Transitioning to Plant-based
One of the easiest ways to transition to plant-based eating is to update or revise your current favorite recipes. You know, the ones that you eat most often. For me, this would be spaghetti bolognese and tacos. Most meals can be prepared healthier so don’t be afraid to experiment. They won’t all be winners the first time you try but don’t give up.
How to experiment with recipes?
The main goal of experimenting with recipes is to make them plant-based. We want to replace as much of the meat and dairy as we can with ingredients that are healthy for us and provide our bodies with beneficial nutrients and fiber that fight common diseases.
Keep in mind that there may be multiple plant-based options available for each dish that you’re experimenting with. There are multiple options for substituting meat, dairy, and eggs. Keep trying until you find the one that suits your tastes.
Ingredient Substitution Tips
- Aim for minimally processed ingredients when possible.
- Steer clear of fake meats as there are healthier alternatives.
- Don’t be afraid to explore unfamiliar ingredients.
- Foods may taste different with different cooking methods.
Extra Firm Tofu
Ground Chia Seeds
My Favorite Cooksbooks
Healthy & Easy Plant-based Recipes
These are cookbooks that I have, enjoy and use regularly. I encourage you to check them out. If you own other plant-based cookbooks that you enjoy, I’d love to hear about them. Send me a message so I can check them out.
My Favorite Food Bloggers
Vegan and Vegetarian Food Bloggers
I’ve made several recipes from these food bloggers and they’ve been great. I recommend following all of these bloggers for great recipes. Don’t forget to also sign up for their newsletters and follow them on Instagram for the beautiful food photography.