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.
What is a Plant-Based Diet?
A plant-based diet is another way of saying “vegan,” but it focuses on starting small and changing slowly. It also has more of a focus on eating whole, unprocessed foods. In a nutshell, here are the things you can eat:
- Beans and other plant-based proteins (like soybeans and seitan)
- Nuts and seeds, including nut milk, chia seeds, and quinoa (which is actually a seed).
- Lots of good fats, like avocados and olive oil
- Greens – and lots of them!
- A variety of other fruits and vegetables
- Naturally occurring starches, like potatoes, brown rice, and oats
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.
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