Whether it’s a strict menu from a nutritionist or completely cutting out calories, we often hear or read about celebrities following diets that the rest of us just don’t have time for or, let’s be honest, the motivation for…who wants to eat celery all day every day? Not us!
Staying fit and healthy doesn’t take some crazy diet. It doesn’t mean juicing weird things you’d much rather eat roasted with a little olive oil. It doesn’t mean you have to cook every single meal from scratch with 30 ingredients. Seriously.
Healthy eating is simple – just eat more vegetables – and if you’re looking for some super cool, healthy eating role models, we’ve got the list for you!
Plant-Based Celebrities Wearing the Veggie Love on Their Sleeve
Not every celebrity follows a complex (let’s call them what they are – hard to follow) diet. A large number have started cutting out animal products, and following plant-based diets. Sometimes this means going vegan, other times vegetarian, or sometimes they just pile on extra veggies and reduce the portion size of the meat on their plate. Maybe they’re just trying out Meatless Monday.
Whether you’re jumping on the #ThinkVeggiesFirst bandwagon or just starting to think about eating a few more vegetables at dinner, you’re not alone! Here are some familiar faces who are enjoying some extra green (and orange and yellow!) right along with you:
Liam Hemsworth, well known for his role in The Hunger Games, follows a vegan diet. He says that he started eating vegan for his health, and to help reduce the mistreatment of animals. According to him, there are no negatives to eating a plant-based diet, and he feels positive mentally and physically!
This country singer has dedicated herself to a vegetarian diet to help with the humane treatment of animals. Kellie Pickler has found that replacing sugary, processed snacks with things like nuts, edamame and raw veggies gave her energy and helped keep her full between meals. She also brings her own stove with her on tour to keep up with her healthy plant-based eating!
A vegetarian for 15 years, this Game of Thrones actor knows how to make it while eating plant-based. Recently becoming vegan, Peter Dinklage says that it’s easier than ever to eat plant-based now with the access to farmer’s markets and organic vegetables. He also believes that it’s really less expensive to follow a plant-based diet than eating meat when out at restaurants.
“As if” this Clueless star wouldn’t follow a plant-based diet! Alicia Silverstone has been a vegan since 1998, when she was just 22 years old. She has continued to follow her diet, and has even written two cookbooks chock full of plant-based recipes: “The Kind Mama” and “The Kind Diet.”
Is the secret to a youthful appearance eating a plant-based diet? Jared Leto certainly seems to think so! The Dallas Buyers Club star has been vegan or vegetarian for 20 years. Leto says that eating a plant-based diet and taking care of himself is what keeps him looking young and healthy (and it sure seems to be working!).
Jared Leto isn’t the only one eating plant-based for a youthful look! One Fine Day actress Michelle Pfeiffer says that eating plant-based gives her a youthful glow. She also says that following this diet can help reduce the amount of toxins in your skin and body, helping to keep you looking and feeling healthy!
At 75 years old, The Beatles singer definitely knows his stuff when it comes to eating a vegetarian diet. Paul McCartney has been a vegetarian since 1975, and credits his good health to eating s plant-based diet. He is also a big influence in the “Meat Free Monday” campaign in the UK, which encourages people to eat one meatless meal a week.
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Founder of The Honest Company, Jessica Alba understands what it means to be a thoughtful consumer. While she isn’t a vegan or vegetarian, this mother of three does her best to eat healthy, often with a plant-based smoothie. She is dedicated to helping everyone live a safe and healthy lifestyle that works for them.
While some may say it’s his Spidery superpowers keeping him young and healthy, this Spider-Man star is actually a long time vegetarian. Tobey Maguire has been a vegetarian since 1992, at the age of 17. He continues to follow this diet, eating almost no animal products at all.
This busy actress, neuroscientist, and mother of two knows that eating plant-based is important. Even with her busy lifestyle, Mayim Bialik follows a vegan diet, eating no animal products, and has even published a plant-based cookbook: “Mayim’s Vegan Table.” She and her family follow this plant-based diet for their health and happiness!
Eating Plant-Based with Ease
If you grew up in the meat and potatoes club like so many of us Millennials did, thinking about swapping some of the meat on your plate for veggies can be a little daunting. It may be that you’re not sure what foods to buy, or how to prepare them. Or maybe you just can’t give up cheese or bacon… But eating plant-based doesn’t mean you have to change your whole life!
Here at Tommy’s, we make it easy to find and try out healthy options. Each of our products offers simple cooking instructions so you can give plant-based eating a try without having to keep lots of fresh vegetables on hand or spend hours cooking. Just pick up a bag next time you’re at the grocery store and see for yourself!
Whether it’s 1 or 21 meals a week, trying a plant-based diet is for anyone! Want some extra motivation? Tag us @TommysSuperfoods on Instagram with photos of your #ThinkVeggiesFirst meals and we’ll cheer you on, one vegetable medley at a time.
Have you used our products in your plant-based diet? Leave us a comment and let us know your favorite ways to use Tommy’s to follow your diet!