Any diet that lets you eat Oreo cookies has our royal seal of approval.
Imagine a diet with roasted sweet potatoes drizzled with olive oil, or a hearty black-eyed pea chili with carrots, corn, and all your favorite veggies. How about spicy Cajun rice with stewed tomatoes and okra. Sign us up.
All this and a whole world of the occasional indulgence—Oreo cookies! Tater Tots! Ritz Crackers!—can be yours if you sign up for the go-to dietary regime of Ms.Meghan Markle: Eating (mostly) vegan. Indeed, the actress and fiancée to Prince Harry maintains a vegan diet on weekdays, choosing to abstain from animal products Monday through Friday, reports the Portland Press Herald.
While the thought of going sans meat, fish, eggs, and dairy may seem daunting at first, many converts of the diet are delighted to learn there’s a tasty substitute for nearly everything under the sun. Vegan mac and cheese? Check. Vegan chicken and waffles? You betchya. Vegan buttermilk biscuits? But of course. Ben and Jerry’s even has vegan ice cream pints (hello, dairy-free Chunky Monkey). And if you grow tired of waffle fries at Chick-fil-A, a veggie or sofritas burrito loaded with guac, corn, and salsa at Chipotle, and hash browns smothered and peppered at Waffle House, check out an extensive list of more vegan quick food offerings here.
When you feel like cooking, there’s also no shortage of blogs, cookbooks, and magazines that provide you with simple and simple-to-make recipes. For those who dread an inflated grocery bill, trust us when we say it will shrink and the bulk aisle bins will quickly become your best friends. (For some further inspiration, check out the book Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day: A Game Plot for the Budget Conscious Cook). If you’re into cooking with meal kits, try The Purple Carrot or Sun Basket’s vegan menu. For pre-made plant-based meals delivered to your door, there’s Sakara.
As for that perfect vegan scone recipe? Well, the 1,910,000 Google results should help you on that front. And if your scone craves a spot of genuine clotted cream, that’s what we believe Ms. Markle would happily answer “that’s what Saturdays and Sundays are for.”
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