How to Eat a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

 

I've been a vegetarian for more than half my life, and eating a nutritious and largely plant-based diet has become second nature for me. But it wasn't always that way, and I know firsthand how challenging it can be at first to eat a balanced plant-based diet. Wondering what following this type of diet really means and how it differs from vegan or vegetarian eating plans? Curious about delicious, go-to meal optionsas well as ingredients dietitians recommend you keep in your pantry and fridge? Read on to get all the ins and outs of eating a plant-based diet!

 

Here is how to eat a healthy plant-based diet. If you are searching for a whole food plant-based plan to bring you health benefits, this way of eating may be for you and your family. #amyseatlist #WFPB #plantbased #vegandiet #vegetariandiet

 

Everything You Should Know Before Trying A Plant-Based Diet


Vegan, vegetarian, WFPB, and Meatless Monday are all hot terms in the plant-based eating realm. What do all these words mean? Get some decoding help in my interview with WomensHealthMag.com, plus learn how a plant-based diet can help you 
eat healthier.

 

Here is how to eat a healthy plant-based diet. If you are searching for a whole food plant-based plan to bring you health benefits, this way of eating may be for you and your family. #amyseatlist #WFPB #plantbased #vegandiet #vegetariandiet

 

Is Nutritional Yeast Healthy?


Nutritional yeast is the cheese of the plant-based world. If you're vegan or a plant-based eater, this is a top food I recommend you add to your pantry. Is it healthy? I weigh in via this WellandGood.com post. While I won't be giving up cheese anytime soon, I may be adding a dash or two of "nooch" to sandwiches, homemade 
grain bowls, and other dishes!

 

Here is how to eat a healthy plant-based diet. If you are searching for a whole food plant-based plan to bring you health benefits, this way of eating may be for you and your family. #amyseatlist #WFPB #plantbased #vegandiet #vegetariandiet

 

Amy's Recipe of the Week: Vegan Mediterranean Prune Salad

 

Salads are my jam, so I've spent plenty of time experimenting with combos and flavors. This Mediterranean-diet-inspired entree is a creation I'm quite proud of! Prunes are the shining star of this deliciously sweet salad that also touts edamame, almonds, and roasted beets. I think you'll love this plant-based delight.

 

Here is how to eat a healthy plant-based diet. If you are searching for a whole food plant-based plan to bring you health benefits, this way of eating may be for you and your family. #amyseatlist #WFPB #plantbased #vegandiet #vegetariandiet

 

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I'd love for you to sound off! What are your favorite ways to incorporate plant-based eating into a day? What are your burning plant-based-eating questions?

  

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Amy Gorin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, media personality, and writer in the NYC area.