Dana Meltzer Zepeda -- Contributor to The Beet. Dana is the former Online Entertainment Director for Yoga Journal and has written about health and wellness for Runner's World, PopSugar, Livestrong, Self and People. She has been a vegetarian for almost 20 years.
I’m a Vegetarian But I’ve Learned to Cook Meat for My Family: Here’s Why
I've been a vegetarian since I was 14 years old, but my husband and kids are complete carnivores. As you can imagine, dinnertime is quite the conundrum in our household: I make buddha bowls but they want steak. I make spaghetti with meatless meatballs but they ask, “Where's the beef…
How Going Plant-Based Made this Busy Mom Want to Start to Run Marathons
Holly Weiskopff, 43, became a vegetarian 30 years ago after giving up meat for Lent. but she still ate plenty of pasta, fried food, and baked goods. Then in 2012, she lost her father to cancer. It prompted her to give veganism a try. Holly had lost more relatives to the disease, and she decided to g…
“Going Plant-Based Helped Me Recover From Cancer” — Chef Kristen Thibeault
Eleven years ago, Chef Kristen Thibeault's whole world was turned upside down when, during a routine doctor's visit, she received a diagnosis that she had "double cancer" meaning tumors in her breast and uterus. Her mother had died from breast cancer six years earlier, so…
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s Harley Quinn Smith on Why She Went Vegan
Harley Quinn Smith made her big-screen debut at the tender age of one, in dad Kevin Smith's cult flick, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. These days, though, the 20-year-old vegan actress is paving her own way with star-making performances opposite Molly Ringwald in All These Small Things and Quentin …
How These College Sweethearts Became Healthier (And Happier!) and Lost 70 Pounds
Marc and Julie Lowitz first met and fell in love as law students at Syracuse University in 1988. Thirty-year years later, the Chappaqua, New York couple have celebrated 27 years of wedded bliss, raised two children and, most recently, embarked on a plant-based journey together. Although they'd …
Exactly What to Eat to Be Healthy and Plant-Based: Mayim Bialik’s Food Diary
Mayim Bialik is a life-long vegan, has a vegan cookbook, a vegan restaurant in Downtown LA, and a knack for getting other people to eat healthy vegan food. We loved her in the '90s TV show Blossom, and in the long-running The Big Bang Theory, and now we love her for her…
Mayim Bialik’s Easy Vegan Banana Bread and Her Tips for Plant-Based Living
Longtime vegan and Emmy-nominated actress Miyam Bialik talks to The Beet about her recent plant-based restaurant venture and shares her favorite banana bread recipe from her recent vegan cookbook.
Here are the 5 Best Vegan CBD Brands to Alleviate Anxiety and Pain
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, may be the hottest new supplement to hit the natural healthcare market in years, but many people want to know if their supplements are 100% vegan or contain hidden animal products.
Here’s How to Go Keto and Still Be Plant-Based
If you follow a plant-based lifestyle, you may be asking yourself, “Is it even possible to do keto without eating meat?” Read on, to find out.