Health & Diet

How I Accidentally Became a Vegetarian — Everyday Vegetarian

For the first 23 years of my life, I was a carnivore. I ate my dad's "famous" skirt steak with chimichurri, ordered grilled chicken on my salads, and relied on chorizo and egg tacos to save me the morning after a night of drinking.

After college I moved to Portland, Oregon, for graduate school. It was there that I first started to eat a little less meat — not because I fell prey to some sketch straight out of Portlandia, but because there was an abundance of delicious vegetarian food, and I was having a blast trying it all. (Soyrizo tacos are surprisingly good!)

But then one day I stopped eating meat entirely. I did not seek this decision out, though — it essentially came to me by accident. All thanks to one 276-page book.

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10 Foods That Are Higher in Protein than You Think — Protein 101

We're told to eat plenty of Greek yogurt and chicken breasts to get good protein, but the truth is that protein is found in nearly every food we eat — yes, even chocolate, although the amount is quite minuscule.

There are, however, a number of foods that may surprise you as to how much protein they actually contain. If you're shooting for about 50 grams of protein a day, which is the recommended intake for a 2,000 calorie diet, these foods have enough to make it count towards your daily dose. Here are 10 foods with more protein in them than you might think.

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A Visual Guide to Protein Serving Sizes — Protein 101

We all know that protein is important. To reach your daily recommended intake, you may be trying to eat a serving of protein-rich food at every meal. But the big question is, when it comes to protein, what exactly is a serving?

Here's what you should know about recommended servings, and how to tell at a glance what's enough — no measuring, scales, or guides needed.

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Offensive Things People Say to Vegans Without Realizing It — Everyday Vegetarian

I'm not a vegan, but I know plenty of folks who have eliminated animal products from their diets. I'd like to think I've always had an appropriate reaction — or at least, not a totally horrendous one.

To be sure, I've asked a bunch of my vegan friends to share some of the worst things people have ever said to them. Turns out, I think I've responded pretty well considering some of these real-life quotes.

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Rise of the Veggan: Why Some Vegans Still Choose to Eat Eggs — The Chicken & The Egg

We live in the age of the dietary neologism, from the flexitarian to the freegan. So it was only a matter of time before the world was introduced to the veggan, or the egg-eating vegan.

Is that a contradiction in terms? You bet. But these meat-and dairy-eschewing vegetarians have four major justifications for making an occasional exception for eggs.

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We Tried Every Halo Top Ice Cream Flavor and Here’s Our Favorite — On Trend

By now there's a good chance that you've already heard about Halo Top ice cream. The protein-rich, low-calorie pints that you can find in the freezer aisle have basically taken over the wellness community on Instagram and Reddit. Interested in trying one of the colorful pints? How should you decide which flavor to try first? We're here to help. Here's Kitchn's very un-scientific and totally subjective ranking of Halo Top ice cream flavors.

Can you guess which flavor got the number-one spot?

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