- 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.