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On-Screen Veg: The Top Ten Plant-Powered TV and Movie Characters

Now, I've heard a lot of fascinating stories from the real people I met when I was writing The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian, not to mention the many teen vegetarians (present and former!) that I’ve encountered since. But fictional VegHeads are interesting for a whole other reason—writers are using vegetarianism as a tool to create a story around their character. So what does making a character meat-free actually say about them?

[New product alert!] neat—a healthy replacement for meat

As an advocate for plant-powered teenagers, I’m always on the lookout for nutritious and amazing-tasting foods that are also convenient. So I was super excited when I heard about Neat, a new product whose producers call it “a healthy replacement for meat” (after checking it out, I couldn’t agree more).

What's Better than The Better Show?

Big day here at SmartGirlVeg HQ—we’re on national TV! We had a blast filming two cooking segments for The Better Show (if you’re not sure where it’s on by you, check local listings).

Veggie Vocab Words: Reducetarian and Veganuary

The @SmartGirlVeg Twitter feed is buzzing with two newly introduced words that every veghead may want to consider adding to their lexicon. What they are, and how you might want to use them in 2015.

[New product alert!] Field Roast Chao Slices, a.k.a. vegan cheese

Boy do people love their cheese. Have you ever noticed how otherwise rational human beings swoon and get starry eyed at the mere mention of the food? For many of the people I meet who stop eating dairy products, giving up cheese is one of the hardest parts. But with a new vegan option, the idea going cheese-less doesn't have to scare you any more!

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