Instead of looking through the lens of what you can’t eat on a plant based diet, why not focus on all the delicious vegan food options that are available to you? By exploring new spice flavors and textures, experimenting with combinations of items in a bowl, and trying out new sauces, you can expand your horizon of cultures and enjoy a wide variety of delicious vegan food. In this Topic of the Week, we will discuss the perspective shift that can help you enjoy your vegan lifestyle journey and how to approach plant based eating with a positive and open mindset.

Start Looking At What You Will Gain Instead of What You Are Foregoing:

Switching to a plant based diet can offer numerous benefits for your health and the environment. By going to a plant-centric lifestyle, you can increase your intake of fiber, vitamins, and minerals while reducing your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers as discussed in this AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION article. Plant based diets are also associated with a lower carbon footprint and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, making them an eco-friendly choice. Additionally, a plant based diet can help promote ethical and sustainable food practices and animal welfare, providing a sense of purpose and alignment with personal values.

Whole Foods For A Healthy Focus:

One of the great benefits of a plant based diet is that it encourages a focus on whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. These foods provide a wealth of nutrients that are important for optimal health. By incorporating a variety of whole foods into your diet, you can ensure that you are getting all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your body needs. Paired with a SIMPLE TASTY SAUCE or flavorful spice, you can take these whole foods to another level – exceeding your expectations immensely.

Sure, some recipes for plant based eating can look a little overwhelming.  But the same can be said for a lot of traditional eating, too.  Instead of saying “It’s too complicated to prepare plant based meals” you can approach it from the other angle, saying “I have brown rice, garbanzo beans, and baby bella mushrooms, what can I make today?” This gives you a fresh new perspective.  Plant based living can really be as simple as that. You can look for simple recipes that don’t have a long list of ingredients and are straightforward, like our EASY PLANT BASED RECIPES.

Delicious Vegan Diet Substitutes are Prevalent Today:

While not quite on the healthy spectrum, you can find delicious and satisfying plant based substitutes, like vegan versions of comfort foods that can satiate you while still allowing you to stick to your goal of a plant based lifestyle.  These foods are widely available today, ranging from pizza, burgers, nuggets, mac & cheese, ice cream, and more.  You really don’t have to “give up” anything – rather you have the ability to choose a favorite brand after trying out a few from your local grocery store. You can find a growing variety of simple comfort food recipes that everyone can prepare on OUR YOUTUBE PAGE that are simple to follow and under 60 seconds each.

Your Mindset is Key:

Approaching a plant based diet with a positive and open mindset can help you to see all of the delicious and nutritious foods that are available to you. Rather than focusing on what you cannot eat, focus on the abundance of foods that you can enjoy. Experiment with new recipes and ingredients, and don’t be afraid to try new foods. By embracing a plant based diet in a positive and open way, you can enjoy all of the health benefits and delicious flavors that this way of eating has to offer.