There are many paths to success when it comes to transitioning to more plant-based meals.
Check out this printable infographic all about making the switch!
Option #1: Try Copycats
There are many products on the market today that offer a plant-based alternative to popular meat dishes. Try a few and compare how they stack up in terms of taste, cost, nutrient quality, and ease of preparation. For example, consider...
- Soy Dogs
- Veggie Burgers
- "Better Than Chicken"
Option #2: Consider a New Invention
Combine a few elements and invent a whole new food!
- Think: cronuts
- Sushi donuts?
- Unicorn rice burger?
Option #3: Consider the Other Elements of a Meal
Is it possible that it's the "fixings" that surround a meat-based meal that actually pack the most appeal?
- Mashed Potatoes
- Steak Fries
- Fried Coating
Option #4: Go for a Grander Scale
Presentation matters -- make your plant-based meal pretty!
- Use a variety of colorful plant foods
- Salad Bar
Option #5: Use the Plants
This one may be my favorite -- seek out plant-based meals that stand on their own.
- Ethnic Foods (many of these have delicious stand-alone vegetarian options)
- Nuts and Nut Butters
By Judy Doherty, BS, PCII
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.