Earth Day Instagram Challenge: Day 2

Friday, April 20, 2018

Welcome to day 2 of the Earth Day Instagram Challenge! I loved seeing your posts yesterday, everything was so inspiring!

Today's prompt is...

Prepare and enjoy a meal that is fully plant-based and share a photo of it!
Now before you freak out, I'm not making you commit to veganism or anything- just one meal! And you may even discover how yummy eating plants truly is.

Did you know that eating a plant based diet is not only beneficial to your health but to the earth too? People who choose to eat plant based reduce their carbon foot print immensely, due to no longer supporting or using resources from a industry that is to blame for most of our greenhouse gas emissions and methane. Eating plant based also conserves a ton of water! It takes 1,799 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. Only one pound! 87% of the United State's fresh water is used for animal agriculture. (Think of all those people in other countries without fresh water- that could be going to them instead!) By reducing the amount of animal products you consume, you are having a beneficial impact on this earth! Even if you cannot fully commit to a vegan diet at this time, you can know that even just one plant based meal a day or even a week makes a difference.

Check out the documentary Cowspiracy for more info regarding the environmental side of animal agriculture and plant based diets.

While preparing your food, take some time to be intentional and mindful, thinking about the difference you are making in the world with just this one meal. Find gratitude in your heart for having access to plants and the opportunity to do something good for your body and the planet. Reflect on this in your caption if you so desire!

Your plant based meal can be as simple as some homemade french fries with vegan dipping sauce, or a smoothie bowl for breakfast. Youtube has been my main source of meal inspiration ever since I went vegan, so I linked my favorite food channels along with a few other blogs with great plant based recipes. Browse around and find a meal that you think you will enjoy!

My favorite simple plant-based ideas and recipes:
My Vegan Recipes
Hot For Food
Oh She Glows
Maple Alps
Tess Begg on Youtube
Caitlin Shoemaker on Youtube
Vegan Encounters on Youtube
Sweet Potato Soul on Youtube
Fablunch on Youtube
Mina Rome on Youtube
Thriving on Plants on Youtube

Don't forget that in order to be entered into the giveaway, you must:
  • Participate in the prompt and post a photo of it on your instagram feed
  • Tag me (@kaetlyn.anne) in each photo (not just the caption! it will get lost in my notification page and I won't be able to see your photos) 
  • Tag your photos under the hashtag #kaetlynanneearthdaychallenge 
  • If you are a private account, message me screenshots of your posts so I am able to see them!
Let's nourish our bodies and this earth with our delicious plant based meals! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. As always, please leave me any questions you may have!

With care,
Kaetlyn

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