10 Meatless Songs in Honor of World Vegetarian Day

October is a fun month to start planning Halloween costumes and sip on pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin flavored beers. The month of the gourd serves another purpose- vegetarianism. Today happens to be World Vegetarian Day, which kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month, so stock up on some hummus.

If you're flirted with the idea of going vegetarian, today is the day to try it. There plenty of of benefits and misconceptions when it comes to not eating meat. When done right, the diet is healthy and cheap, and you can get plenty of protein. To quote master vegan chef Isa Moskowitz in Appetite for Reduction, "Next time someone tells you that veganism is expensive, you answer 'lentils.'"

If you're planning on making today a Meatless Monday, check out these 10 songs about vegetarianism/veganism and animal rights.

Dead Prez - Be Healthy I don't eat no meat, no dairy, no sweets Only ripe vegetables, fresh fruit and whole wheat

Dead Prez promotes a healthy lifestyle with some tasty suggestions like curried falafel, barbequed tofu, and sweet yam fries. The hip hop duo discusses lentil soup- the mental fruit- as well as eating natural food and smoking weed as an alternative to taking Excedrin and smoking cigarettes.

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A Tribe Called Quest- Ham N' Eggs I don't eat no ham n' eggs, cuz they're high in cholesterol A yo, Phife do you eat em? No, Tip do you eat em? Uh huh, not at all

It's been awhile since I've had ham and eggs, but I do remember it being a tasty dish. It's not the best thing for you, watch out for that cholesterol. Consider apple sauce and red beets as an alternative...okay, that's definitely not the same, but vegan bacon rules.

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