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United States Department of Agriculture - checking food's nutrient values

This interface allows simple searches. Enter up to 5 keywords which best describe your food item, Select a Food Group and press enter.

starter guide (Veganoutreach) - PDF

Recipes and Cooking Tips, How to Stay Healthy, Resources, Faq, and more

starter kit (PETA) - PDF

Leading health experts agree that a vegetarian diet provides optimal nutrition for both children and adults. The largest nutritional and medical organizations, including the American Dietetic Association, confirm that balanced plant-based diets are healthier than diets that include meat.

Why veg?

Provides an overview of arguments for switching from an animal-centered to a plant-based diet.

Your health is in your hands

Vegetarians are healthier than meat eaters and live years longer than the general population. No argument, no dispute - these are the simple facts - although you'd be excused for having doubts if you rely on the daily press for your health info.

Your Health - Eating for Life

Some people ignore dietary advice to cut back on or cut out animal products, perhaps hoping that a ?magic pill? will come along that will make their illnesses go away. Common sense tells us that prevention is the best medicine. More and more people are finding wonderful ways to tempt their taste buds without tempting fate.

Vegan children: healthy and happy

Children raised as vegans?who consume no animal products, including meat, eggs, and dairy products-can derive all the nutrients essential for optimum health from plant-based sources.

Veganism and the issue of protein

Can the vegan diet provide adequate protein for sound human health? Absolutely. Unlike animal protein, plant-based protein sources contain healthy fiber and complex carbohydrates. Animal products are often high in artery-clogging cholesterol and saturated fat, and the consumption of animal protein has been linked to some types of cancer. There?s no need to eat animal products to maintain good health, as a quick study of the facts about plant protein and nutrition shows.

Recipes

Meat replacements

Don't know what to use in place of meat in your favorite recipes? There are now widely available alternatives to just about every type of meat, including chicken-, pork-, fish-, and beef-style products.

Milk replacements

For every dairy product, there is a cruelty-free alternative. In addition to being more humane than cow's milk, soy-, rice-, and nut-based milks and cheeses are generally lower in fat and calories and contain no cholesterol.

Egg replacements

There are plenty of egg substitutes available for baking or preparing a dish that calls for eggs. Ener-G Egg Replacer is a reliable egg substitute for use in baking. It is available at health food stores and most grocery stores.

Vegan menus

Do you consider yourself "culinarily challenged"? Well, no worries! PETA's chefs have created sample vegan menus featuring simple, easy recipes that anyone can follow-no cookbooks or creativity required! So, whether you're a new vegan looking for a simple starter plan or you want to drop a few pounds before swimsuit season, our menus are perfect!

Recipes

Going veggie means opening up your kitchen to a more exciting eating experience, experimenting with world cuisines that aren't centred on meat.

More recipes

hundreds of vegan recipes from the Vegan Chef site