Texas VegFest is a public event organized by the Texas Veg Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate Texans through public activities, events, and educational outreach about the benefits of a plant-based diet as a way to improve health, preserve the environment, and protect animals. In keeping with our mission, we've created a dedicated Go Meatless Education Page full of resources! Did Texas VegFest leave you curious about cutting down on your meat consumption or wanting to go vegan? Are you looking to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet? Need ideas on what and where to eat? Check out these sources for information about plant-based diets and cruelty-free lifestyles, and complete out pledge survey to help our team keep our education page up-to-date with the best resources!
Whether you are a professional Master Chef or just beginning your culinary journey, we have a few resources that can help you include more plant-based foods into your diets, today!
- Websites, blogs, videos and other online resources
- No Meat Athlete’s list of 50 Resources for New Vegetarians
- Hurry the Food Up’s 60+ Resources to Get You Started on a Vegetarian Diet
- Culinary Nutrition’s Top 50 Vegan Blogs
- Purple Carrot’s Top 8 Online Vegan Resources
- Vegan Junction’s list of Top 30 Oil-Free, Plant-based Websites of 2017
- One Green Planet’s list of 10 Best Vegan Cooking Channels, and Vegan Junction’s Top 20 Channels on YouTube
- Choose Veg’s 8 Vegan Recipe Videos That Will Make Your Life Easier
- Engine 2 Meal Plans, Plant-Strong, Recipes
- Meal/ Box Deliveries and Community Supported Agriculture Gardens
- Meal Deliveries
- Purple Carrot Meal Delivery, making it easy to cook new and inspiring vegan meals
- The Meal Kit Review‘s Best Vegan Meal Kit List
- Paste Magazine’s list of 10 Impressive, Healthy And Delicious Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly Meal Delivery Kits
- FoodBox HQ’s Top 12 Vegetarian and 7 Smoothie Deliveries
- Community Supported Agriculture Gardens
- Johnson’s Backyard Garden (Austin Area)
- Tecolote Farms (Austin Area)
- Green Gate Farms (Austin)
- Festival Beach Community Garden and Food Forest
- More Austin locations on Local Harvest’s CSA’s Serving Austin page
- Cedar Park locations on Local Harvest’s CSA’s Serving Cedar Park page
- CSA’s throughout Texas on Edible Austin’s Where to Buy Local Food page
- Meal Deliveries
- We recommend Blissful Bites by Christy Morgan, Simple Vegan by the editors of Good Housekeeping, Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, The 30-Minute Vegan by Mark Reinfeild and Jennifer Murray, or Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.
- Vegbooks has a great collection of books available focusing on plant-based, cruelty-free living.
- Or visit your local library for many vegan cookbooks to browse and check out.
- Vegetarian Society‘s list of top books!
- Scottish Book Trust’s list of 10 Books That Will Turn You Vegetarian
- Book Depository and Good Reads also have fantastic lists with some of their most sought out plant-based cookbooks!
Adapting to an all plant-based diet can be challenging; we encourage everyone to do what they can and incorporate more plant-based items based on informed decisions that are best for their health and family. To help maneuver through the challenges that a plant-based diet presents, we shared a list of helpful resources that answer the interrogative “how”. For more resources, head to our Texas Veg Foundation’s Pledges, Kits, and Guides Page, and Cruelty-Free Products Page.
There’s no doubt that people around the world are eating more veggies, fruits, legumes, and grains! So many places are popping up, and turning into veg-based establishments, it’s hard to keep up. Here is a list of resources that can help you start eating more fruits, veggies, legumes, and grains today!
- Austin/ Central Texas-based
- Lone Star Plate: Restaurant Guides by Texas City
- Nation and World-wide
Many people choose or are looking to a plant-based diet to help combat health issues and concerns. We wanted to share a list of useful health resources that can help you or your family get the most out of a plant-based diet. You can find more health resources on our Texas Veg Foundation Health Resource Page, here.
- Vegan Health
- The Vegetarian Resource Group
- Dr. Baxter Montgomery’s online nutritional boot camp
- Vitamins and Minerals – How Much Do I Need and Where Do I Get It?
- Or look for these books: Vegan for Life by Jack Norris and Ginny Messina or The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever
People live a variety of lifestyles, and it can be difficult to find resources for each individual’s lifestyle needs. While we don’t claim to have all available resources listed here, our team tries to include as many community resources to help individuals include plant-based items in their everyday life. For more resources, go to our Texas Veg Foundation Current Education Page, located on our foundation’s website. If you have a resource you think may be valuable to our community, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Simple Guide to Healthy Living on a Budget
- Leaping Bunny cruelty-free shopping guide
- Lone Star Plate: Texas Vegan and Vegetarian Groups
- Veganic Gardening: Gardening without animal products or synthetic substance
- Find a vegan mentor at the Vegan Society