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Fans of professional racing will recognize the name, Lewis Hamilton. Not only is Hamilton a triple Formula One world champion, but the Mercedes driver also revealed on Snapchat that he is “on a mission” to go vegan after watching the popular documentary “What the Health” — and we can totally get behind that mission! Top race car driver Leilani Münter has been proving that being a top-performing race car driver on a vegan diet is doable and badass for some time.

“It’s something I’ve kind of being going towards anyway. I stopped eating red meat two years ago,” Hamilton told reporters, as per the Daily Mail. “I have actually eaten plant-based food for the last two days and it has been amazing. So far I don’t feel like I’m missing out.”

While health is certainly high on his priority list (“I don’t want in 10 or 20 years to have diabetes or catch any of that stuff,” the Daily Mail reports him as saying) he also made the switch to plant-based eating out of concern for Global warming and the environment.

Hamilton’s main concern? He’s been dining on his chef’s plant-based creations ever since making the switch, and is nervous that once he goes home, it’ll be more of a challenge to find satisfying options. But don’t worry Hamilton — that’s where we come in!

Going Plant-Based Doesn’t Have to be Hard!

If you’re inspired by Hamilton’s decision and also want to try incorporating more plant-based meals into your diet — or even want to make the full switch, and eliminate all animal byproducts from your diet — don’t worry. It may sound daunting, but easing into a plant-based lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult. It should be tasty, fun, and flavorful.


This recipe for ‘Meat’ and Potato Stew With Peas has 23 grams of protein per serving and tastes like the ‘real thing’!

Start a new family tradition with this hearty “meat” and potatoes stew by Jamie Bevia! Seitan, carrots, potatoes, and peas are served in a thick, rich gravy. It’s so hearty, you might just have to eat it with a fork. This is perfect for a cold night in, with big chunks of veggies and creamy gravy. Read about how to make perfect seitan here.

Eat for the season and make these Chocolate Pumpkin Energy Bars for lots of energy and autumn flavors.

Crystal Bonnet’s recipe is super easy to make, takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and then is popped in the freezer for a couple of hours. Coating them in chocolate is optional but makes everything better! Using pumpkin seeds is a good alternative to using nuts. These are packed full of magnesium, iron, and natural sugars, so they will give you loads of healthy energy.

You can’t go wrong with avocado, right? These Stuffed Avocado Boats by Kelly Fielding will appeal to all.

This healthy snack is a great way of eating some of your favorite nutritious ingredients all in one delicious, portable avocado bowl! Fill it with some of your favorite dip and then sprinkle on top all of your favorite seasonings, seeds, nuts, and more. Adorable, yummy, and healthy.

We recommend first reading some of our Vegan 101 guides to help. If you’re worried that plant-based eating is expensive, for instance, check out our Budget Friendly Guide; it’ll help you learn how to eat plant-based on $50 a week and gives you 20 Recipes That Show Vegan Food Can Be Affordable, Wholesome, and Sustainable.

We also highly recommend downloading 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: Lewis Hamilton/Facebook