Are you interested in moving to a whole-food, plant-based diet? Whether you’re looking to prevent chronic conditions like heart disease or type-2 diabetes, or you’re looking to do something positive for the planet, getting started might seem challenging. Never fear, we have the perfect guide for you! Our 30-day plant-based meal plan for beginners will walk you through everything you need to know to start on your plant-based journey.
To make things easy to follow, we’ve broken it down into meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We also included some snacks and desserts, because we know the value of having those in your life! All you’ll need to do is pick and choose your favorites. Before you know it, you’ll be done with your first 30-days and you’ll be a pro.
Read how a SkinnyMs. recipe creator, Eric O’Grey, lost 150 pounds and reversed his Type-2 Diabetes with a plant-based diet. By the way, Eric’s wife, Jaye, lost 75 pounds.
What is a Plant-Based Diet?
A plant-based diet has more of a focus on eating whole, unprocessed foods. In a nutshell, here just some of the foods included:
- Legumes and other plant-based proteins (like soybeans and seitan)
- Nuts and seeds, including nut milk, chia seeds, flax seeds
- Good fats, like avocados
- Greens – and lots of them!
- All fruits and vegetables
- Naturally occurring starches, like potatoes
- Whole grains, like oats, brown rice, and quinoa
- Maple syrup, coconut sugar, and other unrefined sugars (avoid artificial sweeteners)
- Coffee is included
Unlike other types of diets, you can enjoy a variety of foods, and you can even treat yourself to some dark chocolate! Now that you know what types of foods we’re focusing on, let’s take a look at the meal plans. Feel free to mix and match – some of the lunches would be great for dinner, and vice versa.
6 Plant-Based Salad Dressing Recipes (featured image at the top)
Sunflower Lentil Dip with Fresh Vegetables
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