Lea Michele's favourite meal is vegan lasagne.

The 'Glee' star has been a vegan for a few years and although she is proud of her beliefs on animal rights she admits she missed eating the delicious pasta dish - which is made from layers of pasta, ground beef, cheese and tomato sauce - when she first made the lifestyle switch.

But luckily her mother showed her how to recreate the meal without the animal unfriendly products.

Lea - who plays Rachel Berry in the musical TV series - said: "I'm a vegan for many reasons, one being my love of animals. I'm an active member of PETA and I don't wear fur. I've also found sticking to a meat-free diet has given me more energy. My favourite dish has always been lasagne and my mum taught me how to make the vegan version by swapping the beef and cheese for soy and tofu."

The 24-year-old actress has always been adamant her meat-free diet is great for keeping in shape and staying healthy.

She previously said: "I believe that what we put into our bodies is important. I became a vegan when I moved to California. I eat a lot, but really well. Every morning, I make a tofu scramble with soy cheese; lunch and dinner is usually a salad, with lots of vegetables, and pasta. I love to cook."