Eating a whole foods, plant-based diet is a powerful way to overhaul your health.
Getting started with a more plant-based diet
Replace one, or better yet, two to three days of your week’s meals to plant strong meals.
The Meatless Monday campaign has gained nationwide momentum over the last few years. Simply go meatless, starting on Mondays. The Meatless Monday website has resources, recipes, and a growing online community.
Add healthy meat alternatives
Tempeh and tofu can add texture and healthy protein to your meal. Make sure to purchase organic soy products, as most commercial soybeans today are genetically engineered. Soup aficionado? Add miso paste to make soup – it contains live cultures beneficial for digestive health. It offers a wonderful chicken soup alternative.
Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart!
High in fiber, carbs, and protein, legumes are generally feel-good foods for satiety, balancing blood sugar, maintaining weight and energy. Hummus tastes great dipped in veggies like cucumbers, carrots, or other crudité. Try making your own with different types of beans and spices.
Green smoothies are a delicious high-protein alternative to a heavy, animal product centered breakfast. What other drink offers fiber, antioxidants, protein, and healthy fats in one meal? Blend frozen berries, swiss chard, almond butter, and water for an easy and healthful meal on the go.
Want to eat plant strong in Austin?
Check out the NOURISHED EATING guide for plant strong dining and other great plant strong resources around town.