Eat New Years Resolutions

Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

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New Year’s Resolutions: Could you be a weekend vegan?

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New Year's Resolutions

Oh, New Year’s resolutions! Why are you so hard to stick to? Actually, I’m pretty sure that I know, and I have a proposal for you!

It’s so easy after a few too many cocktails to declare big, broad New Year’s resolutions, but come January second. Or third. Or come July, those big declarations are a little tougher to stick to, aren’t they? What if this year you made a manageable, sticko-to-it-able resolution instead? What if you resolved to eat vegan just on the weekends?

Obviously I would love to see everyone eat vegan all of the time, but I also understand that not everyone is ready to dive head-on into a vegan lifestyle. Think of this New Year’s resolution idea as a way to dip your toe into eating vegan. And just maybe with enough dips, you’d start wanting to incorporate more plant-based goodness into your life! Your health and the planet will thank you!

Liz Thompson over at our sister site Feelgood Style did a weekend vegan challenge last January, and I thought it was such a cool way to try eating vegan without going whole not-hog. You can read Liz’s article from Feelgood Style below!

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Feelgood Friday :: Vegan Challenge (via http://feelgoodstyle.com)

For this weekend challenge let’s try going vegan… Have you considered going vegan?  It may sound scary if you are new to veganism, but a plant-based diet is way healthier than one containing meat and dairy. Studies continue to show a plant-based…



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Hi there! I'm Becky Striepe, a green crafter and vegan foodie living in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and two cats. My mission is to make eco-friendly crafts and vegan food accessible to anyone who wants to give them a go. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



6 Responses to New Year’s Resolutions: Could you be a weekend vegan?

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  2. Dawn says:

    I haven’t eaten any meat for 3 weeks…wasn’t planning on going vegan but I’m finding more yummy recipes ……I seriously have been cooking sooo soo vegan not so much because of the inhumane way the meat comes to consumers….more of a health and weight thing…although I hate the way our meat comes to us…..my biggest problem is parting with that melted cheese goodness that my past meals had :-( ….I’m sure I’ll get over it in tie ….heck if I can give up a pot roast and make lentils taste similar……and yea ;-) lol

    • Tanya Sitton says:

      Woot for exploring new foods!

      You might surprise yourself — I hadn’t been off the cow sauce long before it just started looking and tasting gross, to me… taste is learned, and (often more than we realize) taste is habit. After you’ve been eating other things for a while, your tastes just change, and you find yourself craving other things. That’s my experience, anyway; people are different and all, but that’s how it worked for me!

      Maybe there’s some helpful stuff here, as you lean into new ways of cooking…? http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2012/08/28/a-joyful-weaning-embracing-a-dairy-free-life/

      Happy New (Food) Year! :)

  3. Marion says:

    It’s been about 35 yrs + ago that I considered my food choices. It began one day with meat table scaps I fed my cat at the table. Strange, I thought, you are eating this, but not Mushi (the cat) – and so it began. I started out small, eliminating this and that and over time became veg. Educated myself, then went vegan some months later. I will never change, for me it’s simply about ethics, that’s all.

  4. jc says:

    I lost weight by going VEGAN! I did it 25 years ago and lost 25lbs in about 2 months. I’ve kept it off, even after having a knee injury that keeps me from running. You can do this FREE through the non-profit organization Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Sign up for the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart to begin receiving tips and recipes the first of January, all based on research by Neal Barnard, M.D., one of America’s leading health advocates. Do yourself a favor and go vegan. I consider it one of the best decisions of my life! http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/kickstart/kickstart-programs

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