Make a difference, one meal at a time
Get ready to change the world. Think that sounds huge? It is. Changing your diet not only saves countless animals' lives, it's also the best way to protect the environment. Plus, it's a fantastic way to live a long, happy, healthy life!
The best part is: it's totally easy. It's amazing how many foods don't contain meat, dairy, or eggs! And, you're not alone. Thousands of Kiwis are opening their hearts and embracing an animal-friendly diet.
Begin by replacing or skipping the meat in your favourite dishes. Have spaghetti with tomato sauce, replace the beef in your burritos with beans and rice, add veggies rather than meat to your homemade pizza or pop a veggie burger on the grill for your weekend BBQ.
Explore the world
Try foods that are popular in other countries, like hummus (a delicious spread made from chickpeas), falafel (patties made from a mix of beans), Japanese veggie sushi, Thai curries (without the fish sauce), Indian samosas, Chinese dumplings, Mexican-style bean and rice dishes, and much, much more!
Connect with others
A great way to stay motivated is to connect with other like-minded people: attend public lectures, join a vegetarian dining group, or read up on the subjects that inspired you to ditch animal products in the first place. Volunteering for SAFE is a rewarding way to get involved in animal advocacy and meet other compassionate people.
Challenge yourself. Try new foods. Step outside your comfort zone and think of it as an adventure. By eating kind you'll soon feel great about the positive impact you're making for yourself, animals and the planet.
Do good, feel great
Staying healthy is easy. Everything your body needs to survive and flourish is provided straight from the earth. To learn more, check out our section on health.