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How to eat healthy. An introduction on how to become vegetarian or vegan. Quick and easy meals without meat. A Global Animal exclusive.

The Well-Intentioned Eater: Put A Faux Wing On It

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN) Have you seen the latest KFC promotion on YouTube? The fast food chain is serving up chicken corsages for the prom. Instead of the traditional flowers, the popular YouTube video shows an amorous teen giving his date a fried chicken and baby’s breath wrist corsage that also happens to sub as a late night snack. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: I Heart Lentils

(MEATLESS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPE) My first encounter with lentils was back in the fifth grade when I won a contest guessing how many were in a jar. My prize? Lunch with my teacher Ms. Scribner, but I never did get to try the lentils. My loss. Because then it wouldn’t have taken me so long to discover just how delicious, nutritious, and good they are for my heart. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: High On Hemp Seeds

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RECIPES) Hemp seeds are an amazing superfood! That’s been the buzz for quite some time now, but with all the flaxseeds, protein powders, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds I’ve been eating, I never got around to adding them to anything more than my morning smoothie—until now. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Tasty Buffalo “Wings”

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN) I was looking for something quick and easy to snack on, something that would satisfy my junk food craving without all of the fat and calories. MorningStar Farms Chik’n Nuggets were recommended to me a while back, so I figured I’d give them a try. The only problem was the grocery store was all out. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Mixing It Up With Nature’s Pain Relievers

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN RECIPE) Since starting my quest for a healthier and more compassionate lifestyle, I’ve been drinking lots of smoothies—practically one every morning since I began. I’m eating more fruits and vegetables than I ever have, I feel healthier, and it makes a delicious breakfast. The thing is, I’ve been pretty much having the same thing everyday. I may switch it up a little depending on what I have on hand, but it’s basically some variation of my spinach, kale, blueberry & apple concoction. This week I decided to shake things up a bit. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: St. Patrick Goes Vegan, I’ll Drink To That!

(ANIMAL WELFARE/VEGAN) St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Time to dust off your best green garb, practice your blarney, and stock up on plenty of beer. Although that might be easier said than done if you’re trying to be vegan or vegetarian. I was joking the other day when I said that I don’t need to worry about whether my alcohol is animal friendly or not—but as it turns out, I do. Many beers (and wines for that matter) are made with animal ingredients. Not only in the making of the product, like adding honey and dairy for flavor, but also when filtering the drinks prior to bottling. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: A Step In the Right Direction

(ANIMAL WELFARE/VEGAN CLOTHING) I know I usually talk about food, but this week I decided to branch out a bit. I needed to get my boots repaired and it got me thinking. We all know about the cruelties animals endure for fur fashion, but what about leather? Like Khloe Kardashian and other anti-fur supporters, I never wear fur. There are so many other things I could be wearing instead, and if I really want the look and feel of fur there are plenty of faux options. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Sowing Your Wild Oats

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RECIPES) When I was researching the Olympic athletes and their diets, one food I kept coming across was oats—more specifically oatmeal. I like oatmeal for breakfast, but I always thought I should be eating more protein and less carbs in the morning. So if I’d like something other than my breakfast smoothie, I’d usually cook some eggs with turkey bacon. But as it turns out, the Olympians have a healthier and more compassionate option. — Global Animal

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