Veggie burger
You can go vegan without giving up your favorite meals. Get Kathy Freston's list of vegan alternatives.
Instead of spaghetti with meatballs,
Try spaghetti with veggie meatballs (found in the grocer's freezer)

Instead of cream sauces on pasta,
Try low-fat tomato or a vegan pesto

Instead of pizza with sausage,
Try pizza made with Daiya cheese, veggie sausage or mushrooms and a whole grain crust

Instead of chili with meat,
Try chili with three kinds of beans and veggie meat crumbs

Instead of a chicken or beef burrito,
Try a black bean burrito with avocados, tomatoes and vegan sour cream

Instead of stir fry with chicken or beef,
Try stir fry with tofu, veggies and brown rice

Instead of ice cream,
Try non-dairy ice creams made with soy, almond, coconut, hemp or rice milk

Instead of tuna fish,
Try tempeh mixed with vegan mayo and relish

Instead of chicken and mashed potatoes,
Try Gardein chicken and mashed potatoes made with Earth Balance, non-dairy butter and soy milk

Instead of cookies,
Try rice cakes with almond butter and agave nectar drizzled on top

Instead of soda,
Try Zevia soda (sweetened with Stevia) or sparkling water with a touch of cranberry juice

Instead of processed cereals,
Try steel-cut oatmeal with chopped dates, almonds and non-dairy milk, or add raisins, chunky peanut butter, coconut and bananas

Instead of adding sugar,
Try adding fruit

Instead of white bread,
Try rye or pumpernickel

Instead of a ham and cheese sandwich,
Try peanut butter and jelly, or cheesy toast made with soy or tapioca cheeses

Instead of butter,
Try Earth Balance Soy Butter

Instead of meat,
Try tofu or seitan

Instead of sour cream,
Try Tofutti sour cream

Instead of Parmesan cheese,
Try yeast flakes

Instead of butter on your popcorn,
Try truffle salt

FROM: Oprah and 378 Staffers Go Vegan: The One-Week Challenge
Published on February 01, 2011

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