How to live kindly?

Goodbye 2018, hello 2019—and veganism? Interest in vegan food is at a high. Bill Nye—you know, the Science Guy—even said, “Plant-based diets are the future.” So if your new year’s resolution is to not support the industries that inhumanely treat and kill billions of animals each year for human consumption, a vegan lifestyle can be a doorway. But set yourself up for success. You can always quit eating animal products cold turkey (no pun intended, friends), but if that sounds overwhelming, slow it down: Commit to eliminating one animal product from your diet per month for a stable transition. Find support if you need structure, such as Davis-based Vegan Outreach. It offers a 10 Weeks to Vegan program to keep you on track. Or nab Dr. Neal Barnard’s new book, The Vegan Starter Kit: Everything You Need to Know About Plant-Based Eating, which includes recipes that don’t require expensive ingredients. Hello, kinder living!