Veganism is a movement right now that has been on the rise. FoodRevolution.org has stated that there has been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans in the U.S. in the last three years alone. With that amount of people converting to veganism, we can expect more and more parents start to raise their children vegan as a baby.
There is no doubt that Hollywood is always at the forefront of popular trends and movements, and there are some celebrities that have been raising vegan kids for years. Keep reading to discover what celebrities are raising vegan children!
10 Ellen Pompeo
Most known for playing Dr. Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo is one of many celebrities who is not only vegan but has her whole family vegan, too. Pompeo went vegan, according to People, after her yearly examination due to the conversation she had with Dr. Funk. Dr. Funk was talking to Pompeo about the health benefits that come along with a vegan lifestyle.
Pompeo and her husband and three kids are all vegans now, and she has even said that it’s super fun. She said that, when cooking vegan food, “I don’t think it’s tricky at all — it’s actually easier.” And if she thinks it’s easier, then why not have her family go vegan!
9 Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise is another celebrity that is raising her two daughters on a vegan diet. This award-winning Beloved actress wrote on her website that she “found that when I dropped the meat and upped my plant-based foods, I felt lighter, stronger, more nimble, and more energetic.”
With this For Colored Girls star feeling this way after changing what she eats, then we can totally understand why she had her whole family switch to the way of eating! With Elise feeling more energetic, she is now able to work and be there for her kids without feeling exhausted.
8 Jenna Dewan
Jenna Dewan is an actress and dancer who is taking care of not only her body but her daughter’s, too, by giving her daughter a plant-based diet. Dewan, who has been vegan since she was 10-years-old, is passing along plant-based recipes and lifestyle to her little one.
Dewan, in an interview with Natural Health, said, “I think my daughter must eat her weight in hummus.” We can’t blame her daughter for loving hummus when it is delicious, and we’re excited to hear about a sneak peek into what the family eats on this diet.
7 Alicia Silverstone
Award-winning actress Alicia Silverstone not only raises her son vegan but has said in an interview with Self that it was a “no brainer” to raise her son vegan. Silverstone went vegan for the Earth, the animals, and for her health. She even wants to help parents who want to raise their children vegan, too.
Silverstone released a vegan cookbook, The Kind Diet, in 2011 for parents who want to raise their kids vegan but don’t know where to start. In her cookbook, you can find some of her son's favorite recipes like tacos and stir-fry, which is perfect for any kid.
6 Woody Harrelson
The Hunger Games star Woody Harrelson shows us that Dads can be vegan, too! Not only does Harrelson follow a vegan lifestyle, he follows a raw vegan diet that also doesn't have any cooked food. This Zombieland star is a father of three that is trying to show his kids a vegan lifestyle.
Harrelson told In Style that, “When I first started shifting my diet, it wasn’t as much a moral or an ethical pursuit but an energetic pursuit.” Having more energy throughout the day is always a plus when you are constantly busy, and it's a great reason to want your kids to be on that kind of diet too!
5 Mayim Bialik
The Big Bang Theory superstar, Mayim Bialik, is very vocal about why she and her family are vegan. Bialik, who has two sons, said in an interview with BillionVegans.com, “It is not hard to raise children vegan at all. They are very healthy.”
Bialik has also released a vegan cookbook, Mayim's Vegan Table, which shares easy vegan recipes that anyone can make. Bialik has also featured her sons on her YouTube channel and has them help cook vegan food. Bialik loves getting her kids involved in the cooking process to make eating vegan more fun for the kids!
Madonna is a worldwide icon in both music and film. This Queen of Pop is the mom of six children, including adopted and biological, and she wants her children to follow the diet she has. According to DietsInReview.com, Madonna has a strict list of foods her children are allowed to eat when she is not around.
Madonna is very interested in providing vegan, organic, and macrobiotic foods that her children should be eating. We know that this star is very interested in her health and we are not shocked to see she wants her family to be healthy, too.
3 Emily Deschanel
Bones actress Emily Deschanel is not just a vegan but is a supporter of animal rights causes. That is why we are not surprised that she is raising her two sons vegan. During an interview with GardenOfLife.com, Deschanel said, “I think it’s a great way to feed your babies. Henry loves veggies, and he’s totally into it.”
We are happy to hear that her little one loves to eat his veggies because most of the time it can be a struggle! It seems like Deschanel has found the perfect diet for her family.
2 Carrie Underwood
Country superstar Carrie Underwood has been vegan since she was in her early teens after not wanting to eat any of her farm animals, and she is now raising two vegan little boys. Though this 7-time Grammy winner is making sure her kids eat vegan, she makes sure they are not missing out on any food.
Underwood stated in an interview with Self that her kids love stir-fry, vegan quesadillas, and veggie sandwiches from Subway. Underwood loves to give her family delicious vegan food that won’t make them even realize they are missing meat from the dish.
1 Natalie Portman
Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman has two children that she is bringing up on a vegan lifestyle. Portman is not just a highly sought-after actress but is also an animal rights activist. Portman even had this to say about being vegan during a conversation with Vanity Fair: “People don’t feel like they’re sacrificing anything. They can still have delicious food and not be harming the planet.”
This Black Swan actress is right: there are new foods and restaurants popping up all of the time that are vegan, so we can see why the convenience can help parents raise vegan kids.
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