While they might not be vegan themselves, Beyoncé and Jay Z’s vegan diet challenge, has turned plenty of heads, and there are few heads more recognizable than comedian, talk show, and Family Feud host Steve Harvey. Harvey has struggled with weight management, and has made plenty of changes to his body over the years, but in a recent taping of his talk show Steve, Harvey revealed the most recent lifestyle change: A plant-based diet.

Harvey discussed the positive effects of his lifestyle change with 22 Days Nutrition founder and fitness trainer Marco Borges. Borges’ eating plan was made famous by hip-hop power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z, who famously offered a chance for lifetime concert tickets for anyone willing to make the the transition. Harvey revealed that he has been living the plant-based life since January 4th, and related, and discussed the positive effects of vegan eating with the fitness guru.


“I have the cholesterol levels of an infant. My cholesterol numbers are lower than my cardiologist numbers,” said Harvey. “You can eat your way healthy, you are what you eat.”

Harvey hasn’t always been a fan of vegan eating. In a 2017 clip, Harvey joked that he didn’t want anything to do with the plant-based way of life, despite his three children becoming vegans themselves. Of course, like so many vegan dads before him, the influence of a vegan child is hard to resist.

Now, Harvey is using his unique skills and showmanship to convert others to a healthier way of life. During the taping, Harvey brought out a huge plate of BBQ cauliflower. He asked a young man in the audience to try it, and after a few samples, the taste-tester walked off the stage with the entire platter. Yum!

Heart-Healthy Recipes 

If you too want the cholesterol of an infant, try these heart-friendly recipes, courtesy of the Food Monster App.


Smoky Sweet Potato Bisque

Smoky Sweet Potato Bisque

Source: Smoky Sweet Potato Bisque

You don’t need cream to make a rich and creamy bisque — in fact, Susan Edelman‘s dairy-free Smoky Sweet Potato Bisquedoesn’t even include coconut cream. Sweet potatoes are cooked until tender and then blended with sautéed onions, non-dairy milk, and plenty of spices that’ll bring the heat and keep you warm. Serve with a dollop of cool coconut sour cream and crackers for dipping.

2. Sweet Potato and Chickpea Coconut Curry

Sweet potato and chickpea coconut curry

Source: Sweet Potato and Chickpea Coconut Curry

Dana Sandonato‘s Sweet Potato and Chickpea Coconut Curry is crunchy, creamy and delicious. The dish combines an excellent blend of spices and fresh ingredients to bring together a curry that is savory and well balanced. The cashews are a perfect crunchy counterpart to the tender sweet potatoes.


3. Swedish Mushroom Meatballs

Swedish Mushroom Meatballs

Source: Swedish Mushroom Meatballs

Making the perfect veggie meatball is an art and the secret is seasoning. These Swedish Mushroom Meatballs by the Cruelty Free Family are blended with fragrant onions, garlic, nutritional yeast for cheesiness, Sriracha, savory liquid aminos, and a few other spices. After being formed and baked until crispy, these meatballs are tossed in a creamy cashew sauce which tastes amazing over mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice.

We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes and they help you stay healthy during the holidays! For more recipes, download our Food Monster App where we have over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes.

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