17 hours ago
"What does it take to be plant-based?" I've had several of you ask me recently what steps to take to even begin the journey (it can seem like a big change, but I promise it's not scary!).
I want to give you my step-by-step process to include more plants in your diet. The way your nutrient intake looks will change shape a little, but trust me: your body and mind will be thriving. Are you ready?
1. Swap out one item on your plate with a fresh veggie, whether that's raw veggies and hummus, steamed broccoli, or some roasted sweet potatoes!
2. Swap out cow's milk for a plant milk. I love almond, cashew, and coconut.
3. Try going for meat substitutes at first to help you transition, like the Beyond Burger or meatless meatballs (I literally can't tell the difference... it's kind of crazy).
4. Cook or order dinners that are naturally meat-less and dairy-free. This helps with the "something is missing" thoughts. Some of my go-tos are lentil curry and tacos (piling on the veggies!). Many delicious international cuisines are like this already.
5. Try having one meal per day without an animal product (meat, cheese, milk, eggs, etc.), and see what a difference it makes for your energy!
6. Make sure you're eating enough. Animal foods are naturally calorie-dense, so by replacing them with plants, you'll get to eat more (which I'm so okay with!). There are tons of filling plant foods too, like quinoa, wild rice, and barley.
I hope this list was helpful. Share this post for someone who wants to eat more plants, too!
What questions do you have about going plant-based? Or about my meal planning course? 🌽