I didn’t decide to go vegan overnight. It took me a while to get here. I did a lot of reading, books and blogs mostly, and I read a lot of labels. I had already been a vegetarian for almost 20 years, so I started with eliminating eggs. Next came milk and butter, then cheese, and finally yogurt. It took me over a year to make the switch completely.
I don’t know if I would have done it any other way. I do know that over that period I spent a lot of money buying things that I thought I should try or like. And I spent a lot of time finding answers to questions that I had. It would have been nice to have a coach to answer my questions and to hold my hand as I made my transition to a cruelty-free lifestyle.
Jenné Claiborne, also knows as The Nourishing Vegan, is a New York vegan cooking instructor, personal chef and health coach. Jenné created the 21-Day Vegan Blueprint, an on-line coaching program to help you become a healthy vegan.
For $77, you have access to meal plans, a shopping list, recipes, audio recordings and videos. You can also join a private Facebook group, so you can share your experience with others, and participate in live calls for direct contact with Jenné. And you’ll receive a list of resources (books, websites and blogs), tips on how to make the transition and how to tell others about your new lifestyle. There is even a fact sheet on soy and a guide to vegan cheese.
What will you eat? Sweet potato felafel, chickpea curry, yummy salads, peach crumble, smoothies (are you hungry yet?), and other healthy foods. None of the recipes have more than 10 ingredients. Cooking videos are also included.
Can you change in 21 days? Maybe, maybe not. But Jenné herself admits that she took it slow. Her plan is designed to help you make the move at your own pace and she’s there to guide you. As Jenné says, she’s “got your back.” I sure would have liked to hear that when I was making my journey!
We’re giving away a free 21-Day Vegan Blueprint program to one lucky Chic Vegan winner! Follow the instructions below to enter. Contest ends at midnight EST on January 31st. Good luck!