Today's question is...
"What is the first step to going plant-based?"
What an insightful question! I’m so thrilled that you asked it.
When making the shift from eating animal product (meat, dairy, eggs), start by becoming aware of what’s on your plate. What percentage of animals are on your plate? Is meat taking center stage? What could you switch out for that steak/burger/meatloaf/roast? What is this choice doing to my health, my planet?
After getting in touch with what’s on your plate, begin to make at least one plant-powered choice a day. Can you start with breakfast? What about this beautiful breakfast bowl? Or how about having a Collard Green Wrap for lunch? For dinner try a Hemp Protein Packed Salad. Try a simple easy but nutrient-packed bowl of legumes, brown rice, Bragg Nutritional Yeast, pink sea salt, EVCO. Bonus is that a bowl of legumes and rice is economical too!
Once you get in the habit of making conscious eating choices your awareness will continue to move to the next level and over time animal product choices will fall away and plant-based choices will naturally fall into place.
Become a label reading wizard! Read. Every. Label. Dairy lurks in many products. Which leads me to say this: we aren’t trying to replace meat products per say, but instead striving to eat as many fresh, organic plants as possible. Have your plate FILLED with these amazing, nourishing, nutrient-rich plants!
Special note: I’m going to offer an I AM PLANTS course very shortly where you can learn how to eat plants alone. It’s quite simple, actually!
Additional resources to check out:
Forks Over Knives (documentary)
The Plantpower Way (book)
Plant-powered Families (book)