Going Vegan: Resources for New Vegans

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Jumpstart Your Vegan Lifestyle

TheVeganJunction is here as your vegan resource, a place where you can find information and links to help you along your way!

New to the vegan lifestyle and need some direction? Or just looking for some more vegan resources? We can help.

Here are a few vegan resources to get you started…

Depending on where you are on your journey, and how you want to approach it, you may want to try out a MeatlessMonday approach and gradually make it an everyday thing.

Or, you may want to begin the VeganStart way with vegan breakfasts, which is a great way to kick-start your day while transitioning to the vegan lifestyle. Or, you may want to go all-in right from the start!

veganstartbreakfastVegan breakfasts with VeganStart

Regardless of where you’re currently at, building a solid foundation of vegan recipes can be a great help, particularly in those first weeks and months. The featured recipes page could be of assistance there.

Mentoring

You can contact TVJ for vegan mentoring at any time during your transition period (or later). If you have questions regarding any aspect of the vegan lifestyle, or if you would like assistance jump-starting a plant-based, active and health-focused lifestyle, wherever you’re at or whatever you’re interested in, we’re here to help!

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A lot of resources out there may provide tips for how to transition to a vegan diet, but it really is so much more than that. Although food is a big part of it, it is about more than just food. Being vegan is a lifestyle.

However, learning about the many aspects of veganism doesn’t usually happen overnight, so don’t feel you need to throw out everything you own that may have animal products in it (You may want to though, and that’s fine too – although I would recommend giving the food/clothing away. Plenty of other people could use it!).

Be patient with yourself and the learning process, and don’t hesitate to ask questions.

veganoutdooradventuresteesVegan tees from VeganOutdoorAdventures

Vegan Products & Recipes

In particular, it can be difficult navigating the waters when looking to purchase vegan clothing and personal care products. Finding quality companies and useful information can be made easier with sites such as Vegankit, the clothing section is a good place to start.

If you’re looking for eco-friendly clothing sources, you may want to check out Ecouterre, or, if you’re interested in vegan-approved outdoor gear you can likely find what you’re looking for at VeganOutdoorAdventures, along with forums to help answer your questions and for you to get to know other vegan adventurers!

Whereas personal care items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, all palm oil-free, can be found at The Fanciful Fox.

simplevegankormacurryrecipe-herohealthroomSimple Vegan Korma Curry from HealthRoom

And, of course, food is important. Whether you’re interested in developing your vegan recipe repertoire and/or your awareness of the various aspects of healthy living, there is likely something to fill your need, such as over at the Health Room.

So, take a look through the resources section for numerous sites with vegan recipes or products.

The Ethical Side

While you’re at it, learning about the positive effects your actions will be, and are having can also help to solidify your resolve to continue with this lifestyle.

Some sites to check out include Truth or Drought, for important information on the environmental aspects; VeganStreet, with a vast supply of useful info in the form of vegan memes; or VeganSidekick, who you can follow on Facebook, your go-to place for humorous, logic-filled vegan comics.

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You can find all of these, along with many other vegan resources right here on TVJ. So, familiarise yourself with the ever expanding vegan and plant-based resources section. And let us know if there is anything else you would like to see!

Meet Vegans

In addition to these resources, it can be really helpful to learn about the experiences of other vegans. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there too.

Visit the Meet Vegans! page to read interviews with vegans on various aspects of the vegan lifestyle.

This section is constantly growing, so check back for more Q&As as well as various vegan-themed Q&A series’.

Knowledge is power

The more you learn about the vegan lifestyle, the more confident you will be that this is the right path. TheVeganJunction has an abundance of resources here to help you.

You may feel a bit overwhelmed by information, but don’t worry, you don’t need to take it in all at once. If you ever have any questions, again, don’t hesitate to ask.

And remember, being vegan isn’t about perfection, it’s about doing the best you can with the information and resources you have. It’s about living a compassionate life.

Congratulations on your conscious choice to make a positive impact on others and the world around you! It is probably one of the best decisions you will ever make.

Together, through our actions, we can create change and make this a better world!


 

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