If you don't eat meat and are on the lookout for vegetarian resources that won't break the bank, look no further than this list of websites where you can sign up to receive vegetarian recipes, booklets, and stickers at no cost.
01 of 08
For many vegans and vegetarians, the decision not to eat meat isn't just a dietary decision but also a moral calling. If you've gone vegan or vegetarian because you're an animal rights activist, you can spread the word about your cause with this free bumper sticker from the fabulous vegetarian group Compassion Over Killing. It simply says, "TryVeg." The sticker also includes a brief message to persuade the unconverted why they should consider vegetarianism.
02 of 08
If you're new to veganism or vegetarianism, you may still be trying to maneuver cooking without meat. But it's important that you eat balanced, nutritious meals to compensate for the protein deficit you'll experience by eating solely vegetarian. Female vegetarians, in particular, are prone to developing medical problems such as anemia. Use this free recipe booklet from the Humane Society of the United States to familiarize yourself with vegetarian cooking. The Humane Society's... "Guide to Meat-Free Meals" contains a variety of recipes, including entrees, desserts, soups, and snacks, as well as information about the health benefits of going vegetarian.
You can receive the guide by mail or download the PDF version.
03 of 08
If you have little vegetarians in your life, present them with this series of vegetarian comic books. They are unbelievably cute!
A rescued chicken talks life on the farm, and other animals tell the tales (pun intended!) of their respective lives. There are four different comics in the series, and each one features a lovable animal protagonist. This is a great way to help kids develop empathy for animals.
04 of 08
Vegetarian food manufacturer Tofurky provides free recipes, such as this one for Tofurky roast with chipotle maple glaze, on its website. Other recipes include orange-glazed Tofurky roast and holiday roast with caramelized onions and cherries.
Tofurky also provides articles about meat-free living, including pieces on soothing foods, back-to-school meals, and profiles of its executives.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Learn how to cut meat and dairy products out of your life with this vegan starter kit from PETA. It includes information about where to eat out, what to make, food to buy and lots of vegan recipes.
06 of 08
Order a collection of free stickers from PETA's youth outreach arm, PETA2.com. One sticker, for example, shows a chicken declaring, "I am not a nugget!" Another shows a frog and the statement, "I choose not to dissect." These messages are a good way for students to get their vegetarian beliefs across in a non-confrontational manner.
07 of 08
You can visit PETA's website to watch a complimentary video of "Meet Your Meat," narrated by the unmistakable voice of Alec Baldwin. Use it to learn all about the animals used for food in the modern, industrialized farming system.
08 of 08
PETA offers kids a free subscription to its magazine Grr! The magazine is published quarterly, so you may need to wait a bit before receiving your first issue.