Melina suggests trying new foods throughout the month to keep your taste buds excited. For example, you may want to start replacing your red meats with a serving of beans, but that's just one type of legume you can choose from. You also have peas, lentils, chickpeas, and all the different colors of beans—black, white, red, speckled, etc.
The other good thing about stocking up on legumes is that they are cheap and have a very long shelf life. If you're feeling adventurous enough, you can buy a whole variety of them and, as long as you store them in sealed containers and in a dry place, you can have them in your pantry for the entirety of No Red October and beyond.