In the Future, We’ll All Be Eating Plant-Based Meats

As a vegetarian, I’ve never been all that interested in Beyond Meat, or the other plant-based meat options on the market. Luckily, they’re not just for vegetarians.

Kelsey Gilchrist
Climate Conscious


I’ve only been a vegetarian for a couple years, but already, I’m so accustomed to living without meat. It’s funny how quickly it happened.

There are a handful of meals I miss sometimes. A steaming bowl of pork belly ramen in a rich, meaty broth. A toasted bacon avocado sandwich to cure a Sunday hangover. A junior chicken sandwich on a late-night McDonald’s run with friends.

But for the most part, I don’t think about meat. I love what I eat. My main sources of protein are tofu, chickpeas, lentils, and eggs, and I complement those with an array of fruits, vegetables, and grains to ensure that my body isn’t missing any key nutrients. I eat a lot of pastas, grain bowls, curries, and stir fries.

Oh — and contrary to popular beliefs about vegetarians, I’m not a super healthy eater. I have virtually no self control when it comes to my dessert cravings, and I’m fully addicted to carb-y foods — fries, creamy pastas, fully loaded nachos, big ole loaves of fluffy bread, and their ilk. Trust me when I say I’m not losing…