The plant-based diet focuses on eating whole, plant-based ingredients. You stop eating animal products like meat, cheese, dairy products, eggs, etc., the plant-based diet focuses on eating plant-based items like veggies, legumes, fruits, healthy non-animal fats and whole grains.
One common misconception about eating a plant-based diet plan is that you will lack protein. Surprisingly, plant-based protein sources like quinoa, kale, and chia have high amounts of plant-based protein.
Another thing to be mindful of if you are considering a plant-based diet is to look for things that are actually plant-based! For example, you may think that pasta is an OK option since it doesn’t contain animal proteins. Nope!
Grains can be tricky so look for plant-based pastas like those made from spelt, whole wheat, quinoa, or lentils. As I learn more about the plant-based diet I am focusing on gluten-free items as well. What works for you has to be a personal choice but I love the benefits!
Thanks to Sarah over at Making Thyme For Health