What's the difference between vegan and vegetarian?

Find out what the difference is between these popular diets and get lots of vegetarian recipes.

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The difference between vegan and vegetarian diets

Both of these diets are becoming more popular and mainstream in recent years. Some people eat vegan or vegetarian diets all year round, while some adopt the diet on particular days, such as meat-free Monday. So what's the difference between them?
What can vegans eat?
Vegans only eat plant-based foods. All animal products are avoided, such as all meats, poultry, seafood, dairy, and eggs. It also encompasses animal by-products such as gelatine and honey. Some vegans will adopt a completely vegan lifestyle where they don't use products such as leather or wool either.
What can vegetarians eat?
A vegetarian diet can vary slightly from person to person. Generally, vegetarians won't eat meat from animals including red meat, poultry and seafood. However, animal products such as eggs, honey and dairy will still be part of their diet. Vegetarians that eat seafood such as fish and shellfish are technically called pescatarians.
Vegetarian recipes
Interested in trying some vegetarian recipes? Check out lots of delicious and easy vegetarian ideas below, plus these collections of vegetarian recipes:
Play Video: Glazed Teriyaki Eggplant with Edamame Rice Salad
These ultra tender eggplants in a salty-sweet glaze make a hearty vegetarian meal any time of the year.
Play Video: Roasted Pumpkin and Spinach Lasagne
It's easier than you think to make pasta sheets from scratch for this popular vegetarian lasagne recipe.
Play Video: Spicy Fried Cauliflower Bites with Chilli Mayonnaise
These crunchy bites are so tasty, don't forget the dipping sauce! Delicious for footy finals, parties or movie night.
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