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Breakfast and Brunch

Eating breakfast or brunch out? Try a bowl of grits or oatmeal, hash browns, a bagel or toast with jelly, or a fruit cup. For breakfast or brunch at home, try these ideas:

  • Make a decadent breakfast of vegan French Toast.
  • Make Home Fries by frying up some sliced boiled potatoes, chopped onions, and spices. Serve them with soy bacon or sausage (try Lightlife Gimme Lean or Boca brands).
  • Smother a toasted bagel with Tofutti brand Better Than Cream Cheese or soy margarine and fruit jam.
  • To satisfy your morning sweet tooth, try our Blueberry-Banana Muffins With Crumb Topping or Yummy Berry Muffins.
  • You can find vegan cereal anywhere—just serve it with chilled soy or rice milk instead of cow’s milk!
  • Check packages of pancake and waffle mixes—many, like Bisquick, are vegan—and just add soy or rice milk instead of cow’s milk (Silk brand soy milk is available everywhere). If the recipe calls for eggs, try an egg replacer instead. You can also buy frozen waffles (Van’s makes vegan frozen waffles) or whip up your own waffles from scratch.
  • In a hurry? Grab a cup of WholeSoy yogurt and a banana. WholeSoy comes in several delicious flavors, including raspberry, lemon, peach, blueberry, strawberry, vanilla, and more!
  • Some Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts (without icing) are vegan, as are Pepperidge Farm’s apple and cherry turnovers.
  • Eggs are cholesterol bombs and come from an extremely cruel industry, so try Tofu Scramble instead for a delicious, hearty breakfast.
  • Many stores carry English muffins that are vegan (check the store brand). They make a great breakfast sandwich when paired with Lightlife’s tempeh bacon and a slice of soy cheese.


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  • Morgan says:

    I have been trying to make the transition and due to quite a few food allergies which are almost all protein related I have trouble getting enough protein to sustain myself past a week or two. My favorite breakfast is vegan pumpkin pancakes.

  • taylor rhea says:

    Gage, I love you comment! That’s wonderful that you raise hens. Such a good idea. Just had to say that.

  • Gabby says:

    i pledge to become vegan. this is new any advice? helpful hints

  • Carol says:

    I am also Type 2 Diabetic and it would be helpful if total carbs were listed with your recipes.

  • Miranda says:

    I have type 2 diabetes & would like to become vegetarian, possibly vegan. However, due to my condition, I can’t eat a lot of carbs or sugar. So, help! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • Amber says:

    I agree with Karyn & Callie!

  • amanda says:

    I am also gluten intollerant so I am challenged to find recipes that satisfy both…

  • callie says:

    i would definitely love to hear how to spend less, or cook for yourself when being the only vegetarian in the family.

  • Gage says:

    I still do cheese local farmer and I eat eggs but have 7 chickens as backyard pets. LOvE them, I call them The Girls. Only eggs I eat are from backyard.

  • karyn says:

    but it is all so expensive! would love tips for budget vegan living!

  • ezekeil says:

    I would really like some true healthy ideas and options…I am in the process of trying to switch my family to vegan/vegetarian but as I am doing my research every recipe seems to have fake meat, fake dairy, packaged or processed junk….and also soy isn’t even good for you – read up on it – so I am left trying to find healthy recipes before I make the full switch or my kids will starve LOL!!

  • Mary shimshea says:

    speaking of cruelty, I live in Pennsylvania. Home of puppy-mills and dog fighting. there has GOT to be aw ay to help these poor dogs ibn either situation

  • Eric says:

    @ Aikatereni. Although I definitely do not agree with the actions of Michael Vick, I must say that the man at this point should allow to live his normal life. His money or eating situation has nothing to do with the actions which came from a dark heart. He was cruel to these animals. But really, he served his time in prison for it just like any other criminal. I don’t understand why that is not good enough for many people. What is the justice system in place for? The reason I say this is because as a youth, one could commit a senseless crime. However, marked a felon, he or she will have to live with that “mark” for life. We can never see the transition of a man’s heart except by his fruit which he produces. Now, lets just sit and wait to see his fruits. (Not monetary either). Why would Peta be responsible for anything other than what they already do? Just a thought.

  • Ashley-P says:

    Hey Myssd23, I’m not sure how old your son is, but I would advise not to use Lactaid or soy unnecessarily because there is no substitute for mothers milk in infants. If your son is of an age where you find it appropriate to begin weening him off of breast milk, there are many options including soy, almond, hemp, and rice milk products. Check out this link for some product recommendations:

  • Myssd23 says:

    What about for the kids. I have two children under 2. My son currently drinks lactaid milk is this acceptable or should i switch him to soy?

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  • Aikaterini Drakaki-Peterson says:

    I would like to know:
    How did Peta reacted on the news of Vick Michael returning to NFL and also giving money to Eagles for accepting him back??? Should people like him get back in the industry by earning it??? Are they telling him you are not a criminal??? It is ok now you served and you are forgiven???? I can not sleep thinking what he did to dogs and now he is making millions. He should give to Animals 3/4 of his pay check for 5 years!!! not to say that he should eat in a shelter while his pay check goes to animals. Eating in a shelter with real people is not right. What is Peta doing about him???

  • Courtney in IL says:

    I agree with Sam. I’ve never liked fake meats or fake diary products and I hate recipes that use them. There’s got to be some other way.

  • Sam says:

    Everything revolves around the fake meat products and soy milk. What if one finds all of that to be gross? I need more options that are fake meatless and fake dairy. I’m sure there are picky eaters out there like me. I’ve tried to fake cheese and tofu. I can’t make it work for me.

  • Laura in Taos says:

    Not a single mention of healthy oatmeal with bananas & cinnamon; or a bowl of berries, or half a grapefruit and a slice of whole grain bread. The suggestions have a lot of processed foods; not particularly healthy.

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