Many people start out going vegan by quitting meat and dairy ‘cold tofu.’ One day they wake up and it’s plant-based eating from then on. But for others, a gradual dial down of animal products is in order.
The problem is, when you eliminate animal products, you need something to replace them with. Otherwise you’ll go hungry! Eliminating foods also creates a perception that a vegan diet is about deprivation, which is so not true.
Simply enjoying more fruits and vegetables in your diet is a great way to introduce plant-based habits into your eating. It also helps increase your comfort level in shopping and preparing these foods. When you’re ready to let go of animal products, you’ll already be equipped with vegan options.
Eating more plants is tasty and satisfying. And then there’s the disease-fighting antioxidants. But it also needs to be easy. Here are three ways with simple recipes to add more plants: