a budget.
With the hustle and bustle of every day life, it occasionally gets difficult to think about the long term consequences of our eating habits. However, it is hard to avoid all the health, environmental and animal protection issues that have become a part of our every day cultural conversation. A low fat vegan diet is a great way to nourish yourself, cool the planet, and save animals.
- The three main diseases afflicting Americans are heart disease, cancer and and stroke. Luckily, we can reduce our risk of disease as well as reverse symptoms of which we already suffer by consuming a diet full of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- According to the United Nations, livestock are responsible for more than all transportation combined. Some experts even estimate that livestock are responsible for more than half of all greenhouse gases. With the dairy and livestock industry set to double, we are facing increased deforestation, loss of arable lands to the industry, and a rise in water pollution levels.
- Nearly 10 billion animals are raised and slaughtered in the U.S. every year. Because of the high demand for meat, animals are usually raised in confined spaces, unable to act out impulses or natural instincts. Animals on factory farms face abysmal conditions and egregious cruelty.
With all this information on the benefits of eating less meat, now you now need some concrete, how-to ways to start incorporating some amazing vegan meals into your life. Have no fear, A Well-Fed World has done the work for you. Check out our True Cost of Food page for all you veg curious folks who are concerned that going vegan will put a huge dent in your budget. We hope to show you that a budget-friendly vegan diet is easier than you might think.