10 Vegan New Year's Resolutions

It’s that time of year again! Ring in the new, shape up the old. Looking for ideas to become a healthier, happier, more balanced you? We’ve got you covered!

1. Cleanse

Cafe Gratitude has a special for you. Start your cleanse any time during the month of January 2018 and receive a 50% discount! Yeah, we said it. FIFTY PERCENT! Discount applies to either juice cleanse or meal cleanse. Not available at Gratitude Beverly Hills. Sign up in restaurants or online.

 

2. Eat Healthier When Dining Out

For you and all your hummus loving friends. Time to get back to basics. Healthful foods that feed the spirit as well as the body. CAVA offers Greek and Mediterranean cuisine in a fast casual atmosphere. CAVA also partners with the Garden School Foundation, a garden-based learning initiative that targets underserved youth. Do good while you eat!

 

3. Get Fit

You can join a gym or exercise solo, but why not join a vegetarian and vegan hiking group? Okay, they have potlucks too, but it's a fun way to be social, meet new people, and explore the outdoors. Click here to join the Greater LA Veggie Hikers meetup.

 

4. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Explore vegan dining options during this biannual event. Held January 12-26, DineLA encourages diners to check out all the great restaurant offerings Los Angeles has to showcase. Enjoy discounts on new options as well as old favorites. Some great vegan names are in the line up, including Cafe Gratitude, Sage Vegan Bistro, Gracias Madre, and more.

Step out of that tired routine and into an exciting vegan dining experience.

5. Get Involved

A new proposal is before the Los Angeles Animal Services Commission. Nearly 33,000 shelter dogs may go vegan if the proposal is passed. Proponents suggest switching the pups from a meat-based diet to plant-based kibble would save killing farm animals, foster health in the dogs themselves, and promote environmental well being.

Get involved! Write letters expressing your support, donate vegan dog food to your local shelter, or, better yet, make a visit and rescue a new family member.

 

6. Volunteer

After a successful pilot at a few Los Angeles schools, the Food Services Division plans to incorporate vegan options into lunch programs at all schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) by the end of the 2017-2018 school year. The second-largest school district in the country, LAUSD would become the first nationwide to offer vegan options at every school.

Follow Earth Peace Foundation on Facebook to learn how you can get involved.

7. Travel the Vegan World

Explore cruelty-free products. Discover new vegan favorites. Travel to a different city each month. Subscribe to VegOut City Box today.

📸 : @vegoutcitybox

📸 : @vegoutcitybox

 

8. Veganize Your Beauty Regimen

Shop vegan made-in-LA beauty brands, such as Bare Naked Botanicals, Pure Kaya, and more!

📸 : @barenakedbotanicals

📸 : @barenakedbotanicals

 

9. Downsize Your Dessert

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, an LA-based ice cream company, is adding a new vegan option to its line. Clocking in at just 100 calories per serving the treat is a perfect accompaniment to that New Year’s diet. Flavors include strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, and salted caramel.

 

10. Spread the Vegan Word

Veganuary is an annual effort encouraging folks to go vegan for the month of January (and hopefully beyond). Like them on Facebook, follow them on Instagram, and tell all your non-vegan friends.

 

Let us know your New Year's resolution in the comments below.


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By: TAMMIE ORTLIEB

Cofounder and Editor, Tammie also maintains a personal blog at lifeloveandpixiedust.blogspot.com. Her writing has been featured in VegNews, VegFamily, WOW! Women on Writing, and various other non-veg sources. She is author of Outside the Lines: Essays on Poverty, Possibilities, and the Power of Love as well as Freeing My Inner Blonde. Professor, writer, and mother of four, she confesses she really just wants to make people smile, look at pretty things, and read until her brain explodes.