No not really! But that is the impression that lots of people have about a plant based diet. Really, that couldn't be further from the truth. Sure, I eat lots of fruit and veggies (and psst you should too) but I did that before. But did you know that Fritos are vegan? And Oreos? Hey I never said that everything vegan was healthy! There are some things you think wouldn't be vegan, that are, such as Manwich, Baco-s, Bisquick and Ritz Crackers (what makes them buttery then??) Here's a link to some other products - Foods that you wouldn't think are vegan, that are!
And don't think that I'm staying home, gnawing on carrots. Lots of restaurants have vegan friendly items. I have also learned to talk to my waiter/waitress and ask if the chef will make substitutions, or even better, make something special just for me. The chef at the Hillside Inn in Wyoming made me a great vegan pizza; I was able to get modified a bruschetta flatbread at a Ruby Tuesdays in South Carolina (they normally have a cheese layer on theirs) and the chef at the Gardenview Restaurant in West Seneca made me a great plate of Spaghetti - subbing out the meatballs for heaps of delicious grilled veggies. Even bar menus have non-meat options - sweet potato fries (yum!) french fries, and deep fried veggies. I have never had to resort to ordering a salad. Nothing against salads but I tend to think of them as a last resort because they seem so typical. I like to be different!
If you have any questions, be sure to leave them in the comments section. And make sure to keep checking back here, I've got a great giveaway coming up next week!