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On the Today Show, Chloe Coscarelli was promoting her book Chloe’s Vegan Desserts by demonstrating some of her recipes. Some of the ingredients: white sugar, graham crackers, agave. 

Besides the obvious unhealthy ingredients (technically vegan), I was bothered that she kept saying “low fat” and “low calorie.” Al Roker and the other woman on the segment were gladly eating everything up, since they were under the impression that since the treats were vegan, they’re also healthy. Not so.

My boyfriend (who’s moving towards a plant-based diet) made a good comment: “Desserts are the easiest thing to make vegan. Show me how to make real meals.” I’m afraid that this one little segment on a national TV  will perpetuate one stereotype that vegans tend to eat faux meats and other vegan junk food. Some do, but for the truly enlightened, that’s not the case. 

Thoughts on this?

 

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  1. lowly--silvan--elf said: Your right. Vegans and omnivores can both eat junk food, but both can still be healthy if they eat the right foods. Low calorie and low fat does not always mean healthy. :)
  2. adventurestowardsawesome said: I agree so much! Too many people think vegan=healthy (or that the fact that it obviously doesn’t discounts the potential of a vegan diet) and make it only about replacing animal ingredients while keeping your diet as close to “normal” as possible.
  3. p--lezier reblogged this from solidindecision
  4. thewhaleandthescale said: A lot of people assume that because I’m vegan I eat a ton of fake meat. I don’t understand why its so hard for people to comprehend that I just REALLY like vegetables!
  5. gfvmuscle reblogged this from solidindecision and added:
    I hate when people assume that everything vegan is healthy.
  6. solidindecision posted this

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