Being vegan keeps me healthy, happy and fit. Sure, I could opt to eat a bunch of vegan crap (there’s plenty!) but why do that when there are a myriad of healthy tasty recipes and foods available these days. Vegan diets are low in saturated fat, high in nutrients and yes YOU CAN GET PLENTY OF PROTEIN, more than enough in fact! This great recipe and many others can be found at raw foods on a budget. I love that name because often people will scoff and say being vegan is only for those who can afford it. So untrue! Meat is expensive. Did you know that cattle in the USA are only randomly tested for Mad Cow. Not surprising since food animals are big money making business corners get cut. I have a theory that the same people that want you to eat lots of meat and dairy (big ag) ¬†also want to help you cure any ailments they might cause with the pills they also sell (big pharma). Often the two share many of the same investors. YIKES. That is a reality I want no part of if I can help it. And I can by living vegan.

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On to brighter topics… Ripe pineapple, fresh lime juice and avocado make this the perfect treat to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a tropical way. Try it out and test the beauty and bounty of vegan lifestyle – and if you love animals, there is truly no better way to show it than livin vegan!

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Ingredients:

1 diced pineapple

1 medium red tomato diced

1/2 medium red onion diced

1 small sweet pepper diced

1/2 medium avocado, diced

1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

1 jalapeno pepper deseeded and minced

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

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How to:

Mix together everything but the lime juice in a small bowl. add the lime juice and serve immediately with tortilla chips.

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Here’s some more awesome ideas for cinco de mayo from veg news!

Vegan Nacho Cheeze

Tacos Veracruz

Raw corn tortillas