2020 was a strong reminder that things need to be done differently. Respect for all living beings and our inextricable link to nature were at the heart of every expert’s message following Covid-19. The connections among species and among nations has never been so obvious and the effect our consumer choices have can no longer be determined as irrelevant. These ideas have paved the way into a 2021 all about rebuilding better and it has certainly entered with a bang!
The United Nations and FAO have declared 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, as a unique opportunity to raise awareness on their important role in human nutrition, food security and health and as well in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition, Veganuary has never had so many followers: more than 500,000 people pledged to follow a vegan diet during the first month of the year! Businesses across the globe have caught on to this trend and are offering more options than ever, advocating for animal welfare, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
As a result, we have decided to share with you some of our easiest and tastiest ideas and recipes for plant-based options to get you started!
Oats (hot or cold) with your selection of nuts, fruit or a dash of your favourite vegan chocolate spread
Bread/toast with peanut butter and banana
For a snack:
Baked beans on toast
Vegan yogurt option
Linguine with mushrooms and thyme
Chestnut stifado with mashed potatoes
Alpro soy desserts
Vegan Pancakes with your choice of topping
Most main supermarket chains and bio-shops in Greece now have vegan options and even if not, there are plenty of “conventional” things to eat such as vegetables, fruit, pulses and, well, our favourite: carbs!
Whatever your reason for wanting to try a vegan diet, know that you are helping make a difference for animals, our water, world hunger, wildlife, rainforests, your health and our planet by choosing a path of active compassion and effective altruism!