This World Vegan Day, let's take a hard look at stripped down healthy eating. One that cuts out all kinds of animal produce like meat, fish, chicken, eggs, milk, and even cheese. Over the last few years, 'veganism' has become a common phenomenon. But its not just reserved for the rich and famous anymore. It has trickled down to the common man. One who wants to restrict what he eats to what he can trust.
Veganism is usually adopted for one of two reasons: either it's dietary or ethical. Either way, its a sure shot way to cleanse the mind, body and soul. Animal products are known to be high on saturated fat, cholesterol and are frequently being linked to obesity. On the other hand, plant-based food is cholesterol free, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease. It's no wonder the trend is catching on.
But what about protein, iron and B12? Vegan replacements are slowly, but gradually making their way to market shelves and promise to provide all the necessary proteins
and minerals. If you find this an expensive proposition, there are some other things you can do: replace regular milk
with soya milk, and cottage cheese
If you feel that you don't have the appetite to give up on animal based products for a long period of time, then you could even try it for a day or two. This will help throw off the extra calories
you bulked up on at last night's pot luck dinner
. And if your worry is that vegan food is dull, uncool and boring then think again. We bring to you 5 mind blowing recipes that will change the way you think about vegan food forever.
1. Gajar ka HalwaBy Chef Meenu Nageshwaran
How do you make the perfect Gajar ka Halwa
without having to worry about the 'milk
'? Find out.
2.De-tox Tofu DessertBy Chef Aditya Bal and Chef Devanshi
Don't let the name fool you. This dessert
is real stunner but one that is easy on the calories and is quick and easy.3. Tofu and Cashew Mayonnaise
By Chef Seema Chandra
You'll never believe the magic two unique ingredients can create.4. Falafel with Pita BreadBy Chef Niru Gupta
Go down the Mediterranean
road, in style!
For the latest food news, health tips and recipes, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. 5. Hummus with CorianderBy Chef Aditya Bal
A delicious fusion that complements the perfect bread
basket or a plate of fried snacks