- Use salad as a base. Start with greens like spinach or romaine lettuce.
- Eat whole grains for breakfast. Start your day with quinoa, oatmeal, buckwheat, or barley.
- Eat fruit for dessert.
- Plan it out.
How do you transition to a plant-based diet for beginners?
- Start gradually.
- Stock up on healthy foods.
- Plan your daily meals in advance (Do meal prep 2 times per week)
- Replace animal ingredients with healthy plant-based food.
- Don’t be afraid of volume when eating plant-based!
What are the negatives of a plant-based diet?
Plant-based diets carry some risk of inadequate protein, vitamin, and mineral intake. But these risks are readily overcome by choosing the right vegetarian foods and, when necessary, supplements. For example, soy, quinoa, and nuts are good sources of protein, and tofu, lentils, and spinach are good sources of iron.
What foods can I eat on a plant-based diet?
This includes not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn’t mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat or dairy. Rather, you are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources.