Top 5 Convenient Plant-Based Foods

Picture this: you’ve just gotten home from a long day. You have family members who need you, friends you want to catch up with, or maybe a favorite tv show you’ve been looking forward to. Plus, you have to make dinner or maybe plan for tomorrow’s meals and you wonder how to fit it all in. 

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Foods to Keep You Full

As someone who loves food and loves to eat, one of my favorite things about eating a whole food, plant-based diet is that nearly all of the foods that I can eat have a lower calorie density than their animal-based or processed counterparts. This basically means that I can eat more volume and still be eating fewer calories - a win in my book! 

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The Musical Fruit

Remember this little ditty? Beans, beans the musical fruit, The more you eat the more you toot, The more you toot, the better you feel, So eat your beans at every meal! It’s true!  Plant-based diets are higher in fiber so as people transition to this lifestyle, a common occurrence is to experience a bitRead more The post The Musical Fruit appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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What’s Wrong with Fake Meat?

A common tendency among people transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet is to find those delicious recipes or meals that include a meat substitute.  I understand why people would crave the one thing that was the center of their dinner plate for decades.  It’s likely you are missing the flavor, texture, and colors ofRead more The post What’s Wrong with Fake Meat? appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Swap the Meat for Whole Plant Substitutes

A common tendency among people transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet is to find those delicious recipes or meals that include a meat substitute.  I understand why people would crave the one thing that was the center of their dinner plate for decades.  It’s likely you are missing the flavor, texture, and colors of meat, which fake meat products mimic.  The biggest concerns with many of these products, however, are the isolated soy proteins, textured protein, excessive use of oils, and salts they contain.  You have to pick your battles if you are using these products, but here are some guidelines I use when choosing to play around in the fake meat arena.

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What The Heck Is An Instant Pot® and How Do I Use It?

Laura Dietrich As a plant-based eater I have heard quite a few people rave about their Instant Pots.  The only problem for me was that I knew very little about what it was or how to use it.  A friend demonstrated making black beans from scratch and I instantly wanted to have one of myRead more The post What The Heck Is An Instant Pot® and How Do I Use It? appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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