We've all made jokes about the things we'd be willing to do for lifetime access to our favourite concerts. But if the opportunity presents itself, would we really go to lengths to actually go through with it? That's the question everyone started asking when Beyoncé posted on 1 February about The Green Print Project, where she invites people to give a "positive impact [to] have in the world by eating plant-based meals." The website says that by sharing your 'Greenprint', you can get a chance to win Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert tickets for life. You read that right — FOR LIFE.
Now, here's the thing. The project doesn't really ask you to go 100% vegan for Beyoncé so hooray for every meat-lover who's already starting to shed tears. From small lifestyle changes like practising Meatless Mondays or plant-based meals for breakfast to going plant-based on weekdays or all your workdays, the project gives you the chance to pledge to the cause depending on the extent of your own capacity. So there you have it. No need to swear into veganism to party with Queen Bey. Whew!
Still, if this got you thinking about trying the vegan life, we know that the thought of kale, buckwheat and bland veggies might be the usual downsides that make you want to not try it after all. But that's not necessarily the case, you know? Follow these Instagrammers for vegan food ideas that will woo even the non-vegans' tastebuds.
When he's not out taking gorgeous adventure shots and breathtaking landscape photos, self-dubbed visual storyteller Adrian Howell shares his vegan recipes on side Instagram account. Scrolling through his colourful feed is enough to have your mouth watering and his ingredient list is friendly for those who are just starting out with this lifestyle.
Yep, you are not looking at chicken wings! Mary Mattern's Instagram feed will make you ask, "What is vegan?" It showcases familiar food such as burgers, sushi, doughnuts and more without giving a hint of kale and lettuce at all. If you're someone who wants to take the healthier route without foregoing the indulgence, this account is a great one to get food inspiration from.
You won't be betraying your sweets-loving palate with food from Kai Nora's feed. We're talking pancakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls and more being given the vegan treatment. The best part? From the looks to the taste, even your dairy-loving friends would get on board with it and might even have them convinced and partially converted.
Don't be fooled by her Instagram handle as Dana Shultz's food presentation is anything but minimal. What's minimal about her recipes are the ingredients needed and the time frame of prep, all perfect everyone who's always on the go. Plus, with all the divide going on between vegan and non-vegans, her bio greeting 'all eaters welcome' is the positivity we need.
If you're more for dynamic content that's not just centred on veganism, Steph Yu is someone definitely worth following. Putting the straightforward words of her Instagram handle to life, her feed has more than just vegan recipe ideas as she also delivers her dose of positive quotes, healthy and happy eating diaries, and an overall motivational online presence.
Aside from trying vegan recipes, here are other ways to improve your wellness this year.