• Lower risk for heart disease
  • Manage or reduce blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Reduce cancer risk
  • Reduce inflammatory response
  • Reduce symptoms of auto-immune disorders
  • Improve blood glucose control
  • Increase antioxidant status

Simple is Sustainable. Simple Ways to Eat More Plants

Progress Not Perfection – Move at your own pace. Barriers = social situations, travel, cravings. Do you prefer a transition or diving in? Learn, explore, experiment, relax and have fun.

Make Easy Changes – have a few convenience items when you’re in a pinch: frozen veggie burgers and breakfast patties, vegan cream cheese, soy ice cream. Don’t toss your favorite recipes, adapt them.

Replace 1-3 meals per week with meat and dairy free options

Add healthy meat alternatives: tofu for chicken in stir-fries, edamame, tempeh, and beans add healthy fiber and protein to your meals. Skip frozen meat alternatives and instead marinate tempeh or tofu then broil or pan-fry as a flavorful filling for tacos, wraps, stir-fries and sandwiches.

Legumes all the way: high in fiber, healthy carbohydrate, and protein, legumes are one of the best feel-good foods for satiety, balancing blood sugar, and maintaining weight and energy.

Find your blend: smoothies are a great way to get a high-protein nutrient rich breakfast or snack when you are short on time.