It's Not Too Late to Reap the Rewards of a Vegetarian New Year's Resolution

allisons_cupcake.jpgHelping animals, protecting the planet and improving personal health are all good reasons to pledge to go vegetarian in 2012, but if you could use a little extra motivation, MFA is sweetening the pot with vegan marshmallows, cupcakes, chocolates, cosmetics, books, and more.

In addition to receiving great tips, delicious recipes and friendly encouragement, everyone who takes MFA's 2012 Vegetarian Resolution will be entered to win cool prizes every month they stick with their pledge.

Along with a year's subscription to VegNews magazine, monthly winners will receive:

January: A gift package from best-selling vegan cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz, including a signed copy of Veganomicon and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, along with a handmade apron and t-shirt.

February: 100% vegan marshmallows from Sweet & Sara. These tempting morsels of edible bliss are rich, creamy, and incredibly divine - makes you wonder how you've gone this long without them.

March: Stylish and cruelty-free Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics gift pack - a popular brand of vegan cosmetics that, until recently, was only available for professional makeup artists.

April: Decadent, animal-friendly makeup from Urban Decay Cosmetics - beauty with an edge... feminine, a little dangerous, and a lot of fun.

May: Ethically Engineered vegan soaps, moisturizers, or hair products - pure products for a pure planet.

June: $50 gift certificate to Herbivore Clothing Company for hip shirts, bags, wallets, and more. What more is there to say? Herbivore is one of the coolest clothing companies in the world.

July: A free dvd copy of Forks Over Knives - the powerful new documentary film that examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

August: A stylish and practical MFA logo messenger bag and t-shirt. Now you can promote mercy and compassion for animals everywhere you go.

September: A designer wristlet purse from ellu. ellu handbags are vibrant, brave, original... as is the ellu woman.

October: A free copy of Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World - a step-by-step practical guide for "leaning into veganism" by New York Times best-selling author and renowned wellness expert Kathy Freston.

November: An Obsessive Confection Disorder gift basket - kinder, gentler sweets born out of the desire to share a lifelong passion for satisfying the proverbial sweet tooth, with uncompromising commitment to doing so cruelty free.

December: $75 gift certificate for Allison's Gourmet -- award-winning vegan baked goods with organic ingredients for the environment and your taste buds.

Make your 2012 Vegetarian Resolution today! If you are already vegetarian, please share this page with your non-vegetarian friends and family.