Cooking show hosts Coco and Lala served up plant-based meals on The Today Show, with a view to inspiring more Americans to adopt a plant-based diet Coco and Lala are on a mission to inspiring more Americans to eat healthy meatless food - Media Credit: Instagram

Black-Owned Plant-Based Radio Hosts Feature On The Today Show

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Black-owned vegan and vegetarian cooking show hosts and influencers Coco and Lala featured on the US talk program, The Today Show.

The pair cooked up meat-less meals to an estimated audience of more than 10 million.

The Today Show

Coco and Lala served up three plant-based meals featuring cauliflower, including rice, a steak substitute, and low-carb pizza crust.

In addition, they utilized the leftover sauce from a cauliflower bolognese to make Sloppy Joe’s-inspired sandwiches.

The recipe is a ‘hit for the whole family’, the duo claim.

The show aired last month.

Coco and Lala thanked the audience for love and support since the episode aired.

Plant-based inspiration

What fuels is the pair is a drive to see people thrive on healthier diets that ‘won’t break the bank’.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all Americans, and even higher in African-Americans, according to The Heart Foundation. As a result, Coco and Lala are passionate about inspiring their community to live longer and healthier lives.

It’s all about adding fresh fruits and vegetables into people’s lifestyles, they said.

Keeping Up With Coco And Lala

Coco and Lala are the hosts of Keeping Up With Coco & Lala, which is a Facebook live cooking show. On it, they test out trending plant-based recipes.

They’re dubbed the first black women to ever host a plant-based radio show, Healthin’ It Up, and often interview athletes and celebrities.

To them, Healthin’ It Up ‘means taking the necessary steps to change even if they are small steps, in order to get to the bigger picture of where you want to be’.

For more information, visit Coco & Lala’s website.

You can watch The Today Show segment here.

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Emily is a journalist based in Devon, where she reports on issues affecting local people from politics to the environment. She has also written features on feminism for Polyester Magazine.

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