Who Said Being Vegetarian/Vegan Had to Be Boring?
While being vegetarian or vegan is certainly not for everyone, we can promise that being a plant-based eater is not nearly as boring as some might think. Today we’re busting some of the most common misconceptions and myths around being vegetarian and vegan.
Vegetarians and Vegans Can’t Eat Anything!
Ever wonder what vegetarians and vegans eat? The answer is quite a lot of different foods! Just because we can’t consume animals or animal products, doesn’t mean we’re eating salads for every meal. Check out this amazing recipe for Stuffed Vegan Chili Cheese dog Bites or this recipe for Cauliflower Tacos with Yum Yum Sauce if you don’t believe us!
It’s impossible to eat out
The number of vegans in the US has more than quadrupled in recent years, and restaurants big and small are taking notice by adding meatless options to their menus to accommodate a variety of dietary preferences. Despite all the controversy around Starbucks these days, we can’t deny that their Impossible Breakfast Sandwich is by far the best plant-based offering from big-chain restaurants. Dining out as a vegetarian or vegan has never been easier, and it’s only getting better!
If you don’t eat meat then you have a protein deficiency
Ever heard of tofu? How about beans, lentils, or avocados? Newsflash! Meat isn’t the only food group that provides the much-needed protein our bodies need to grow and thrive. Despite popular misconception, it’s been repeatedly proven that plants have the ability to fully nurture our bodies. Check out this protein-packed recipe for Seedy Arepas with Black Beans and Avocado.
Vegetarians and Vegans are missing out
Meat substitutes, dairy-free cheese, sour cream and more are on the rise. It feels like new plant-based brands are popping up left and right! We won’t lie, finding a good substitute for cheese is a bit trickier than some other foods, but Violife has such an amazingly delicious dairy-free line of cheese that FOMO feels like a thing of the past. If you’re tired of tofu scramble, try JUST Egg. Even if you’re not a plant-based eater, it’s hard not to feel good about these plant-made eggs, which have 69% less saturated fat than a chicken egg.
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