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30 days vegan challenge

30 Day Vegan Challenge with The Edgy Veg!

Get excited!! Starting Today marks the first day of James and I’s 30-Day Vegan Challenge!

I would say that James is vegan about 75% of the time. As you all know, I do all the cooking, so he is more or less forced into a plant-based diet when he eats at home. James recently has done his own research; he watched some movies, he looked up some studies online, and he said to me one day in February, out of the blue, “ I think I could easily go vegan for 30-Days!” I held him to that challenge.

We later found out that he had 2 business trips internationally this month, and although he begged me to let him do it another month because “it would be much harder”, I held him to his promise to go vegan, even while we we’re travelling. Maybe now he will see how difficult it is for me to eat while on the go, or travelling…hmmmm.

As I thought about this challenge, I thought to myself “why not extend this to our viewers and readers?!” So here I am extending to you the opportunity to go vegan for 30 days! Or, if you are already vegan, perhaps you would like to challenge a loved one, friend or coworker to be vegan for a month!!! I mean, really what’s the worst that could happen?! You may end up with more energy—ah man! You might lose a few pounds—no one wants that… You may even feel better about the food you’re eating— gosh darn it, I love cruelty!

If you aren’t a vegan, or even a vegetarian, it’s important to give your body a break from meat and dairy every so often. The 30 day vegan challenge is a great way to find new ways to incorporate more vegetables and vegan protein into your diet, and will get you back into the kitchen, really thinking about what you are putting into your body.


What is it?

The Edgy Veg 30-Day Vegan Challenge is a fun, easy and collaborative way drive into the vegan lifestyle. In the next 30 days you will be forced to really think about the food that you are shoving into your face. You will learn how to cook delicious meat free, dairy free and egg free meals, learn about your health, reduce your carbon footprint, find more compassion for other living beings, and will get some badass tools from our community for living a more conscious, vibrant life!

Why do it?

The vegan lifestyle is about so much more than just animals and food. Did you know that if one person exchanges eating meat for a plant based diet, they will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 TONS PER YEAR?! Veganism isn’t just pro-animal; it’s also pro human! Here are the reason I think you should join us this month…

Health: Add more fruits and veg to your diet for an overall healthier diet that could result in weight loss, lower blood pressure, lowered cholesterol levels, a clearer highly functioning mental state and vibrant, glowing skin.

Environment: Reduce your carbon footprint by 250 pounds this month.

Food: Expand your palette, and try new foods; but also enjoy the vegan versions of your favourite meals that taste just as decadent and delicious, but are often much better for you overall! This is a foodie adventure!

Compassion: Step away from a diet based on cruelty and really think about where your food is coming from.

Personal Growth: You are in competition with yourself! Strengthen your willpower and take back control of your plate! You decide what to eat, cravings don’t.

How does it work?

The basics: No animal products or bi-products for 30 straight days, including; meat (including poultry), seafood, dairy, eggs or honey.

Next Steps:

  1. Announce that you are participating by commenting on this article, and share your email address, as well as why you have decided to take the challenge.
  2. Use online resources, recipes and meal plans like the ones found on this site to begin meal planning and getting excited about the next 30 days vegan!

I will be sharing some great meal plan ideas, but also check out these:

  1. Share your experiences with the community by sharing and commenting!

I know that the next 30 days are going to be SO much fun! I can’t wait to hear about all of your experiences!!! To get you started I wanted to share with you a quick meal plan for your first day!

vegan brownie batter overnight oats

Breakfast: as soon as you wake up, squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a litre of water and drink before putting anything else into your body. This will aid in quick easy digestion throughout the day. Afterwards, enjoy these Easy Vegan Brownie Batter Overnight Oats that you can prepare the night before, and take with you on the go.

Vegan BLT sandwich recipe

Lunch: Being prepared is the key to a nutritious lunch, instead of eating out on the fly. I always prepare my lunch overnight. This Kale Caesar Salad is a staple in our home, enjoy it alongside a simple but delicious Vegan BLT Sandwich. This meal is guaranteed to keep you pull all afternoon long, but will also give you that boost you need to fight the 2pm lull.

vegan pulled pork recipe

Dinner: Indulge in a crowd favourite with this easy Vegan Pull Pork Sandwich. The jackfruit “meat” in this recipe is shockingly similar to pulled pork in every way. I guarantee you won’t even notice that you’re eating a vegan meal!

vegan fudge recipe

Snacks: This super easy Vegan Fudge is the smartest dessert/snack you will ever have. It uses only 2 ingredients and is as buttery and sweet as any fudge should be. Truly satisfying for those afternoons or evening you are craving something sinfully decadent.


This challenge is entirely free — no payment required. I want to share these tips with you, so that you can make a difference in the world!

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  • Yes please I would love to start on March 1st ❤️

  • Shevon says:

    Yes please

  • I’d like to give it a try.

  • I have already started my 30 day Vegan challenge.. I’m in love already. I haven’t had a headache in 11 days. I have more energy now, I just feel so much better now!!

  • terri sosa says:

    I am in for the 30 day challenge. My goal is to be the healthiest version of myself, and become a full vegan.

  • ArgiroFintikakis says:

    i would love to try this new way of eating.

    • I have already started my 30 day Vegan challenge.. I’m in love already. I haven’t had a headache in 11 days. I have more energy now, I just feel so much better now!!

  • Melissa Moore says:

    Im in

  • Sally says:

    Ready to try challenge

  • Erica jones says:

    I’m in

  • Patricia A Moore says:

    I would like to join your challenge. I’ve been vegan for years but being a little OCD I need the structure of a plan…..and your recipes look amazing!

  • I’m in!

  • Emily a says:

    I’m down for the challenge!

  • I ‘m going to try it and see how much better I am in april – I’ve been wanting to do this but the meal planning kills me !!!

  • Priasa De Leigh says:

    Hello, I want to do the 30 day vegan challenge because I want to give my body a break from dairy and meat. I am debating going vegetarian and want to explore healthier options of eating. My sister is vegetarian and is going to be doing this challenge with me as we are both experiencing the negative effects of being lactose intolerant.

  • Lauren Brown says:

    Want to start this January 1, 2017! Need to detox and give my body a break. Looking forward to it!

  • 🙂 ! me & my James are going this .. 12 days in thus far

  • I watched “What the Health” and decided to try eating vegan before trying a medication to help my chronic eczema. I gave up gluten free more than 3 years ago. Almost 2 weeks eating vegan and I plan to keep trying. Great recipies are always appreciated!

  • Christina says:

    Yes, I want to try it!!!!

  • I am in!! Just now announcing, but actually kicked off day 1 on Mon, July 17th 🙂

  • Hayley says:

    Am going to give this a go! For health and other reasons ????????????

  • Hayley says:

    Ok, lets do this!
    Better late than never! 🙂

  • Kristi says:

    Yes I want to try!! I have been eating vegan for a little over a week and I’m loving it. Hoping to learn new recipes and keep going strong.

  • Stacey says:

    I’d love to give this a try if it’s still available. I’m currently a vegetarian and would like to give a month a vegan a go as I’m noticing just how many recipes and food items contain animal products. I want to make a real effort to change my diet for the better.

  • YES I want to try 🙂

  • Almudena says:

    I want to give this a try to improve my health and help the world ????????

  • I’m so in! I do dairy flushes every now and then so this ought to be fun and challenging! I love a good challenge.

  • I am going to be starting on March 1st as well doing this challenge 🙂 I have been vegetarian for almost a year now and I am so ready to take this challenge! So excited to look at some recipes from you and I will be doing weekly updates on the progress! Thank you so much for this wonderful challenge!

  • I would love to try finally give it a try becaus I want my ideals nad values to match with my plate. I hope I’m not too late to join

  • Today. Is Day 12 of being Vegan! YAY ME!

  • Hey we did the 30 day vegan challenge before we even found you! My husband and I started Jan 1 with the thought of give it 30 days, what the heck…… Well I’ve lost 20 lbs, my husband about the same. His blood sugar still on meds is REGULATED! That hasn’t happened before… is also dropping lower and lower so hopefully start backing off the meds. I feel mentally clearer, have to admit we’re tired, but my husbands is stress, and mine is out of sympathy i guess…lol. Food has been great, made a different recipe every day to try it all and haven’t had a bad meal yet! So glad we found this lifestyle and plan on continuing! If you have any doubts, always remember you can do anything for a season (month) you might just surprise yourself!

  • Eric Alequin says:

    I would love to join the challenge for 2017
    I already on day 2 of green juice cleanse, I am TYPE 2 DIABETIC and trying to get off the poison meds

  • I would like to join the challenge starting off 2017, what should I start off with?

  • I just found your post and I’m MONTHS behind. Wondering when your next challenge will be, thanks ????

  • I just need a plan! And more than other salad. Please no more salad.

  • Challenges are life ! I say yes !

  • thankssss

  • I will be starting the vegan

  • I am doing this challenge! This is awesome.

  • Deanna says:

    Not sure if this is a limited time offer, but I would like to learn more and try this.

  • Jasmine says:

    I am ready for the vegan challenge !

  • Please send me your recipe for your morning ginger shots! Thanks!!

  • Shequita Whiting says:

    I saw Earthlings about 6 months ago. I went cold turkey, it lasted for 5 days. I didn’t have a PLAN. Now here I am 6 months later and we have to go vegan for the sake of my daughter’s health. We took her to the doctor because it appeared she’s hit puberty in her left breast. After checking her out the doctor chalked it up to hormones…in the food. It went quiet (cricket quiet) so for the last 48 hours we’ve been vegan cold turkey but I’m more knowledgeable now then I was 6 mos ago. I’m the cook and my husband said he’s down so keep’em coming Candice and thanks for sharing your experiences and sense of humor. From Cali in the states, help keep me and the fam vegan with an edge, I’m counting on it until I can get it together myslef boo.

  • It’s like you’re on a miiossn to save me time and money!

  • Erika GonzaleZ says:

    I will like to do the 30 day vegan challenge !!!

  • I’ve been vegetarian forever and have been trying to transition to vegan for a few months. This will help!

  • Am I too late for the party? my husband and I are doing this together!!!!! I started doing research like crazy!!

  • I am definitely doing this challenge! I have been expirimenting being vegan the past couple weeks before March which was kind of like a trial and error for me and I had so much energy! If I could feel like that for the rest of my life, this is a game changer for me. So excited!

  • Estefania says:

    yeees!!! i would love to participate, i’ve been wanting to go vegan for a while but im not sure how to start

  • Carleen says:

    I am joining the 30 day Vegan Challenge because I have been a vegetarian for a while now and it’s time to fully commit to being a vegan. Thank you!

  • Yes, I will definitely give this a try. thank you girl.


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