You Don’t Have to Be Vegan to Enjoy Vegan Foods

 

There is a common misconception among non-vegans that vegan food is not “real” food.  If you are not vegan, I am sure that there are some food items that you eat that are, indeed, vegan.  Do you snack on hummus, chips and salsa and/or eat a banana with your breakfast? One thing for certain is that you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy vegan foods.

The nutritional content of healthy vegan foods by far outweighs those foods that are not.  Even if you do not want to stick to a vegan diet, your body will thank you if you can substitute your menu with a few vegan meals each week.  Besides improving your weight management, some pros of choosing to eat vegan a few times a week includes: lowering your cholesterol and lowering your risk of having diabetes, strokes, heart disease and some cancers.  By reducing your meat intake, substituting proteins and by filling your plate with vegetables and fruits, you can have many of the same health benefits of a vegan diet.

In order to acquire some significant and positive health changes, consider some substitute meal ideas:

  • Breakfast:  Instead of bacon and eggs, try a steel-cut oatmeal topped with fresh fruits and nuts and/or a whole grain muffin spread with almond butter.
  • Lunch:  Instead of potato chips and a sandwich filled with meat and cheese, try a whole wheat burrito with beans, avocados and tomatoes, coupled with a vegetable soup.
  • Dinner:  Instead of spaghetti and meatballs, try penne pasta with a little bit of olive oil, garlic, spinach and eggplant.  You can also add a vegan meat substitute for additional protein.
  • Snacks:  Try a fruit or green smoothie, packed with vitamins and minerals. Also, think about snacking on apples topped with nut butter and/or carrot sticks and hummus.
  • Desserts:  In place of cookies or candies, find a good trail-mix filled with a variety of nuts, dark chocolate bits, raisins and coconut flakes.
  • As an alternative to sugar filled sodas and high-fructose corn syrup fruit juices, substitute with sparkling water or a tall glass of unsweetened tea.

Remember that eating vegan food is just as satisfying and just as filling as what some nonvegans deem as “real” food.  Not only that, if you eat more of your calories from healthier food sources, you will find yourself feeling lighter with more energy and endurance.  Further, if you eat vegan a few times a week, consciously you will feel better knowing that you are supplying your body with natural, whole foods.

It is a personal choice if you are trying to eat vegan based upon particular philosophical beliefs; however, eating vegan for health does not necessarily mean that you are consciously trying to take a stand against animal cruelty practices.  Many people choose to eat vegan or choose to substitute a few meals with vegan foods simply because it makes their body feel better.

Finding meat and dairy meal substitutes can be a simple and delicious task.  In the end, it is all about finding out what you love about your regular food cravings and motivating yourself to make positive food choices that will benefit your body and your health.

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Live with love!

John Thompson

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