Veganism has been on the rise for several years now, with more and more people finding reasons to take on a plant-based diet.
Between 2014 and 2017, the percentage of the US population that identified as vegan increased over 600%, from 1% to 6% in just three years. This has led to more vegan options available. As a result, being vegan has never been more affordable and accessible than it is today.
There are plenty of celebrities that have gone all-in on the vegan diet, which has helped spread awareness among their fans. They can be a source of inspiration for their fans, sharing meal planning tips and tricks that help them maintain the diet with an often-hectic schedule. Here are a handful of some of the most famous faces that are vegan.
Even if you have never heard her name or seen her face, chances are you’ve heard Tara Strong’s voice in the past. If you’ve watched any animated shows in the past 30 years, she has been a feature in your life. From playing Tommy in Rugrats, Raven in Teen Titans, and Harley Quinn in the Batman: Arkham games, she has been a fixture in people’s childhoods for generations now.
Tara Strong has been involved in the vegan movement for years now, having done work with Peta and other animal rights charities in the past. She often shares recipes and vegan tips on her Twitter, where she recently highlighted her favorite vegan fish recipes, which include creative use of seitan and nori sheets to help replicate that salty fish flavor.
The American singer-songwriter who is responsible for multiple Top 40 hits, including I’m Yours and The Remedy, might not be front and center in the public’s mind these days, but he still enjoys plenty of attention on social media and sells out concerts whenever he tours. Mraz is known for his unique voice and willingness to change his style to fit his mood or whichever song he is currently writing, making him a versatile force in pop music.
Mraz recently shared the fact that he has a major sweet tooth with his followers on Twitter. His current favorite treat is his Chocomole recipe, which is a chocolate mousse made with creamy avocados along with dates and maple syrup for sweetness.
Daniel Negreanu has been a mainstay on the poker scene for decades now. He rose to prominence by winning six World Series of Poker titles and being a two-time World Poker Tour champion. Negreanu is noted as being one of the greatest poker players of all time and he’s still going strong today. He gave rise to a style of play of using small bets to buy your way into larger pots, hoping to risk a little to gain a lot, which has become popular in the 20 years since he came onto the scene.
Negreanu went vegan in 2006, citing health reasons as the reason why he made the change to a plant-based diet. He has credited it with helping him maintain his health and improve his focus in the intense field of professional poker. His Instagram is filled with recipes that show off his passion for vegan cooking. His current favorite breakfast is a Tofu Scramble that features bell pepper, onion, mushroom, and plenty of spices.
You would be hard-pressed to find someone between the ages of 30 and 50 who doesn’t know who Pamala Anderson is. The model turned actress was one of the most famous people on the planet for many years, both because of her stunning beauty, her role in the pop culture phenomenon that was Baywatch, and her personal exploits.
Anderson has long been an outspoken vegan and animal-rights activist. She has worked with PETA for years to help them raise awareness for their causes, using her obvious sex appeal and intense fame into something to help shine a light on vegan causes. Recently she contributed a recipe for a homemade gluten-free pizza with dairy-free cheese to a vegan cookbook. The recipe calls for plenty of toppings and a little creativity with the dough, but it should scratch the itch for vegans who are missing their favorite delivery option.