Actress and animal activist, Kate Mara, is known for a lot of things: her beauty, her talent, her luscious head of flowing hair and her sister Rooney. More and more celebrities are talking about their (actual) diets and routines and so is Kate. She recently told Shape that she’s been a vegan for five years. So now, not only is Kate Mara beautiful on the outside, but she’s glowing from the inside as well.

She told Shape Magazine, “I decided to go vegan after reading a book called The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder. It’s about how our bodies are not meant to digest animal products and what we should be eating instead. It made a lot of sense to me. I’ve always had a pretty sensitive stomach, but when I cut animal products out of my diet, I felt so much better.”

Although she hasn’t had animal products for five years, she still craves comfort foods and found it har to give up cheese. Luckily, she didn’t have to.

Mara told Bon Appetit, ” If I could only eat three things forever, they’d probably be Brussels sprouts, truffle fries, and pizza.” She also adores the Beyond Meat Burger because of its authenticity, and vegan cheese more than anything.

“When someone gets mac and cheese, I long for it,” she admitted.

“I thought I’d never taste cheese again, but there are so many amazing vegan options out there now that it’s close,” she said to Bon Appetit.

We couldn’t agree more!

Do you want to eat like Kate Mara?

With recipes from our Food Monster App, you can! Let’s dig into this actresses favorite vegan foods.

‘Honey’ Mustard BBQ Brussels‘Honey’ Mustard BBQ Brussels

Kate loves Brussel sprouts and we do too! This ‘Honey’ Mustard BBQ Brussels packs tons flavor, a hint of sweet, a hint of heat, goes perf with my classic cauliflower wings, puts a modern spin on classic Brussels sprouts! Try these Orange Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate and Hazelnuts for a unique twist. This Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Apples and Chestnuts recipe is perfect for those of you that are still unsure about brussels sprouts.

Rustic Roasted Veggie Pizza With Lentil CrustRustic Roasted Veggie Pizza With Lentil Crust

This Rustic Roasted Veggie Pizza With Lentil Crust is a bit healthier than regular pizza, but ten times more delicious with its crispy crust and healthy, saucy toppings. This 5-Ingredient Pita Pizza is super easy to make and great for quick dinners. It’s topped with chipotle hummus, zucchini, red onion and cherry tomatoes. This Budget-Friendly Quinoa Crust Pizzette is made of a yeast-free crust and topped with quinoa, herbs, salt, and a few drops of lemon.

Baked Eggplant FriesBaked Eggplant Fries

These Baked Eggplant Fries are downright delicious and packed with vitamins. Eggplant is such a versatile vegetable that can be cooked in so many ways, and french fry form is one of our favorites. If you’re into french fries, you’ll absolutely love these Quick and Easy Curly Fries and these Crispy Chickpea Fries. Perfect for dipping!

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

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