What is a plant-based diet?
A plant-based or plant-forward eating lifestyle focuses on foods derived primarily from plants. This includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, legumes, and beans.
Plant-based vs. Vegan
Surprisingly, there is a difference between being plant-based and being vegan. A vegan diet eliminates all animal products including meats, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy, while a plant-based diet does not necessarily omit animal products, but instead, focuses on the aspect of eating nutrient-dense plants from the earth.
Why my blog is mostly plant-based...
My personal experience with plant-based cooking has opened my eyes to a whole realm of food and nutrition that I wouldn’t have believed possible. I uncovered the versatility and variety of so many different superfoods, discovered how easy it is to substitute meats, dairy, and eggs, with plant-powered ingredients, and had fun producing creative recipes made solely from plants! Through a plant-based diet, I was able to rediscover and appreciate the bountiful beauty of the earth! My journey of growth and knowledge has inspired me to share what I’ve learned through what I find to be a door-opener to an exciting new world of food and science!
Shifting the Focus Away from 'Meat vs. No Meat'
One of the biggest holes that many, including me, fell into, when first becoming vegan or plant-based was the no meat vs. meat debate, or the meat-eaters vs. vegans argument. It has been a very widely discussed topic in the diet and lifestyle communities of the modern world. But through my experience, I have come to realize that labels and titles attached to our diets are meaningless. What matters most is our outlook on food and nutrition and learning to find the perfect balance for our own bodies. Every body is different. And every body requires different nutrients to feel strong. That is the beauty of it. And that is why the purpose of this blog is not to promote a certain diet or lifestyle. But instead, to inspire new thoughtfulness and mindfulness into what we put into our bodies every day.