Vegan is not necessarily healthy
If you go to a vegan restaurant and think you are getting a low-fat healthy meal, the opposite may be true. Vegan dishes don’t contain any meat, fish, poultry, eggs or dairy, but they can include sugar, oils, refined flours, and stripped grains. Some vegan entrees are coated in white flour and deep fried in peanut oil. That pan-fried veggie burger with fried onions on a white bun with sweet potato fries has a lot more calories and fat than you’d expect. The vegan, gluten-free cake has a lot of sugar, either from sugar cane, honey or agave, so make sure to share it.
Vegan dishes can be tasty, healthy, excellent dishes, not just sides. It all depends on how it’s prepared, just make sure to ask.