Promoting Plant-Based Eating
In response to COVID-19, APNM’s Promoting Plant-Based Eating program is partnering with local organizations to provide locally sourced plant-based food to those experiencing food insecurity. CLICK HERE to make a donation to help provide plant-based food for those in need.
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.
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
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 […]
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 […]
Treat your Mom (or mother figure) with a plant-based Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet! The kids in the family (of any age) can easily pull together a Mother’s Day surprise with these simple, delicious recipes, many of which don’t involve the stove. Be sure to do the dishes, too, as an extra Thank You to the Mom in […]
Cinco de Mayo is a popular holiday that is celebrated in the Unites States by enjoying Mexican-inspired treats like tacos, guacamole, and margaritas. Before we get into the delicious food, a friendly reminder: Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. We encourage you to make learning part of this year’s celebration and do a […]
Interview with Co-Owner Victor Flores How long have you been vegan, and what inspired you to go vegan? My family and I have been vegan for 6 years. Ethics was definitely why we switched, not wanting to support animal cruelty. We basically did it overnight—my wife Karla initiated it. Veganism and animal rights were not […]