NMA Radio: The Best Resources for New Vegans


As a vegan or vegetarian, it’s easy to feel like an outsider, like you’re going at it alone. But here’s the thing … you’re not.

There’s a massive community, No Meat Athlete included, and countless resources at your fingertips.

Today’s episode is part 1 of a two-part resource guide series, and we kick it off by sharing some of our favorite resources for new vegetarians and vegans. We cover our favorite tools to get you motivated, educated, and inspired, plus a number of avenues for tapping into the growing community online and in the real world.

Don’t have time to listen to the episode? Check out the list of resources below.

Here’s just some of what we talk about in this episode:

  • Eye-opening vegan documentaries
  • Podcasts worthy of your subscription
  • Our favorite books about plant-based nutrition
  • Go-to vegan cookbooks
  • Simple (and free) ways to engage with the community
  • The websites and apps that will make your life easier

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  1. Oh man I loved this! So many resources, great job guys:) As a new podcaster I loved your intro, what a good idea. And I’m gonna check out World Vegetarian.

  2. Solid list, Matt. I recommend many of these same resources! Finding Ultra and Eat and Run are pretty much the reason I went vegan — and the Oh She Glows cookbook is an amazing resource for people of all dietary needs.

    One website I’ve been using a lot lately for recipes is Minimalist Baker, as I usually have on-hand what the recipes require (this morning I made her French Toast!)

    Also — Farm Sanctuaries are not resources but I’ve found them to be very orienting for vegans who reach the “why am I continuing to do something that can at times be so difficult” stage.

  3. Hi Matt,

    I just signed up for my first half in the spring and can’t wait to get started! I love listening to your podcasts on my commute.


  4. Pat Whitley says:

    It would be nice if you could actually take time to PRONOUNCE names and Titles clearly. Just because it’s all familiar to you, doesn’t mean it is to everybody. Rich Roll, Broll?????? who???

  5. That was great stuff

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