Vegan diets can be the strictest of the vegetarian diets simply because any product related to an animal is not considered acceptable. For most this includes cheese, any type of dairy, eggs, and even butter or lard. Many wonder what can actually be eaten on a vegan diet, and the answer is simple, anything that grows from the ground is all clear for a vegan diet.
Eating Out Vegan Style
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There are many vegan restaurants available today to cater to those that have a vegan diet. For those that are unable to find such a place, most menus offer a section reserved just for this type of diet. The choices offered look like they should be on a regular menu, but are just using a soy replacement instead of meat or an animal product. Many of the choices available include:
1. Tofu topped salads that include almonds, cranberries, shoestring carrots and Romano lettuce, then dressed with a vinaigrette dressing. This salad is perfect for those that are being weight conscious as well. The tofu is the perfect substitute for meat, and provides a filling and tasteful substance that compliments any meal.
2. Stews, chili, or ground beef alternatives are made with beans, soy, or juices. Beats, potato starches, and other such flavors offer a great alternative to regular sauces used for cooking.
3. Vegan desserts are tasty and delightful. Chocolate is made with soy milk instead of cow milk, giving the substance a creamier and richer texture that is optimal for glazes and use with fruit.