Want to know how you can live a little more plant based? If you want to get one step closer to being healthier and greener, then these tips will help.
Plant Based Diet
Have you ever considered going on a plant based diet? I have to admit if you would have me choose from a plate of salad and a plate of steak, I think I’ll choose the steak. Meat is a great source of protein, but did you know that you can also get all the nutrients that you need from plants? In case you don’t, I’ll tell you more about it. Here are 9 ways you can eat a more plant based diet and live a more plant based life! ????
Disclaimer: I’m not going vegetarian (I don’t think I can) but being a little greener can sure make a difference! 🙂
10 Ways To Eat A More Plant-Based Diet For Healthy Happy Homesteading
1. Get Omega 3 Fatty Acids from Plants
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Why is it recommended to eat fish? It’s because of the omega 3 fatty acids of course. If you’re planning to become more plant-based, you can start with this. You’ll be surprised at how many plants there are that are a great source. Get 9 sources here.
2. Better Butter
Butter is a dairy product made from milk as you probably know. So since it came from livestock, technically it should be something to avoid. I know it’s hard but luckily there are a couple of alternatives you can try. There’s even this glorious vegan butter substitute recipe that’s super easy to make.
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3. Meat Alternatives
Meat has always been the best source of protein but it’s always good to stay away from it for some time. You’d be glad to know that there are other sources of protein. Check them out here.
4. The Power of Tahini
Tahini is a condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame seed. It’s used in a lot of recipes but did you know that this amazing condiment is the key to a creamy salad dressing. Try it by following this tahini recipe.
5. Non-Dairy Creamy Coffee
Don’t overlook the little things. If you’re not drinking your coffee black, finding the right creamer without the dairy may be a bit tricky. Well good thing you can make this three-ingredient Non-Dairy Coconut Coffee Creamer, it will save your morning.
6. Non-Dairy Milk
I love milk, especially when I can get it fresh from the homestead. But since we’re trying to be a little more plant based, these non-dairy milks will ensure you won’t miss the dairy version. Check them out here.
7. Calcium Without the Dairy
And since we’re in the topic of milk, you can still get your recommended dose of calcium from plants. I’m sure you’ll also love these alternatives.
8. Dairy-Free Spreads
Mayo on your sandwich has always been the norm. But it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a slice without that condiment. Here are 10 substitutes that may help you enjoy it more.
9. Savory Dark Chocolate
I’m not going to deny, I’m a fan of milk chocolate, the sweetness and flavor… Ugh! But there’s that complex flavor that dark chocolate brings. So before you grab a bar, check the ingredients. The darker, the better! – And the more plant-based!
10. Eat Cruciferous Vegetables To Support Thyroid Health
It’s important to know what different effects vitamins and nutrients can have on your health. If you’re thyroid deficient, consider dark leafy green and colorful cruciferous vegetables to support your thyroid hormone. Click here for a list of healthy cruciferous vegetables and their benefits.
Want to see what one plant-based vegan eats in a day? Check it out from Christine Kobzeff: