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?
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).
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!