HOW YOU CAN EAT KINDER


If you eat meat, try reducing your intake. Did you know the average American eats nearly 200 animals per year, including sea life? Does eliminating meat and dairy seem like a daunting goal? Try doing it in several steps. The journey to a plant-based diet is not about giving up animal products, it’s about crowding them out. Start by making plants the center of your plate and trying as many new foods as possible. Every time you discover a new vegan food that you love, the animal-based foods you grew up eating get pushed further to the margins.

You won’t miss out on your favorite nostalgic dishes though - just about every dish can be made plant-based. Before long, you’ll find that plant-based eating is delicious and easy!

The following facts and resources will help you get started. They address the reasons for considering a more compassionate lifestyle. They will guide you to change your diet and lifestyle in healthful ways, with recipes for delicious, easy, vibrant meals. They will also help with any challenges you may encounter.

 



ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES


In addition to showing compassion for animals, by going plant-based you can have major positive impacts on the health of our planet! Click the icons below to learn more about the impacts that Animal Agriculture has on the environment.



PLANT-BASED HEALTH



Humans can receive all the nutrients we need from a plant-based diet. According to the American Dietetics Association, appropriately planned vegan diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Many people still have questions though. Click the icons below to learn more about plant-based nutrient sources.


OUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS


The plant-based food market is exploding with fantastic new products. Here are some brands we LOVE.


PLANT-BASED EATS NEAR THE SANCTUARY


So you’ve just finished your tour at Charlie’s Acres and you want to continue doing good things for animals by enjoying a plant-based meal. Where can you go next? Click on the image below to check out these great vegan-friendly options in our community!



vegan options in Sonoma, CA

Headed back on the road? Fast food chains such as Carls Jr., Burger King, Del Taco, and Chipotle offer easy vegan options!




FURTHER RESOURCES


Ready to do something great for animals, the environment, and your health? Check out these resources to get started:

 

- Get started with recipes and advice with Vegan Outreach's free 10 Weeks to Vegan Program from a variety of countries or check out the book Veganize It! Easy DIY Recipes for a Plant-Based Kitchen by Robin Robertson.

 

- Learn more about animal agriculture's impact on the environment with the documentary Cowspiracy, reading We are the Weather by Jonathan Saffrom Foer, or listening to the Eat for the Planet podcast.

 

- Find out what positive health impacts plant-based eating can have on your body by watching The Game Changers documentary, Forks Over Knives, or by reading The Way of the Vegan Meathead by Daniel Austin.

 

- Learn more about the lives of farmed animals and why they need help by reading The Inner World of Farm Animals by Amy Hatkoff, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy or watching Dominion (this documentary contains graphic imagery).

 

- Get deeper into a variety of issues surrounding animal agriculture by watching Food, Inc., listening to The Disclosure podcast, or checking out he Food Empowerment Project website.

 

- Find positivity and community by listening to The Chickpeeps podcast, Our Hen House podcast, or reading The Joyful Vegan by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.