Whether you’ve just converted to this new exciting lifestyle or have been a vegetarian for years, there’s always a tip or two that goes a long way. Making the transition at first will however be a bit difficult and these tips and life hacks should come in very handy. On the other hand, those of you who’ve been vegetarians for a while, you may find some of these hacks helpful too!
1. Follow Influencers
Whether it’s a big influential organization or a mentor with loads of clout, follow them! This is where you’ll be able to get the latest news and trends as well as information on events. Whatever your reason for being vegetarian, these sources will guide and inspire you along the way.
On most of these sites you’ll also have access to great recipes, lifestyle news and everything related to the world of vegetarianism. Our post on the top ten vegetarian blogs is a great place to start!
2. Check Product Labels
This is a hack for the noobs out there. You need to get into the habit of checking every label of every product that you buy. This does include not only food, but also clothing and cosmetics. Learn to be aware of all the ingredients as well as dead-giveaways on labels indicating that the product is vegetarian-friendly.
If you are a vegan and are strongly against the use of animal testing, check for the leaping bunny on cosmetic products.
3. Plan Your Dining Out Experience
Nothing is more disappointing than going out for dinner and not being able to find a place where you can have a vegetarian meal. If you know you want to dine out, hit the net beforehand and find all the vegetarian-friendly spots close to you.
This will save you a lot of frustration and perhaps an argument or two. A bit of planning goes a long way and ensures you get what your lifestyle calls for.
4. Start Experimenting with Recipes
This is the fun part! Now that you have started embracing your new lifestyle, you can start experimenting and playing around with new recipes. If you want to, you can even look for vegetarian versions of old time favorite recipes.
Whether you want to try something new or try a vegetarian spin on a non-vegetarian dish, the kitchen is the best place to be!
5. Find Great Restaurants on the Net
Especially when you are traveling. If you ever find yourself abroad with your hands in your hair about where to get a great vegetarian or even vegetarian-friendly restaurant, hit the net! There’s this handy site called happycow.net.
Here you will find a comprehensive list of all the vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the world, as well as information on grocers and more.
You’re welcome! Now that you have some handy tips, we’re sure you are amped to try them out. If you are struggling with your transition, think back and remember your reasons for becoming a vegetarian. Keep up the good work, and your health will thank you for it!