As we head into the New Year, it's only natural to try and improve on yourself; as the saying goes, a new year, a new me! As much as I'd like to say that I've stuck to this every year, I'd be lying 😅 But what I have tried to be consistent with is my food, after all, you are what you eat and sometimes what you eat can have a massive impact on your lifestyle, mental health and your outlook towards certain things. To test this theory out, many people implement Veganuary into the first month of the New Year! 🎉
Veganuary is a term that comes from a UK-based nonprofit. They Launched in 2014 with a mission to encourage people to try a vegan plant-based diet for the month of January. It might all sound like a bit of fun but actually having a vegan diet is great for you and the planet 💚🌏 Here at Mamamade, all our meals are completely vegan, and we love that! Not only because it's a highly nutritious diet for your babies and toddlers, but also because it helps the environment and doesn't harm a single animal in the process.
So, if you're looking to make a change this year, or even just for the start of the month. Why not try Veganuary? To give your family a head start, keep reading this blog for some great tips and tricks, along with some fantastic recommendations to make it an amazing learning experience.
Did you know that plant-based lifestyles are becoming increasingly common in the UK, with Veganism among adults increasing by over 40% between 2020 and 2021. Yeah, and it's pretty much trending all over social media.
This trend also means that modern parents are now more likely to consider plant-based meals and reducing meat and dairy consumption for the whole family (including their kids!) compared to previous generations. However, when it comes to their children's diets, parents want assurance that they can make environmentally conscious decisions without having to sacrifice their children's nutrition. So, read all about our "Plant-Based Proteins for Babies & Toddlers” blog to find out how you can add the animal-based macronutrients and minerals, such as protein and iron into a vegan diet - without any compromise.
With a record-breaking 500,000+ adults signed up for Veganuary in 2021, it's clear that plant-based, meat-free and dairy-free diets have become increasingly popular in the UK. Could you believe that 25% of evening meals in the UK are now vegan or vegetarian, and one in three people in the UK have stopped, or reduced their meat consumption 🤯 If you are curious about introducing your little one to a vegan diet now or before their weaning journey have a look at our blog "Is a Vegan Diet Safe for Babies?"
Oh and before I leave you to it, if you're the kind of adult who can't let go of the meaty goodness that you should definitely check out these brands. Because they have magically created products that are no less than the real stuff with the added bonus of them all being plant-based! 🤤 If you don't believe me, go try it yourself.
- Allplants - Discover delicious plant-based, chef-made meals ready to heat and eat in minutes.
- Heck - Meat-free, plant-based ranges including sausages, burgers, mince and so much more can be found on supermarket shelves. Heck are approved by both the Vegan & Vegetarian Society and their entire range Is gluten free too!
- This - Plant-based meat alternative food for meat lovers. THIS™ is what happened when two meat-lovers checked out meat-free food and decided that they didn’t want any of it.
All the best for your Veganuary journey!
Lots of love,