Climate scientists, companies, and citizens alike are concerned over the threat of climate change and emphasizing our need to reduce our impact–and fast. Luckily, there’s a simple recipe for protecting the earth: Pick vegan foods!
In a report feared by the meat industry, the prestigious EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health made something clear: to mitigate a climate crisis, we have to change the way we eat. That means less animal agriculture and way more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
We have an obligation as individuals to do our part and change our diets, but companies are getting on board too! Companies like Ben & Jerry’s are expanding their vegan product lines, many, like the ice cream makers, with the planet in mind.
Here are a few deliciously earth-friendly recipes. It is entirely possible to keep eating the foods we love without the cruelty towards animals and the warming planet. It’s time to make a change.
From Sweet Simple Vegan
From Avant Garde Vegan
From Hot For Food
Check out other ways to reduce your environmental impact with our guide to Eating Sustainably!
Stuart McDonald is a Creative Writer at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. She is passionate about making an ethical lifestyle easy and accessible for all and collaborating across social movements to create a kinder world. She writes about everything vegan: from plant-based eating to activism to legislation. Read her work on TryVeg.com and COK.net.