You’re a true nature lover. You know that spending time outside lifts your mood in a special way, enriching your mind and spirit. Same goes for what you’re putting into your body — eating green just feels good. A plant-based lifestyle doesn’t have to be so intimidating that you don’t even glance in its direction. There are plenty of small ways to get on board with eating more colors and less processed food.
Look for plant-based alternatives to your favorite recipes …
You don’t need to give up foods you crave, like pasta or buffalo wings, when there are substitutes like legume-based noodles that use chickpeas, black beans, and red lentils instead of flour. Learn how to make crispy oven-baked cauliflower wings instead of flour-dredged and fried chicken wings. This way you’re getting not only fiber — keeping you full longer, and less likely to crave cookies around 2:00 in the afternoon — and vitamins and minerals, but you’re eliminating things like saturated and trans fats, sodium, and added sugars.
… and other energy-fueled alternatives
When you’re eating plant-based meals like crispy baked falafel sandwiches loaded with fresh herbs and veggies, hearty salads and grain bowls, and even vegan Crunchwraps, your body’s breaking down whole foods in a quick and timely manner, while absorbing the nutrition and making those nutrients work for your body. Say “Yes please!” to eating food for energy.
Treat your gut to probiotics
If your diet consists of mainly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans, you’re likely to have a healthier microbiome, which can mean better digestion and regularity. Everyone wants (or should want!) a healthier gut. If you’d like to get some extra credit on your gut homeostasis, you’re going to need our Fortify Women’s 30 Billion Daily Probiotic. These daily probiotic capsules are formulated with diverse and researched probiotic strains to help support not only digestive, but immune and women’s health, too.*
More easy ways to add plants to your daily diet:
- Store dried fruit and nuts in your work or gym bag
- Try extra soft tofu with chili crisp on top for an easy dinner
- Make a fruit salad; sub the under-ripe cantaloupe and honeydew for berries, bananas, and mango if it’s in season
- How many "green" things can you fit on a sandwich? Hummus, veggies, mashed avocado, sprouts — load it up!