Carrie Underwood discusses marriage and vegan diet with Ellen DeGeneres
by Allyson Koerner
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In March, we reported about Carrie Underwood’s transition from vegetarian to 95 percent vegan. Yesterday, she appeared on “The Ellen Show” where she opened up about her marriage and how her hockey player husband, Mike Fisher, is handling her veganism.

While Ellen DeGeneres praised Underwood for her veganism, the talk show host asked how her husband is dealing with it.

“I mean, obviously it’s one more…’Let’s make my life more complicated’ kind of thing,” she said. “But he’s all right. He’s actually getting better. I’ll offer to make him something I’m making myself and he’ll say ‘sure.’”

DeGeneres suggested Underwood try her personal chef Roberto Martin’s cookbook, “Vegan Cooking for Carnivores.” It’s for people who want to feel like they’re eating meat, but all the recipes are cruelty-free.

Underwood wants to be a good cook, so this sounds like good practice. She and her hubby are still learning how to compromise, but maybe Underwood can push him into more of a healthy diet. After all, he is a hockey player and needs all the strength he can get.

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Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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  • Ashley

    In response to the prior message, they were probably not eating enough calories and therefore didn’t have enough energy. Veganism is wonderful for the body, the animals and the planet. It’s the most compassionate way to live.

  • Jo

    the couple you knew probably were’nt having a good vegan diet, you only have to look at vegans like the Williams sisters, Carl Lewis and Mike Tyson to know that a plant based diet is better for your health as well as the animals, planet, world hunger etc Just visit the “vegan athletes” website!!