October Is Vegtoberfest: Celebrate All Month Long!

October 3rd, 2016


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Fall is a prime time for enjoying ripe, fresh-picked vegetables and fruits. What’s more, it’s also Vegetarian Awareness Month, the perfect chance to acquaint yourself with the beans, greens, grains, nuts and seeds that make meatless meals so delicious.

That’s why we’re so excited to join Oldways and The Humane Society of the United States in celebrating Vegtoberfest all month long!

And it’s easy join the fun. Just choose to put more plants on your plate this month. For instance, you could go Meatless Monday each week. Or explore new vegetarian or vegan recipes. Or maybe challenge yourself to do a full month of meatless meals.

All through October, we’ll be sharing insightful infographics, tasty recipe videos, plus lots of other goodies that show how nourishing and delicious it is put more plants on your plate.

Our Vegtoberfest Fav’s

Not sure which plants to add to your plate? Get started with these flavorful seasonal picks.

Beets – You can’t beat beets in the fall. Stay with the classic reddish purple color or try white, golden or even multicolored beets. Roast them tender for their betaine – a compound that may help prevent liver and heart disease.

Pumpkins – A perfect choice for all the right reasons – luscious soups, delectable pies, even toasted pumpkin seeds. They’re a great source of alpha- and beta-carotene, which can be converted into retinol to promote cell growth and healthy vision.

Sweet Potatoes – Fall is when sweet potato flavor is at its peak. Imagine the fresh-baked aroma coming out of your oven. They’re also a good source of vitamin C. Who needs orange juice?

Apples – Yes, we know they’re a fruit. But this time of year, a basket full of fresh-orchard apples is simply irresistible. Sweet and crunchy, they’re also packed with antioxidants that may help slow aging and prevent chronic illness.

What’s Your Vegtoberfest Story?

We want to hear it! Tell us how and why you’re choosing to put more plants on your plate this month by posting your photo and story on social media with the hashtag #Vegtoberfest. Let the whole world know you’re all in on Vegtoberfest – and invite your friends to join in, too.

ON FACEBOOK: Visit the Vegtoberfest tab on the Oldways Facebook page and submit your photo and story.

ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: Simply post your photo and story with the tag #Vegtoberfest!

For all of the latest updates on Vegtoberfest, plus more ways to get involved, visit the official page here.