5 Easy Ways To Adopt A More Plant-Based Diet
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Looking into our crystal ball to predict one of the biggest food trends of 2019, we’re seeing a lot of green. That’s right — according to a recent report from Future Market Insights, the plant-based snacks industry will continue to grow with such momentum that it will be worth more than $73 billion globally within the next decade. More specifically, salty vegan snacks will be worth $20 billion by that time.
But the question remains: How can you incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet without doing a total overhaul of your kitchen pantry and learning all new cooking skills? Because if the lifestyle change doesn’t fit seamlessly into your existing routine, you’re going to have a much tougher time sticking to it.
To make that process easier, here are five simple ways to adopt a more plant-based diet, along with delicious products that will help you do it.
1. Start your day in a new way.
Swap dairy-based milks and yogurts in your breakfast for plant-based options like Good Karma Foods’ Unsweetened Flaxmilk + Protein, which delivers 8 grams of plant-based protein per serving, as well as heart health-boosting benefits of omega-3 fatty acids found in flax. Good Karma’s Flaxmilk is also free of all major allergens and has a neutral flavor profile and creamy texture that won’t take away from your traditional breakfast, setting it apart from other plant-based options.
2. Lighten up your dips and spreads.
Plant-based alternatives for your favorite calorie-laden dips and spreads can make your snacks healthier and tastier at the same time. For instance, Hope Foods’ Buffalo Bleu Hummus provides the flavor and heat of your traditional buffalo sauce but clocks in with only 50 calories per serving. It’s the perfect pairing for cauliflower “wings” at your next Sunday sports gathering.
3. Take an alternative route on Meatless Mondays.
Commit to Meatless Monday without feeling like you’re missing out on your favorite meals by trying the world’s meatiest fruit: jackfruit. Jackfruit is rich in fiber, has a meat-like texture and takes on any flavor you pair it with (similar to tofu). Since it can be hard to prep the fruit on your own, use a ready-to-enjoy option instead, like The Jackfruit Company’s BBQ Jackfruit, in tacos, a pulled “pork” sandwich or even on a plant-based pizza.
4. Get in touch with your hunter-gatherer roots.
MyPlate recommends two cup-size servings of fruit per day, but only one in 12 Americans meets that requirement, according to the CDC. The good news? By channeling your inner forager, you can enjoy a more plant-based diet and up your fruit intake seamlessly. If you’re not a fan of gnawing on raw carrots or apples, try Fruit Bliss Fruit & Nut Bites, which combine organic sun-ripened dried fruit made delicious through an innovative steaming process with dates, hazelnuts and cacao nibs to help you enjoy fruit in a snack form that’s perfectly crave-worthy.
5. Give your cookies a makeover.
Yes, you can enjoy sweet, deliciously snackable cookies on a plant-based diet. Sejoyia Coco-Thins are made with only five to seven ingredients (depending on the flavor), including foods you’re likely trying to eat more of on your plant-based diet like coconut and cashews. Coco-Thins have a taste and texture that’s truly addictive while also being low in sugar, so you can snack on them by the handful without any guilt.
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