Vegetarianism...New Year Diet Trend?
Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 6:32 PM
I've been reading on-line food sections for over 10 years, and some seasonal trends in food writing are as predictable as the yearly whale migrations off the California Coast!
If it's summer...it must be tomatoes, gazpacho and grilling. November brings all manner of pumpkin, cranberries, pies, and multiple turkey preparations. Cookies and holiday treats are the mainstay of December food articles.
As the calendar turns to a new year, nearly every food section across the country has multiple articles on diet/weight loss/healthy eating. While they are usually very general in nature and usually omnivorous, this year, I am finding that many of these articles are espousing at least part time vegetarianism...and some encouraging veganism as well (including recipes from Alicia Silverstone's new book).
Great to see such a trend in the food sections all across the country!
Just today, I saw articles touting "millet instead of meat" (a Hawaiian newspaper), different salads using barley and lentils and fresh vegetables, a black bean taco with cabbage instead of lettuce, and even an article that a vegan diet can be healthy for children (one of the sources being one of the doctor's on tomorrow's call! (Long Beach Press Telegram)
Am I just noticing it more...or is this a great new trend?
Here's a great quote from an Indianpolis newspaper (IndyStar.com, Jolene Kretzenberger)...
"It's never good when there's a comma in your meal's calorie count."
September Kickstart Goals: Walk/bike daily, keep up with forum, 100% low-fat vegan experimenting with maximizing FLAVOR!