(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Meatless March is in full swing and people across the world are embracing veganism and vegetarianism for their health, religion, the environment, and compassion for animals.
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During the month of March, you can cut back on your meat consumption by taking the Meat-Free Mondays Challenge. You can even eliminate all animal products from your diet and go completely vegan.

For inspiration and insight you can also follow The Well-Intentioned Eater.

If you are new to a meat-free lifestyle, cut back gradually and start substituting plant-based proteins like beans and tofu into your diet.

If you are already vegan or vegetarian, it’s a good time to evaluate your diet and make sure you are meeting all of your nutritional requirements.

Be sure to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and plant proteins and include snacks to keep up your energy and keep hunger at bay.

Photo Credit: Elana Pisani (VEGAN)
Adding more salads to your diet is a nutritious and easy way to go vegan. Photo Credit: Elana Pisani

Setting specific goals will help you stay focused. You can try Meat-Free Mondays or reverse it and have meat once a week.

You can even try having only one serving of meat, dairy, or eggs a day.

Eventually, you will be able to cut animal products out completely for a cruelty-free diet.

Make sure to check out these 15 Powerful Reasons to Go Veg!

— Elana Pisani, exclusive to Global Animal