My friend Liz recently decided to do a personal challenge: eat vegan food for a whole weekend. For long-time vegans, two days of eating vegan might not seem like much, but I’m a big believer in little changes. If you’re not ready to take the plunge, why not just dip a toe?
I’m actually not totally sure that a weekend is long enough to find out if a vegan diet is a fit for you, but I’m a fan of anything that encourages folks to give vegan food a go! When I went vegan back in 2006, it took me a few weeks to get the swing of planning meals and cooking dishes without animal-based crutches like eggs and milk products. If you’re going to try going vegan for just a weekend, I’d highly recommend using vegan recipes from good sources instead of trying to modify what you’d normally cook. That kind of thing is better suited for a more long-term situation, in my opinion.
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What I do like about The Weekend Vegan Challenge is that it’s something anyone can take on, and it’s a great chance to try out some delicious vegan recipes! You probably won’t notice any big changes in how you look or feel, but you do get to flex your cooking muscles in a new way and see that a vegan diet can be just as satisfying as one made with animal products.
Ready to give the challenge a go? On the next page, I’ve compiled a weekend meal plan, in case you guys want to take the challenge but need some food inspiration!
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