Plant Based General Foods

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Why Choose Plant Based Foods?

Embracing a plant based lifestyle can lead to a healthier you, a greener planet, and a more compassionate world.

Shifting to a plant based lifestyle offers a multitude of compelling reasons. It’s a sustainable choice that reduces your carbon footprint and supports environmental conservation. Embracing plant based foods can lead to improved health outcomes, with lower risks of chronic diseases like heart conditions and diabetes. Ethically, it aligns with concerns about animal welfare, promoting a compassionate relationship with our fellow creatures. Moreover, a plant based diet encourages diversity in your meals, introducing a rich array of fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. Lastly, it fosters a mindful connection to your food sources and can spark creativity in the kitchen.

We have compiled a few of our recommended brands as a great way to start your plant based journey.

This page covers a range of plant based general foods not found on our other category pages.
These are NOT paid sponsorships, just some tried and true options on the market.

Let's Explore Some Plant Based General Foods

Plant Based Tofu
Plant Based Falafel
Plant Based Dumplings
Plant Based Black Bean Burger
Plant Based Jackfruit
Plant Based Mac & Cheese
Plant Based Snacks

Plant Based Tofu:

Nasoya Extra Firm Tofu


Extra Firm Tofu

This is very good and widely available to find

House Foods Firm Tofu

House Foods

Firm Tofu

We love this because there is very little liquid to press out, so it saves a little prep time

Nasoya Plantspired Tofu Baked


Plantspired Tofu Baked (Assorted Flavors)

Already “cooked,” we like this right out of the package or tossed in an air fryer to slightly crisp

Plant Based Falafel:

Trader Joe's Falafel Mix

Trader Joe's

Falafel Mix

Just mix together and cook according to the package.Β  Very good

Sol Cuisine Plant Based Falafel

Sol Cuisine

Sol Cuisine Plant Based Falafel

A little hard to find, but tasty.Β  Package says “spicy” but we would call it more “flavorful” than spicy

Plant Based Dumplings:

Trader Joe's Thai Vegetable Gyoza

Trader Joe's

Thai Vegetable Gyoza

This has been a favorite for many years.Β  Dip in the Trader Joe’s Gyoza Dipping Sauce for perfection

Nasoya Tofu Vegetable Dumplings


Nasoya Tofu Vegetable Dumplings

These are really good!Β  Can be found at many grocery chains

Plant Based Black Bean Burger:

Gardein Chipotle Black Bean Burger


Chipotle Black Bean Burger

Very tasty, but a little harder to find lately

O Organics Black Bean Burger

O Organics

Black Bean Burger

This is an Albertson’s Grocery Chain private label brand.Β  Very good

Plant Based Jackfruit:

Trader Joe's Green Jackfruit in Brine

Trader Joe's

Green Jackfruit in Brine

This is amazing!Β  So like pork in so many recipes

Raw Jackfruit

Jackfruit - Raw

Found in Grocery Produce Department

This massive prehistoric looking fruit is found in your grocers produce department.Β  It can look a little overwhelming, but carved up it can be a great substitute for any most any “meat”

Plant Based Mac & Cheese:

Banza Mac & Cheese


Plant-Based Shells & Vegan Cheddar

This is VERY tasty and has more fiber & protein than a regular mac & cheese

Daiya Deluxe Mac & Cheeze Cheddar Style


Deluxe Mac & Cheeze - Cheddar Style

We like the creaminess in this thick β€œcheeze” packet when you pour it onto the noodles

Goodles Vegan is Believin


Vegan is Believin'

This box seems a bit smaller than the others, but solidly good

Plant Based Snacks:

Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili


Spicy Sweet Chili

Really hits the spot!Β  Please note, these are commonly accepted as Vegan due to ingredients, but not listed as Vegan on the packaging.Β  Use your discretion

Explore Plant Based Swaps For More Conventional Foods

Plant Based Beef
Plant Based Chicken
Plant Based Fish
Plant Based Eggs
Plant Based Dairy
Plant Based Desserts