Eating Plant Based has so many benefits, but sometimes the newly health-conscious find it hard to make the switch. You may be thinking eating a plant-based meal means bland lettuce with a few carrots, tomatoes and onions topped off with store bought low-calorie dressing. Wrong! To get your creative cooking juices flowing, I have rounded up a few quick ideas to incorporating more plant-based foods to your diet. I am crossing my fingers that this will inspire my readers to experiment with “flavoring”, to make any plant-based food delicious!
Combine these seasonings and flavors to enhance your meals:
Mixed with Cooked Veggies:
Honey/Lemon Juice/Olive Oil
Mustard (reg. or Dijon)/ Walnuts or Almonds/Olive Oil
For Salad Toppings:
Olive Oil/Red Wine Vinegar/Onion (red or white) can be combined to make these toppings:
Avocado (chopped), or
Mango (chopped), or
Pear and/or Orange (chopped), Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Walnuts
Grilled Pineapple/Red Onion/Mustard/Orange Juice/Olive Oil
White Beans (canned & rinsed) can be combined with:
Red Onion/Oil/Vinegar, or
I also keep on hand Bragg’s Liquid Aminos as a natural soy sauce alternative. It’s amazing!
One other obstacle I’ve noticed to eating healthy is being too tired at the end of the workday to prep your ingredients. If you can set aside one or two nights a week to chop your fruits and veggies and keep in containers, then you have won half the battle. Happy cooking!