Hear ye, hear ye!
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: you do not need to eat twigs and tofu to be a healthy person. More importantly, you can ENJOY your food while improving your health!
Our position on the non-exclusivity of health and enjoyment of delicious food remains unchanged. With regards to the plant-based diet and your health goals, it IS possible to have it all. We present to you 10 easy switches for a plant-based diet, from simple substitutions for recipes to a plethora of meal and snack ideas. Here we go!
Try non-dairy milk instead of cow’s milk (i.e. almond, cashew milk are healthy alternatives and are widely available in grocery stores – or easy to make yourself!)
Instead of butter, consider coconut oil (for baking, spreading on toast)
Try nutritional yeast instead of cheese (sprinkle on top of popcorn, make mac+ cheese)
Tahini and hummus instead of dairy-based dressings or dips (i.e. Ranch)
Ideas for Meals
oatmeal with fruit and nuts
avocado or nut butter on toast
Lunch & Dinner
rice, beans, and veggies in a bowl
pasta with tomato sauce and vegetables
baked sweet potato with vegetarian chili on top
popcorn seasoned with nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and sea salt
carrots, apple, or celery with nut butter
sweet potato fries
DIY trail mix with nuts, seeds, & dried fruit
Did you notice? Being over-achievers, we gave more than 10 tips and ideas to help You make the transition to more of a plant-based diet. Whether it’s a ‘meatless Monday’ or ‘vegan before 5pm’ goal you have, these ideas will tickle your tastebuds and provide your body with nourishment.