for the past few years, Beyoncé has been living the vegan lifestyle. She regularly touts being vegan on Instagram, and even launched a meal-plan delivery service in 2015 focused on veganism.
But now Queen Bee is challenging us. In the introduction of her trainer Marco Borges's new book—The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World—she and husband Jay Z reveal their reasons for being vegans:
“Having children has changed our lives more than anything else," they write. "We used to think of health as a diet—some worked for us, some didn’t. Once we looked at health as the truth, instead of a diet, it became a mission for us to share that truth and lifestyle with as many people as possible.”
So Bey is really serious about veganism, which is great. But, well, she's from Texas. Meat rules everything around us. And some of Beyoncé's favorite stops over the years deliver the meat in high quantities. So this might be hard.
Could she find alternatives at some of her favorite Houston restaurants?
This uber-popular spot that has previously served Beyoncé and Jay Z has a "heart healthy" menu, which is a terrific way to stay green while still getting in on the crazy brunch action. But if Bey is serious, egg dishes are out. That means probably ordering a scrambler without the egg whites. Something tells me they'll accommodate.
Despite a menu filled with chicken, shrimp, catfish, beef, and more (apparently Bey wasn't following a vegan diet when she visited in 2016, ordering shrimp and catfish), BB's has a leafy dish: The Madhatter. This salad has spinach, pecans, dried cranberries, green pepper, onion, and tomato. She'll have to forgo the feta, and possibly the honey-balsamic vinaigrette, depending on how hard-lined she is about honey as a vegan product.
Pappasito's has a basic garden salad called the Pappasito's salad, which is served with a lime vinaigrette. Of course, it's not great having to resort to the green salad all the time, so there's always chips and guac. And one would imagine Bey could ask to hold the protein on a taco order.
This one is tough. Fried chicken is out, and even the "vegetable" sides are laden with animal ingredients. Maybe she can order a po'boy without the protein? Desserts are going to be a problem, too.
This has to be hard for Bey, considering Frenchy's might just be her favorite place to eat in the city. We'll see how she handles it.