Vegetarian Food

Close your eyes for a second and visualize a plate of vegetarian food.
What did you see?
Did you see tofu?

Did you see chunks of mechanically separated soy products that have been shaped to look like meat, or made to smell like meat?

Did you see dark unrecognizable soy pellets that have been cooked in salted sauces to trick the brain that you’re eating meat?

Did you see that ad where the Eagles fan accidentally ate a quinoa veggie burger before the last game, and the team won so now he must decide if eating something that tastes like a dirty old tree branch is worth the win.

Dirty old tree branch? That’s what people think vegetarian food tastes like? If you’ve never seen the ad, click here to watch the YouTube video

Bottom line, when you visualized vegetarian food, did you see something that looked delicious and appetizing? Or healthy? Or not?

Vegetarian food can be as creative as you make it. It can be as healthy as you make it, or as unhealthy as you allow it. Yes, eating French fries or bagged potato chips is technically vegetarian but you could also make some healthy beet chips instead.
Here are some tasty vegetarian options that have nothing to do with “mechanically separated soy”
Visit Pinterest food boards for even more options. Do some research then go eat something nutrition and delicious.
All in a bid to a Eat Right, Live Right, RUNWRIGHT!

What comes to mind when you think about vegetarian food?

What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts as well.

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