4 Ways to Celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month

Posted on October 1, 2019
Written by Taylor Wolfram

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month!


We invite you to celebrate plant-based nutrition with us all month long (all year long, let’s be honest) by sharing yummy recipes and helpful nutrition information.

Be sure to join the conversation on Twitter by following us @VNDPG

1. Pledge to eat vegetarian this month.

To reap the health benefits of a plant-based diet and reduce harm to the environment and animals, commit to eating meatless meals for the month of October!

We’ve got loads of helpful resources to support you during the process.

Still struggling? Contact a vegetarian registered dietitian nutritionist who can help you plan tasty plant-based meals and snacks that fit your nutrient needs and preferences.

2. Host a meal to share plant-based food with family and friends.

Connect with loved ones over a delicious meal loaded with whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruit. What better way to introduce others to yummy vegetarian and vegan food than serving it to them?

Try some of these crowd-pleasing recipes perfect for fall:

African-Style Pumpkin and Peanut Stew

Black Bean and Quinoa Chili

Vegan Peanut Curry with Chickpeas and Sweet Potato

Vegan Greek Pumpkin Pie

Vegetarian Bolognese and Cheesy Polenta

Vegetarian Slow-Cooked Boston Baked Beans

3. Follow plant-based bloggers.

4. Donate to animal advocacy and plant-based nutrition organizations.

Here are several organizations that work on behalf of animals to improve the conditions on farms in America and make nutritious plant-based food more accessible.

Vegan Outreach

Vegetarian Resource Group