VEGAN CELEBRITIES: Three female vegan celebrities talk food and share stories. From R&B singer Erykah Badu, Country singer Carrie Underwood to Thor actress Natalie Portman, vegan is the way to go!
The female vegan celebrities all talk about different issues when it comes to eating vegetarian. These vegan celebrities are from three different backgrounds. Erykah Badu has been a vegetarian for twenty years. When she wants a burger she obviously goes for a veggie burger, which she calls her fun food. The R &B singer says she likes her Vegan Burger grilled on a spelt bun with sesame seeds. Erykah likes to accompany her burger with vegan mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, onions, lettuce and pickles with barbecue sauce. When Erykah Badu makes them for her children, she likes to grill Boca Burgers, but she likes the ones that are more like a real burger. I agree with her as I actually like Boca Vegan Burgers too. They are in most grocery stores in the frozen food section.
Another famous vegan celebrity singer, Carrie Underwood is an American Idol winner from season four in 2005. She has actually been a vegetarian since she was 13 years old. She was PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2005 and 2007. Carrie Underwood grew up on a farm and seeing animals killed is what initially made her decide to go Vegan. The Country Star stated, “I am a vegan, but I consider myself to be a practical vegan.” She went on to say, “If I order something on a menu and it has a sprinkling of cheese on top, I’m not going to send it back.”
Natalie Portman has been a vegetarian since 2009. She read, “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer. It was so moving for her that Natalie blogged about it in the Huffington Post. The Star Wars actress commented, “The human cost of factory farming — both the compromised welfare of slaughterhouse workers and, even more, the environmental effects of the mass production of animals — is staggering.” Portman, who has been an actress since she was a child, did crave food that had eggs and cheese in them and had some diet changes when she was pregnant in 2011. Of course, she went back to her animal free vegan lifestyle after her pregnancy. In fact in 2012 she had an all vegan menu catered for her wedding.
A vegan lifestyle is not for everyone, but there are variations to it. I know many people who still eat fish or eggs. It’s a conscious choice and one that is very personal. I am not a vegetarian, but do have many animals I will not eat. I agree that the slaughtering of animals is not always humane and makes me ill. When I think of that, it does make me think twice before eating any meat product.
What are your thoughts about being Vegan?