Travelling being a Vegan? Fret not!

Veganism is in these days. Many people are turning vegans these days for many different reasons, but health and cruelty against animals being the two most important.

If you are a vegan and planning to travel soon, there is no reason to give up on travelling for fear of not finding options for a vegan. Vegetarians/Vegans can certainly eat well in all corners of the globe, and no matter how busy or chaotic the holidays are, you don’t need to skip a meal anymore as in the past, because nearly all countries offer delicious vegan meals that will keep you active and healthy on holiday.Ten irresistible vegan meals that prove you should travel to eat deliciously are –

1.       Chennai, India – South India is mostly vegetarian and rice lovers will appreciate the states of Andhra Pradesh and Kerala where they’ll find wonderfully spicy rice dishes and vegetarian thalis (curries, rice and breads).

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2.       Your travels wouldn’t be the same without Spain’s golden brown tapas, but particularly their Patatas Bravas – a delectable snacks of small pieces of fried potatoes served in a spicy tomato sauce.

3.       While in Spain you’ll have to taste their delicious vegetable paella with  saffron-infused rice, tomato, artichokes, bell pepper, and olives.

3.       The Middle East is your place for falafel, fried chickpeas fritters. They can be eaten as a snack and are delicious with a salad and creamy dressing.  Ingredients include chickpeas, onion and garlic, coriander, cumin, chili powder, turmeric, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, chopped cilantro and  parsley.

4.       A delicious soup comes from Portugal. Caldo Verde is a green broth. Delicious, it is nearly always served at special celebrations. Its got potatoes, onions and kale but it can be enjoyed with other vegan ingredients like garlic and even vegan sausage.

5.       Chiang Mai, Thailand – Chiang Mai has close to 100 vegetarian restaurant where you can find delicious hot and sour tom yum soup with fragrant herbs used in the broth. The more  modern soups have mushrooms and topped with a sprinkling of fresh chopped coriander leaves.

  1. You’ll love waking up in China with a vegan Xi Hong Shi Chao Jidan. This is Chinese scrambled eggs with sir fried tomatoes. With eggs, canola oil, garlic, kosher salt and a bit of sugar thrown in, you’ll be tempted to lick your plate clean.
  1. In the United States no trip would be complete without beignet, a treat which dates back to the 18th century. These fried pastries have actually been declared the official state doughnut of Louisiana, and banana is a favorite beignet. Along with ripe bananas, vanilla and almond extract, sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon are added in and fried till golden brown.
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Eating well as a Vegetarian

So we’ve talked in previous posts about the perils of not eating correctly and what it can do to your energy and physical capabilities. I think it’s important to reflect on a style of eating that has been around for thousands of years and yet still remains an option to combat obesity and other diseases such as heart disease. I’ve mentioned before reducing your intake of meat but what about reducing it to zero? I’ve read an article recently about the best ways to eat as a vegetarian for children and adults and how one might go about doing so. What are the nutrients that a vegetarian has to consider in their diet?

Protein, whole grains, vegetables, seeds and nuts, soy protein, iron, vitamin b12, vitamin d, calcium, and zinc.

These are the main things you need to maintain in order to stay healthy and also avoid other junk food because it is definitely easy to get into the habit of eating junk food in replace of meat protein. I think it is important to avoid unhealthy food if you are going to be vegetarian you need to realize why you are doing it as a health benefit partially regardless of your real motivations. Keep this in mind if you do attempt to become vegetarian and please check out this website for more information good diet habits. Especially in the UK where some of the food can be particularly meat heavy. But also a good selection of organic vegetables is available.

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