Quick Tips, Advice, and Resources for New Vegans

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Good morning, I wanted to create a post for curious vegans that could use this as a reference for different sources of information and inspiration in their own journeys.

If you’re new to veganism or just curious about it, I believe that educating yourself first is the most important step you can take. Learning how our food is produced, the inhumane way the animals are treated, the effect it has on our health and the planet is life changing. 

There are countless references of vegan material from documentaries, cookbooks, articles, books, websites and so much more, I couldn’t possibly list them all. 

I have used many of these in my own journey and they have opened my world, validated my decisions to become vegan, they helped me connect with others around the world, and helped me feel less alone in my own journey. 

The best advice I can give is to get educated through books, movies, blogs, and more. Do what feels right for you and your body. Just making a few vegan meals in a week makes a difference!

Start slow and try new recipes and other ingredients while you slowly change your diet from meat, dairy, and processed foods to a more plant based, whole foods lifestyle.

Most of all be patient with yourself as your body transitions. You don’t have to go full Vegan 100% right off the start, or even become 100% vegan all the time.

 I have found many sources of veganism, cookbooks, advice and more through my local library and also many social media platforms like You Tube, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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The library is also a great place to find books on veganism and cookbooks for free.  There are also countless blogs online of others and their journeys with amazing recipes to try. I have checked out so many and have listed some of my favorites below.

I have watched all of the movies and documentaries I have listed below. To be honest,  I have cried over many of them. They continue to inspire me and have taught me to have more compassion than I ever thought was possible.

Movies and Documentaries: 

Earthlings https://amzn.to/38Au0eA

Forks Over Knives https://amzn.to/3gABZuW

Food, Inc https://amzn.to/2ADDMQQ

Hungry For Change https://amzn.to/2AyQKz9

The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue https://amzn.to/3e4J0mc

Vegan: Everyday Stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4JwBgaAEmk

Food Choices https://amzn.to/2C9n4Jp

Vegucated https://amzn.to/3e9AulP

Cowspiracy https://amzn.to/2Dh4Iqw

Live and Let Live https://amzn.to/3e5HMaj

Food Matters https://amzn.to/31LNX0S

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days https://amzn.to/3iBbRSy

Books:

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer https://amzn.to/2O76hcx

How To Go Vegan: The why, the how, and everything you need to make going vegan easy https://amzn.to/31LOjEK

Going Vegan: The Complete Guide to Making a Healthy Transition to a Plant-Based Lifestyle by Joni Marie Newman and Gerrie Adams https://amzn.to/2ZPm45A

Going vegan: a healthy guide to making the switch
by Rau and Dana Meachen https://amzn.to/31Nhrvj

Vegan Freak: being vegan in a non-vegan world by Torres, Bob. https://amzn.to/2VS3OXI

Cookbooks:

Vegan Cooking for Carnivores by Roberto Martin https://amzn.to/3gCuHqR

Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero https://amzn.to/2NX4EOO

Raw the Uncook Book by Juliano and Erika Lenkert https://amzn.to/31UC9cD

Peace & parsnips: adventurous vegan cooking for everyone by Watson, Lee, 1978- https://amzn.to/2VRLhuR

Forks Over Knives The Cookbook  https://amzn.to/2ZK1ALb

The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat https://amzn.to/2ZLftsC

Chloe’s Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli https://amzn.to/3iIPTxl

Mayim’s Vegan Table by Mayim Bialik https://amzn.to/2VTF5CC

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone https://amzn.to/3iyhwJc

Modern Vegan Baking: The Ultimate Resource for Sweet and Savory Baked Goods by Gretchen Price https://amzn.to/2Cd5lka

15 Minute Vegan: Fast, Modern Vegan Cooking
by Katy Beskow and Dan Jones https://amzn.to/2O1YXit

Betty Goes Vegan: 500 Classic Recipes for the Modern Family
by Dan Shannon and Annie Shannon https://amzn.to/3iAZIx5

Minimalist Baker Everyday Cooking by Dana Shultz https://amzn.to/3f6llmQ

Happy Cow Cookbook Recipes from Top Rated Vegan Restaurants Around the World by Eric Brent and Glen Merzer https://amzn.to/3gx1FIZ

Ripe from around here: a vegan guide to local and sustainable eating (no matter where you live) by Steele, Jae. https://amzn.to/2VUmWo7

Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.: All Vegan and Mostly Raw Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Laura Miller https://amzn.to/3f0IQxz

Feel free to add any of your favorite vegan resources and tips in the comments below!

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