- 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.
- Order a vegetarian starter guide from Compassion Over Killing
- Zen Habits Guide to Eating a Plant-Based Diet
- Choosing Meat Alternatives That Are Healthy and Sustainable – Milken Institute School of Public Health/ Georgetown Wshington University
- Austin/ Central Texas-based
- Lone Star Plate: Restaurant Guides by Texas City
- Nation and World-wide
- 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
- 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