Hear me out here. The Kwik-E-Mart owner and operator famously switched out his hot dogs with tofu dogs without anyone noticing —and had an instrumental hand in helping Lisa Simpson on the path to full-fledged vegetarianism. Why is Plenti produced from soya beans? Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. The Mara — Breakfast. Dil was the youngest, and in All Grown Up, was shown to be a more creative, unconventional thinker. Spyglass Grill — Lunch and Dinner. Learn about updates to dining during the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort.
Vegetarianism comes in many forms — from lacto-vegetarians, who consume dairy but no other animal products, to vegans, who choose to eliminate animal-based products entirely. The reasons people adopt a plant-based diet are equally as diverse. Whatever the variety of vegetarianism or the reasoning behind it, a meat-free diet made up largely of fruits and vegetables certainly has its merits. For starters, plant-based diets are believed to be an effective means of treating chronic disease, including diabetes. They also combat obesity and lower blood pressure and the risk for cardiovascular disease. Vegetarian diets have also been associated with lowering the risk of colon cancer. But animal-based products have benefits, too, including some nutrients not readily available in plants. These nutrients include vitamin B12, calcium, vitamin D, heme iron, and essential fatty acids. How do you define a plant-based diet?
Either way, what could be better than this throwback combo of vegan breakfast and cartoons? Vegan breakfast and vegan cartoons. VegNews editors have been hard at work, diligently compiling a list of our favorite vegan and should-be-vegan characters from our favorite cartoons, past and present. The Kwik-E-Mart owner and operator famously switched out his hot dogs with tofu dogs without anyone noticing —and had an instrumental hand in helping Lisa Simpson on the path to full-fledged vegetarianism. Hear me out here. He wanted to move to New York to attend college, where we like to imagine he would be chowing down on a big plate of Tatertochos from Champs Diner in between classes. Plus, he did go vegetarian for an episode to impress a girl. Though Shaggy was the confirmed vegetarian of the group, our girl Velma from Scooby-Doo was the brains of the operations and would likely have made the smart choice of going plant-based and cruelty-free.