There are a number of reasons, each as important as the next, to consider adopting a vegan diet. From environmental concerns to moral objections to the well-documented health benefits, eliminating meat and dairy products from your diet is guaranteed to make your heart and your conscience happy. Drummer of Nashville band Relient K, proud companion to a household of rescued animals, and vegan food aficionado Ethan Luck shares his tips for going vegan and enjoying it to the fullest!

No matter your personal reasons for embracing a cruelty-free vegan or vegetarian diet, we can all agree on this: Vegan food is awesome! Instead of focusing on what you can’t eat, open your appetite to all the delicious, nutritious foods you never knew existed. Kale, anyone? That’s exactly what Ethan did when he started up a blog with his wife, Kalle, and a few vegan friends, including perennial Sexiest Vegetarian vote-getter Mindy White. Ethan and friends share tasty recipes, tips for eating vegan on the cheap, and even take turns trying out their kitchen creations by hosting dinner parties. What better way to encourage friends and family members to give a meat-free diet a chance than by indulging in your favorite cruelty-free cuisines together? Check out Ethan’s blog, Meat Free From Tennessee, and watch his interview below to get inspired about veganism.

If you’re ready to get healthy, reduce your carbon footprint, and save the lives of more than 100 animals every year, click here to give veganism a try!