Getting to know vegan diets better

Written by Divine Magazine

There is a general belief that vegans only eat tasteless dishes with greens, grains, and pulses. This dietary regime implies many restrictions but does not mean their diet is simple and boring.

The vegan food plan is rich and includes a vast range of varied dishes. The preparations are incredibly delicious, with the correct use and combination of their limited ingredients,

Breaking down some myths about the vegan regime  

Vegan diets exclude foods of animal origins. It is based on plant-based ingredients such as vegetables, grain, legumes, nuts, and fruits.

 The vegan diet is boring   

On first thought, this limited list of ingredients seems to be too small for having varied meals. It is the first myth that needs to be contradicted.

Vegans do not eat meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and cheese. It is not an ample list if you look at it closer. When you focus on the allowed food options, the alternatives are endless. Besides, using different herbs and spices makes it possible to try new flavors.

Looking at the restrictive list of ingredients makes you think you will not have your favorite meaty dishes. Fortunately, some vegan ingredients can be used as substitutes for meat. For example, in the following you will learn how to prepare a delicious meatloaf without meat.

In addition, there are many alternative ingredients for every animal product on the market. Today, some supermarkets have a section dedicated to vegan options.

 Vegan foods do not include proteins   

Another frequent myth is that vegan people do not get the needed protein for the body to work properly. But, this diet includes a lot of proteins from plant-based ingredients like lentils, oats, quinoa, tofu, soy, beans, spinach, broccoli, seeds, peas, spinach, pulses, seaweed, brown rice, whole wheat, cashews, peanuts, pistachios, almonds, and nuts.

Vegan diets do not provide enough nutrients   

The same thoughts go with nutrients. People think you can get enough minerals, and vitamins, particularly calcium. Vegan meals are very nutritious. Eating balanced meals with plant-based ingredients will give you the vitamins and minerals to boost the immune system and promote good health.

As for calcium, the worries are focused on the lack of dairy in the food plans. There is a belief that the only source of calcium comes from milk and dairy products. Calcium helps to have stronger bones, and maintain blood pressure, and muscle contraction.

You can get calcium from various vegan ingredients such as soy, beans, turnips, chis, spinach, peas, flax, figs, sesame seeds, nuts, cabbage, kale, broccoli, tofu, pulses, leafy green, and almonds.

Trying vegan foods  

As you can see, there is a lot of misinformation regarding vegan diets. The truth is that you can go vegan easily with the right information and learning how to use and combine plant-based ingredients.

Here is a popular food in a vegan style.

Vegan pizza  


  • ½ cup of chopped broccoli florets.
  • ⅓ cup of halved cherry tomatoes.
  • ½ cup of kernels of corn.
  • ¼ cup of chopped red onion.
  • ½ sliced jalapeño.
  • ½ cup of diced sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing.
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • 1 ball of vegan pizza dough.
  • ½ cup of basil leaves.
  • 2 tablespoons of thyme leaves.
  • Red pepper flakes to taste.
  • Cashew cream to taste.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, kernels of corn, onion, jalapeño, and sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl.
  3. Season with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Stretch the pizza dough and brush the outer edges with extra virgin oil.
  5. Pour cashew cream all over the pizza dough.
  6. Add the vegetable mixture. Make sure vegetables spread very well.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Serve with basil, thyme leaves, and red pepper flakes at the top.

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