Wondering how to eat more plant-based foods this year? If you’re trying to include more plant-based foods into your diet, it can seem like an overwhelming task. With help of several foodies who have recently transitioned to a fully plant-based diet, we have collected a number of tips for you to try out. These ways to include more whole, plant-based dishes into your diet are incredibly simple and require no need to expand your cooking skills set. Let’s get started.

1. INCLUDE MORE PLANT-BASED FOOD INTO EXISTING MEALS

Start by tweaking your favourite meals. By making simple switches, you can start expanding your food spectrum with a minimal amount of effort. Why not take your favourite comfort food like lasagne and recreate it with plenty of vegetables? Or take a classic pasta Bolognese and try it out with lentils instead of minced meat this time. You can also add a nutritious side salad to your main meal every day and enlarge your portions of vegetables with each meal. This way, you will still be enjoying your favourite dishes and eat more vegetables at the same time.

2. DISCOVER NEW FAVOURITES

Expand your food horizons by trying out new products. Visit a large supermarket and try out the types of fruit and vegetables you wouldn’t normally pick up. If you’re in a hurry but want to try out more plant-based dishes, pick up one of countless pre-packed vegetable mixes. It’s 2018 so supermarket isles are also absolutely packed with exciting new meat alternatives, vegan cheeses and plant-based drinks.

3. CREATE A MEAL PLAN

Want to eat more plant-based foods this year? Getting more organised about your food habits and planning ahead will make sure you’ve got your cravings under control. Lots of plant-based dishes will be less filling than their meat versions, so make sure to stock on nutritious snacks.

4. FIND A PARTNER

Getting started with more plant-based diets is so much easier with a help from your friend or acquaintance! Get connected with someone who has plenty of experience and can share delicious recipes and get you acquainted with local shops with plenty of plant-based options. Your friend can also double as accountability partner!

5. GET INVOLVED ONLINE

Online communities like Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook are full of inspiration! Plenty of food photographers, nutrition coaches and long-term veggies have created an expanding community you can learn and get ideas from.

For more inspiration, check out our recipes section!

This concludes our list of tips! Even without transition to fully vegetarian or vegan diets, you can significantly reduce your consumption of processed meats. Moreover, discovering new dishes you never knew you loved can be a fulfilling and exciting adventure!