Another day, another high-profile celebrity talking about plant-based diets.
Over the past month, we’ve seen a surge of awesome celebrities taking the initiative to switch their eating habits and begin following a vegan diet — and we’ve been so proud! The latest public figure to announce their interest in plant-based eating is Los Angeles quarterback Cardale Jones.
‘Thinking about going vegan,’ Jones tweeted on September 18.
First things first, we want to express our support for Cardale. The reactions to his tweet ranged from supremely positive (“There are some high-performance vegan athletes. You’ll burn cleaner and feel great. Takes a minute to adjust but you live in the right place,” one person replied) to concerned (“You’re a professional athlete. You need as much lean protein as you can get,” wrote Bo Anderson) but the truth is it’s easy to find adequate protein sources.
Need proof? Take a look at these 10 Vegan Athletes That Prove You Don’t Need Meat to Compete or feast your eyes on these 25 Delicious Vegan Sources of Protein.
Tom Brady is plant-based, after all. And don’t forget Kendrick Farris, team USA’s only male weightlifter at the Rio Olympics, or Hulda B. Waage, an Icelandic vegan powerlifter who not only won a championship trophy but also broke a new national record in 2016.
Congratulations! A delicious world of sustainable food awaits you.
If you’re holding back on trying more plant-based foods because you’re afraid to give up the flavors you love, don’t sweat it. Here are 5 Tips to Make Meatless Food Taste Meaty. Just check out the recipe for the BBQ Seitan Ribs With Homemade Barbecue Sauce by Veganize It! above.
And don’t fear vegetables; embrace them! With the right know-how, you can transform all kinds of plants into satisfying staples. Here are 10 Vegetables That Can Substitute for Meat. If you’re still dealing with cravings, see Missing Meat: How to Battle Those Cravings in a Meat-Free Way and A Guide to Understanding Food Cravings.
Remember, the key to any good food is seasoning; here’s a guide on How to Stock Up Your Spice Cabinet for Delicious Vegan Cooking. Believe us, the right combination of spices will elevate your dish from so-so to out-of-this-world delicious. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to know the recipes for 10 Awesome BBQ Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades either.
If you still find yourself wanting to read more about protein, this Simple Guide to Meeting Your Protein Needs When You Give Up Meat is a helpful tool.
There you go! You’re all set for success. For more recipes, make sure you download our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!
Lead image source: Cardale Jones/Facebook