New year, new you? To start 2024 with a bang (and bank some much-needed inspiration), we asked some of our favorite vegan chefs, celebrities, and social media stars about their goals for the New Year. From spreading the plant-based message to focusing on self-care goals, dive into the inspiring commitments they’ve set for the year ahead … and start planning your own.

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1 Tabitha Brown

Emmy-nominated TV host, entrepreneur, and social media personality

I don’t really make resolutions, but I absolutely make intentions to be better than I was the year before. To love harder, to give more, to relax more, and to simply be more present.”

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2 Mena Massoud

Actor, producer, and author of the Evolving Vegan cookbook

My resolution is to set an intention for my food and body before every meal. There’s substantial research now showing that your body processes food differently depending on mood and intention—it’s truly amazing how the mind and body work
in tandem.” 

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3 Daniel Humm

Chef/owner of New York City’s Eleven Madison Park

Coming off of my sub-three Boston marathon time from 2023, my resolution is to break three hours again. I’ve been experimenting with the nutrition that works best for my running, and how to fuel with plants
while training hard.”

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4 Spike Mendelsohn

Top Chef star and co-founder of fast-casual vegan chain PLNT Burger

My resolution is to live in the moment. From managing budding businesses to enjoying my family, it’s time to be real and be delicious.”

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5 Lauren Toyota

TV personality, content creator, and author of the Hot For Food All Day cookbook

I want to make my bed every day, ensure I take as much time as I can for myself (whether that’s exercise, meditation, going for a pedicure or massage—this is important as a mom), and find a hobby that’s different and develops a skill but is something relaxing. I’ll have to let you know what I find!”

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6 Evanice Holz

Chef/owner of Señoreata and winner of Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race

I want to take siestas or naps whenever possible—I picked this up from a trip to Spain this year, where I saw how much a little nap affected my mood, energy, and anxiety levels throughout the day. We’re all part of a toxic work culture that prioritizes max productivity [without] enough time to reset and recalibrate. More naps in 2024!”

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7 Zacchary Bird

Social media personality and author of The Vegan Baker cookbook

In 2024, I plan to suffer fewer fools in my comments section and not waste my time fighting people trying to bring vegan food down when I could spend that energy spreading the joyful news about how good it is.”

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8 Reina Montenegro

Chef/owner of Chef Reina in Brisbane, CA

I want to expand my culinary repertoire as a vegan chef—to explore new flavors, ingredients, and techniques; research global cuisines; and try unique recipes. By continuing to learn and broaden my knowledge, I hope to provide my customers with a diverse and exciting dining experience.”

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9 Toni Okamoto

Author of the Plant-Based on a Budget cookbook and co-host of The Plant-Powered People Podcast

My resolution is to stay focused on helping as many people as possible eat plant-based meals.”

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10 Nick Cutsumpas

TV personality, urban gardener, and author of Plant Coach

My plant-based resolution is to try one new recipe each week. It’s easy to get into the daily habit of making your favorite meals, but nothing keeps my veganism more exciting than experimenting and trying something new.”
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