Veg Outreach Guide – Erie, PA
For a kinder today and a brighter tomorrow
Protect your health – Reduce human and animal suffering in the world – Help save our environment
Resources on this page include, recipes, physicians’ health suggestions, faith based veg support, local/national information for a kinder and more compassionate world.
Why Go Veg?
Veg for Animals Every year in the U.S., billions of farm animals suffer and die under factory conditions considered so cruel they have been banned in other countries.
Veg for Earth According to a report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, raising animals for meat generates more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, trucks, planes, and other forms of transportation combined.
Veg for Health Animal products, including meat, dairy and eggs, significantly increase the risk of obesity, heart disease, cancer and many other life threatening illnesses. Source: Farm Sanctuary www.vegforlife.org
Common Vegetarian and Vegan Foods: spaghetti or macaroni with meat free sauce, lentil soup, three bean salads, oatmeal, stir fried veggies over rice, whole grain cereals and crackers, coco made with soy, almond or rice milk, applesauce, fruit and vegetable juices, vegetarian baked beans, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, macaroni salads, fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables, fruit smoothies, popcorn, chili, potato, bean, or split pea vegetable soups…
Vegetarian and Vegans also enjoy: veggie burgers, hummus, rice pudding, spinach pies, corn chowder, soy ice cream, baba ganoush, Indian curries and dahl, tabouli, peanut butter toast, mashed potatoes, bean burritos with tomato and lettuce, granola, tofu or tempeh in a stir fry, pesto sauce, veggie hotdogs, nachos or grilled cheese sandwich with a cheese alternative, cous cous, green tea, coffee…
Most Restaurant Salad Bars Have Many of these Foods: spinach, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, onions, peppers, chickpeas, beets, fruit cocktail, cole slaw, olives, artichokes, mandarin oranges, seasonal fruit, dried cranberries or raisins, sesame seeds, croutons, vegetables and pasta salads, balsamic vinegar and olive oil, baked potatoes, fresh ground pepper, tacos or chips…
Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry.
Vegans in addition to being vegetarian, do not use other animal products and by products such as eggs and dairy products. In an effort to do the least amount of harm, many vegans will not use honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, and cosmetics and soaps derived from animal products. To learn more about the causes for a veg lifestyle please see the links below.
- Recipes: www.ivu.org/recipes
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine:
Sea Life Protection
Faith Based Veg Support: