That’s why plant-based eaters stay away from things like french fries, even if they’re technically vegan. Watch This! Being plant-based means making more conscientious decisions about what you are putting into your body. But what exactly is plant-based eating? Oprah Winfrey. The combination of wanting to be a bit healthier and being aware of our planet’s climate crisis has led me to make a bold choice: I want to eat a more plant-based diet. Customize Select the topics that interest you.
The combination of wanting to be a bit healthier and being aware of our planet’s climate crisis has led me to make a bold choice: I want to eat a more plant-based diet. This might not seem like a big deal to some, but my grandfather was a butcher. Meat, in my family, is a nonnegotiable. Plus, I love meat. In order to ease myself into this lifestyle change, I’m committing to only one meal with meat a day. The easiest areas for me to incorporate vegan food into my diet, hands down, are snacks. Now, don’t misunderstand me: my favorite snack is a meat and cheese board, so this is definitely a challenge. But I’ve done my research and come up with some pretty tasty vegan snacks that I can keep on hand for when hunger hits. The best part is, they can be delivered straight to my door.
You may have noticed — much to the delight of any vegan or vegan-curious — plant-based eating seems to be on everyone’s mind. Earlier this year, the Golden Globes served its first-ever vegan menu, while the Netflix documentary Game Changers touted the benefits of plant-based diets for elite athletes. Add the fact that you can find or make a cauliflower version of pretty much every dish, and even eat a meatless Impossible Whopper at Burger King, and it’s clear that it’s never been easier to up your veggie intake. But what exactly is plant-based eating? It includes vegans and vegetarians, but it also includes flexitarians, those following the MIND diet, and anyone trying to eat mostly plants with smaller amounts of animal foods. Though I don’t speak for all dietitians, I know many of us encourage a discussion around plant-based eating to shift the ratios of plants on the plate. So, there are no foods that are off-limits in that sense. You have to meet people where there are. If I’m getting someone to give leafy greens a few more inches of real estate on the plate in the name of plant-based eating, that’s a win.
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