This month we set you a challenge; ditch the meat, fish and poultry and if you felt that way inclined the dairy and eggs too in order to get onboard the Tarian train for Meatless March.
There are numerous reasons why you have chosen to participate and explore a meat free/plant based lifestyle; curious, timing is right, time to mix food up or personal challenge we are just happy to have your follow our footsteps on this foodie journey. Whether you have chosen for the next month to follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle diet its time to embrace your choice and remember one of the most important aspects of this month is to enjoy the journey as its nothing short of rewarding and delicious.
Is Paleo the better way?
There is much talk about vegan diets and you might know friends, family or work colleagues who have talked about adopting a vegan lifestyle at some point in their lives but due to misinformation, no information, conflicting information or Pete Evans and his talk of a paleo diet they have become discouraged and given up only to go back to their old ‘easy’ habits of eggs bacon and chicken liver pate with paleo crackers. But not you.
Tarian Pantry likes to think of ourselves as leaders in plant-based diets; we live it and have for many, many, many years so we are here to arm you and your friends if they are interested with an abundance of useful and informative information to see you all feeling powerful, confident and full of energy when adopting a plant based lifestyle for the next month.
What you need to know
Know your reasons
Know your reasons why you have chosen to explore Meatless March and go plant based. Is it for the following reasons:
- Weight loss
- Increase athletic performance
- Just curious?
The key to this month is to keep focused on the goals and reasons as this will help keep you on track when times get tough – don’t worry there wont be too many of those.
Be well informed and take responsibility for your choices.
Learn what to eat, where to eat, where to shop and most importantly, learn how to cook. There will be obstacles but how you prepare yourself for them determines how difficult you find your plant based diet lifestyle choice. Its OK for the next month we have your back to keep in contact via social media, website or email.
Stock your pantry
Stock your pantry with Tarian goodness and when doing so read the labels. Dairy products are well disguised in food products including crackers, chips, and pre made meals even soy yoghurts! We always recommend buying real foods such as fruit, vegetables, legumes, grains and beans.
Plan your meals
As the saying goes, do you plan to fail or fail to plan? Explore meals to cook including different cuisines, which use a vast range of herbs and spices. Think outside the food box when it comes to breakfast, lunch and dinner and enjoy getting creative in the kitchen.
Be inspired by vegan chefs and cooks
Explore their recipes, recommendations and inspiration by buying their cookbooks. Making this investment in your kitchen bookshelf will keep your meals exciting and stop you from eating the same meals over and over gain. There are hundreds if not thousands of meals to cook, make sure you explore all of them!
Start small for big returns
If you are finding Meatless March difficult as you have decided to cut out all animal & fish products in one foul swoop STOP and make a plan and remove food groups and foods one by one. Let your body adapt, even if this means going adopting a vegetarian diet for the month before exploring a 100% plant-based diet.
Excited and Proud
Be excited and proud by your decision to make change to your diet and don’t focus on what you can’t eat but what you can.
Thrive on Plants
We love talking food and are passionate about plant-based living not to mention fitness. Tarian Pantry is your gateway to living, learning and thriving off a vegan lifestyle.
Are you struggling?
If you are still struggling to get over the hurdles that this dietary choice presents contact us direct, we offer a range of Positive Eating programs that delve a little deeper into how you eat, where changes can be made and how we can support you in adding more plants to your diet.