Promoting Plant-Based Eating
Animal Protection New Mexico is committed to increasing plant-based eating in New Mexico through a variety of strategies. We are working to make plant-based foods more available and accessible to New Mexicans by engaging restaurants, cafeterias, entertainment venues, and grocery stores to add plant-based options to their offerings. We are also planning community outreach and education initiatives about plant-based eating and nutrition including cooking classes and demonstrations, continuing education classes, and other community events.
Plant-Based Eating Starter Guide
There are several different ways that the term “plant-based” is defined and used. Sometimes it’s used to refer to a diet that is mostly plant- based, but occasionally contains animal-derived ingredients. Other times (and most often) it’s used to refer to a diet that is exclusively plants and plant-based foods. In this guide, the term is used to refer to the latter.
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Keep checking back for updates on new online classes and virtual events. You can also find updates on our Plant-Based Eating Facebook page.
Plant-Based Eating New Mexico Blog
July 26th is World Tofu Day and there’s no better time to try out some new tofu recipes! Choosing tofu instead of animal-based proteins can help the environment, your health, and animals. If you’re new to cooking with tofu and you’re not sure where to even start, listen to our Cooking With Tofu podcast and […]
For many folks, the start of a New Year means a time for reflecting on the past and goal setting for the future. APNM’s Plant-Based Eating Program encourages you to choose compassionate food and lifestyle choices every day with the aim of making humane the new normal. In New Mexico and beyond. One way to […]
November is World Vegan Month—a time to celebrate all the small actions that we do every day to help protect animals and to consider what more we can do to make a bigger impact in New Mexico and globally. Below is a variety of resources to help you take action this month to live more […]
When it’s hot outside, the last thing many of us want to do is cook in a hot kitchen or eat hot food. Cold treats like smoothies and popsicles are a great way to help beat the summer heat, but what about when you need a little more sustenance? We’ve got you covered with these […]
From Humble Beginnings To Multiple Food Trucks – Vegos Offers Unique New Mexican and Vegan Chicken Creations
We spoke with Elizabeth Bibiano, owner of Vegos, and were delighted by her unique story and the inspiration for Vegos’ delicious plant-based New Mexican and Chicken meals. How long have you been in the restaurant business? My first job at 16 was at Pizza Hut, so technically I’ve been working in the restaurant business for […]