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What Does It Mean To Be Plant-Based?

If you’re like me, your Instagram feed is absolutely chock full of vegan food and new products coming out what seems like daily.  While it’s a really great thing that more people (and business) are adopting this way of life, there’s still a lot of confusion out there to what exactly plant-based is and how it differs from vegan.

I wanted to share this article with everyone to clear a few things up about plant-based diets and point out some pitfalls to watch out for.   

What Does It Mean To Be Plant-Based?

How To Create A Sustainable Plant-Based Diet

Are you thinking about starting a vegan diet, but you’re really not sure where to start...or maybe how to make it last?  Maybe you’re afraid to start because you feel like you’re going to fail anyways. Maybe you’re a week in and wonder how you could keep this going.

Finding my sustainable plant-based diet and lifestyle has kept me eating 100 % vegan for over 2 years now - and absolutely loving it.  In this article, I wanted to outline the basics on how to create a sustainable vegan diet to make you actually excited to transition.  

How To Create A Sustainable Plant-Based Diet

Vegan Diet Staples

Do you ever wonder what vegans and plant-based people actually eat on a day to day basis?  With Instagram and Pintrest flooded with perfect looking plant-based recipes, it’s hard to imagine that every meal is flawless.  

Over the past few months, I’ve seen a lot of people trying to go vegan or plant-based, wondering what to cook or what people actually eat on a day to day basis.  In reality, most people eat completely different things depending on what your daily routines are and of course if you have goals (like weight loss/ weight gain) associated with what you’re eating.  So, there’s really no one answer.

If you’re struggling with the question of where to begin or what to eat, I put together a list of general vegan diet staples to help you begin transition plant-based products into your meals.      

Vegan Diet Staples

10 Easy Tips For Switching To A Plant-Based Diet

Do you want to go vegan or plant-based, but feel it’s going to be too difficult?  Do you feel like you’re not sure exactly where to start or that you’re not going to be able to maintain the diet?  

When I first switched to a plant-based diet, I had all of these thoughts running through my head.  I felt completely overwhelmed by the thought of flipping my entire diet on its head. In recent months, I’ve seen a lot of the same hesitation that I first experienced. 

In this article, I want to give you 10 tips on how to switch to a plant-based diet.  

10 Easy Tips For Switching To A Plant-Based Diet

Why It's Important To Create A Plant-Based Lifestyle

When a lot of people think of plant-based, they think of a diet absent (or mostly absent) of meat and dairy.  Though this is a key element and arguably the most important of plant-based, the aspect of a lifestyle is not often associated with this word, but it’s the secondary core element that has allowed me to be plant-based for over 2 years now - and absolutely love it.

In this article, I wanted to share some key element in creating the plant-based lifestyle that you’ll absolutely fall in love with.   

Why It's Important To Create A Plant-Based Lifestyle

How to Meal Prep Plant-Based

Are you thinking of switching to a plant-based diet, but you’re not sure how you could possibly turn your weekly meal prep vegan?  Maybe you’re wondering if your food’s going to last or if you’re going to make enough of it.

I had all of these concerns when I first started switching over to plant-based.  I felt completely overwhelmed with the idea of even just trying it out for a few weeks since I was meal prepping 8 meals per weekday for myself.  On top of that, I was worried about the added stress of a meal coming out bad and having to scramble to compensate.       

Here is a step by step guide on how I switched over my meal prep to be completely free of animal products.  

How to Meal Prep Plant-Based

How To Make A Plant-Based Diet Affordable

A really big concern I hear all the time from people is that they’re afraid switching to a plant-based diet is going to be too expensive and really just too much hassle for what it’s worth.  In reality, a plant-based diet can actually save you money in the long-run depending on what exactly you’re buying. To help out the beginners out there, I put together a guide of common pitfalls I found when I was first starting out and how I found a way around them.

How To Make A Plant-Based Diet Affordable

5 Reasons To Switch To A Plant-Based Diet

The Economist and Forbes have both declared 2019 as “Year of the Vegan”.  More and more experts are hailing the health benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.  There have been an explosion of new dairy free and vegan products put on the shelves.

We’re putting all the hype aside and giving you 5 reasons why you should switch to a plant-based diet.   

5 Reasons To Switch To A Plant-Based Diet