10 Recipes That Prove Being Vegan Doesn’t Have to Suck

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

Vegans and vegetarians have to be more cautious in ensuring that they meet their daily nutritional needs. The same could be said of people who avoid eating fish for personal or environmental reasons. Fish is often listed as the main dietary source of Omega-3, but there are also many plant options available!

Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that keep your brain sharp(1,2) and help protect you from heart disease(3) and various types of cancer(4). Common vegetal sources of the Omega-3 include walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, dark leafy greens, seaweed, beans, cabbages and winter squash (5).

Here are some non-fishy ways to get more essential fatty acids:

1. Superfood Spinach Salad With Pomegranate Glazed Walnuts

This yummy salad contains 5.3 grams of omega-3s.

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Try the recipe here!

2. Raw Truffles With Chia, Carob And Coconut

Brain health has never looked so good!

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Learn how to make them here.

3. Super Protein Kale Caesar Salad

Chia, pumpkin seeds, and avocados give this salad a boost of omega-3s.

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Click here for the recipe.

4. Chia Seed Pudding

You won’t want to stop eating this delicious treat!

Get the recipe here.

5. Brussels Sprout Salad With Toasted Hazelnuts

Forget the days of avoiding brussel sprouts !

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This healthy recipe will convince you to add them to your grocery list.

6. Kimbap

Seaweed is a great source of omega-3s.

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This on-the-go recipe will make lunchtime quick and easy.

7. Smoky Black Bean And Hemp Seed Burgers

Get fueled and full with this yummy burger.

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Try it here.

8. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal With Pumpkin Cream

The perfect treat for a chilly fall afternoon.

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Find out how to make it here.

9. Vegan Walnut Parmesan

Add a pinch to all your favorite meals.

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Click here for the recipe.

10. Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter With Hemp, Flax And Chia Seed

Spread this on your morning toast for a brain boost.

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Get the recipe here.
sources:
[1]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24475126
[2]http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271541.php
[3]http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/omega-3-fats/
[4]http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130226092002.htm
[5]http://plenteousveg.com/vegan-sources-omega-3/