Padma Lakshmi grew up eating a vegetarian diet, and now it looks like her baby daughter will as well.
The former model has decided to put herself and her baby back on a vegetarian plan, an important move since she had started to adopt some of our more unsavory customs.
“I grew up a vegetarian,” the Top Chef host said. “Then, because I grew up in the states, I started slowly eating meat. First it was bologna sandwiches, or pepperoni on pizza. As a teenager, [my friends and I] would always go have burgers. I would scarf them down!”
In an interview with People Magazine, Lakshmi revealed that both she and her daughter, Krishna Thea, are eating a lacto-vegetarian Indian diet.
“She’s still breastfeeding, that’s where the lacto part comes in,” Lakshmi explained. “She can’t eat the spicy food that I love since it would be too hard on her system but other than that she’ll eat the foods that I make for her.”
Previously we’ve given Lakshmi flack for promoting fast food burgers and filming commercials for the chain restaurant Hardee’s, but we applaud this latest move to stick to a vegetarian diet. Keep up the good work!
Via Vegetarian Star