Throughout the pandemic, many people have been spending more time at home and have gotten the opportunity to reconnect with their kitchens. In light of many making New Year’s resolutions to commit to Veganuary (eating vegan for the month of January), we’d like to highlight a few of the benefits of eating plant-based, as it is one of the best ways to keep a healthy mind and body. Eating a plant-based diet increases vitamin, anti-oxidant, and micronutrient intake, and cooking can provide therapeutic benefits. 

Today we’re sharing various resources – cookbooks, vegan Youtube tutorials, and sustainably sourced groceries – from which we love to gain food inspiration to cook and nourish ourselves. While  reviewing these resources to get inspired, remember that imperfect action is sustainable, and no New Year’s resolution or goal needs to be flawless to still be successful. As author of The Zero-Waste Chef, Anne-Marie Bonneau says, “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” After all, becoming more sustainable individuals contributes to a more sustainable society.

If you or any Chapman member you know deals with food insecurity, check out Chapman’s Food Pantry/Resources. Click here if you’re interested in making a donation to Chapman’s Food Pantry, which helps maintain and add supplies to the food pantry for current Chapman students.

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