Animal Free Food

Animal free food or meatless meals was the original Biblical diet that God gave to the human race.

Genesis 1:29 (KJV)

29. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is

the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

In simple English that's fruit, grains, nuts, seeds and legumes.

God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden where all their dietary needs were supplied.

All they had to do was pick and eat.

Genesis 2:8-9 (KJV)

8. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

9. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Animals Were Vegetarians Too

Originally God put all the living creatures that move around on the earth and the air on animal free food or meatless meals. Even the animals were vegetarian. They were not carnivores. The animals were given every green herb (vegetables) for food.

Genesis 1:30 (KJV)

1. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

Vegetables Were Added

Now after Adam and Eve sinned (Genesis 3) God cast them out of the Garden.

Part of their punishment was they would also have to eat animal food, the herb of the field (vegetables).

Genesis 3:17-18 (KJV)

17. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

Animal Free Food

So God's original plan was for both man and animals to eat plant food.  Bible vegetarians lived long. Therefore the best diet includes only fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and vegetables.

God allowed flesh meats after the Flood.

Was Jesus a vegetarian?

If you appreciate this page please like it, thanks.

Click here for more free Bible Crossword Puzzles...

Click here if you have a question, comment, or suggestion...


Sign up to receive

Daily Bible Verses

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Daily Inspiration.

Need a gift for that special person?

Don't know what to get?

Try an Amazon Gift Card

Free Bible Studies

Get a KJV Bible

KJV Bible At Amazon


In order to provide free information on this website affiliate links and Ads are included on the pages. 

If you click on one of these links and make a purchase we will receive a commission. 

Note that Affiliate companies may use 30 day to 120 day cookies to track your activity on their sites.