October is World Vegetarian Month! Here are a few plant-powered ways you can celebrate World Vegetarian Month this year.
More and more people are ditching meat and turning to a vegetarian diet. In fact, it is believed that around 14% of the world’s population is either vegan or vegetarian! Even many who aren’t completely vegetarian have tried to cut down on their meat intake.
As a refresher, a person following a vegetarian diet will not eat meat or fish, but will still consume eggs, dairy, and other animal by-products. There are a variety of reasons people choose to reduce the amount of meat they consume. This includes supporting the environment, helping animal welfare, and improving overall health.
Additionally, since so many people are becoming more open-minded to meat-free food, the world of vegetarian eating has become more and more enticing! It’s becoming increasingly easy to find innovative vegetarian food bloggers and cookbook authors, and restaurants are expanding their veggie-friendly menu options.
While you don’t need to completely overhaul your diet, October is a great time to experiment with some new meals. You may find that the challenge of thinking outside of the box when it comes to food may actually open your eyes to new and exciting meals and ingredients you haven’t tried before! Here are a few ways you can celebrate World Vegetarian Month this year.
How to Celebrate World Vegetarian Month
Expand Your Cooking Comfort Zone and Try a Veggie Dish for Dinner
One of the best ways to celebrate World Vegetarian Day is to make a delicious veggie-forward meal at home! There are so many vegetarian recipes on the internet – you’ll surely find a few that will spark some interest!
Need a bit of inspiration? Here are a few vegetarian recipes to check out:
- Smoky BBQ Black Bean Burger
- Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
- Ultimate Vegan Chili
- Poblano and Portobello Fajitas
- 10-Ingredient Lentil Bolognese
- Southwestern Corn Chowder
- Tofu and Mushroom Stir-Fry
Alternatively, Eat Out at a Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant!
Not too skilled in the kitchen? No problem! Instead of cooking at home, celebrate World Vegetarian Month by eating out at a local restaurant that serves incredible vegetarian dishes! Do a quick Google search of some of the best vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in your area. You can also ask a vegetarian friend what their favorites are – they’ll be sure to have the insider scoop!
Commit to Meatless Monday
Meatless Monday – where people commit to not eating any meat for the day – has become incredibly popular over the past few years. This year, you can honor World Vegetarian Month by making the commitment to cut out meat on Mondays. It’s a great way to get in the habit of eating more vegetarian meals!
Plan a Vegetarian Potluck
Get your friends and family involved in your celebration of World Vegetarian Month! Have everyone bring their favorite vegetarian entree, side, or dessert, and enjoy. Bonus: you might pick up some new go-to vegetarian recipe ideas for the future!
Incorporate Vegetarian Superfoods into Your Diet
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, a meat-eater, or something in between, superfoods are a great way to improve your overall wellness. Many Superfoods Company products are vegetarian and vegan-friendly, and they can help you get some extra superfood power in your diet!
One of our favorite vegan and vegetarian-friendly products is our Superfood Tabs, which are packed with 15 powerful superfoods with natural health benefits. They help minimize cravings, reduce bloat, and increase energy while helping with your weight goals.
For the coffee lovers, our Super Amazing Coffee is the perfect superfood-packed morning pick-me-up. The 12 plant-based superfoods in this coffee help boost brain power and control cravings, while also fighting signs of aging!
Finally, if you’ve wanted to experience the many benefits of apple cider vinegar, check out the Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies! While many health gummies have gelatin in them, these are completely free of gelatin (and other animal products). This means they’re appropriate for our vegan and vegetarian friends!
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