If you're on the go for long periods of time, whether as an athlete or as just an all-around busy person (or both), it's often a challenge to follow a plant-based diet. Try carrying around a large salad and a few pieces of fruit on a long run. To simplify things without compromising one's health, a new product called Vega combines multiple sources of protein (hemp, flax seed, brown rice, etc.), as well as various other superfoods, probiotics, and berry extracts into a whole food meal replacement that's high in fiber, protein, vitamins, and essential fatty acids, but absolutely free of animal products, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, and artificial anything. It's totally vegan; hence, the name. Vega comes in both powder and energy bar form, in three flavors: chocolate, berry, and natural. If you're vegan or vegetarian and want a wholesome alternative to (or replacement for) the typical bars and meal replacement shakes, I highly recommend this one. I've tried other products made with help protein, and they taste like a**. This one, thankfully, does not. Find it at Rainbow Grocery and most natural foods stores. www.myvega.com.