Everyone knows being vegetarian means not eating meat. But what about eggs? Fish? Dairy? Here's the scoop on the full spectrum of vegetarianism.
Vegan: Vegans don’t eat anything sourced from animals, including milk and eggs. The strictest vegans let the philosophy guide their lifestyle, too (no leather allowed!).
Lacto-ovo vegetarian: Also known as the “typical” vegetarian, these types avoid all type of animal flesh, but eggs and dairy products get the green light.
Pescatarian: A lacto-ovo vegetarian who adds one animal protein to the diet: fish
Flexitarian: Not exactly "vegetarian" in the strict sense, Flexitarians consume meat in small quantities (and only occasionally) and tend toward a plant-based diet.
Considering going veg, in one form or another? Read this great essay by a flexitarian about how she learned to love meatless meals.
TEXT BY LEE HELLAND