3 New Year Resolutions For Vegans to Follow In 2019
New Year’s resolutions are difficult to follow, no matter what it is you are trying to do in the new year. However, with the right game-plan, you could easily succeed in implementing a healthy and new habit. Here are three new year resolutions for vegans to try for 2019 and how to set yourself up for success.
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New Year Resolutions For Vegans
Reduce Plastic Usage
Thinking about the environment, working on reducing your plastic usage is a great challenge to try for the new year. With your daily Starbucks, think about either bringing your own reusable cup (Hydroflask sells great coffee tumblers) or even just bringing a stainless steel straw to enjoy your cold brew. Produce bags are another great investment to make as compared to using disposable plastic bags from the supermarket that are too flimsy to reuse. If you already do these things and want to continue being a superstar, try to start composting.
Preparing your meals beforehand is a great way to not only save money on eating out during lunch hour, but it will also save you time back at home. Make between three and five servings of your favorite breakfasts and lunches to stow away for the work week. Some of my go-to meal prep breakfasts are overnight oats, smoothies (with fruit chopped and prepped), and breakfast burritos with beans, potatoes, and salsa. As for lunches, some of my favorites are vegan chili, portobello Mexican salad and zucchini noodle spaghetti with lentil “meatballs”. By meal-prepping, you’ll be able to make sure that you’re giving your body the proper fuel that it needs to do your best during the day. In order to successfully meal prep, you need to ensure that you cook healthy foods that you know you’ll enjoy. It’s also a good idea to pack light snacks with your lunch, such as a serving of your favorite fruit or some hummus with crackers.
Eat More Greens
New Year Resolutions For Vegans have to be healthy, isn’t it? Just because you are vegan doesn’t always mean that you are eating as healthy as you should be. Greens are usually the biggest challenge for people to incorporate into their diet. Ideally, you should check in with your doctor or nutritionist to see if you are getting the correct amount of greens for your body. However, if you already know that you need more greens in your diet, there are ways to ensure that you get them. Mindful eating can help, thinking about what you’re eating and how much. If you’re not getting enough greens because you’re not a fan of the taste, think about hiding them in smoothies and in stir-fry among vegetables that you do like and a delicious sauce.
Got more suggestions on new year resolutions for vegans? Let me know in the comments below.
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