alive's January 2021 Challenge: Go Plant-Based for 31 Days
Start our 12 Months of Wellness Challenge with a healthy alternative
Updated Jan 12, 2021
Our January Theme Is … Go Plant-Based for 31 Days
Welcome to the first month of alive’s 12 Months of Wellness challenge! We want to reiterate that this isn’t a resolution. You don’t fail the January challenge if you have a bite of your mom’s famous cheesy lasagna. This is about progress. About eating more plants because they make you feel fantastic … and they’re pretty great for the planet too.
Eating plant-based meals has so many A+ health benefits. And as for the environmental benefits: Oxford University research suggests plant-based diets reduce the emissions caused by food by up to 73%.
Ready to show yourself (and the planet) a little love?
Here’s how these monthly updates will work. Each month, we focus on one big goal to help make your year healthier and happier—and each week will focus on one mini goal as a stepping stone toward the bigger objective. You’ll find the weekly focuses below. You can also download, screenshot, or print out our PDF calendar with daily to-dos.
This challenge is customizable, so make it your own! If you just want to focus on the weekly challenges, do that. If following along with daily to-dos sparks joy … well, do that! Above all, enjoy the journey. This stuff should be fun.
January 1-9: Celebrate Fruits and Veg
Stock your kitchen with a rainbow of fruits and veggies (for the best flavour and value, opt for in-season produce!).
Aim for at least 5 servings throughout the day.
Prep your produce in advance, washing and chopping so it’s easy to grab and go.
Reliable favs: spinach, kale, bell peppers, carrots, cauliflower, bananas, apples, and oranges