Transitioning to a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet – Step 4

STEP #4: INCREASE THE BEANS/LEGUMES If you are already using legumes like black beans, navy beans, kidney beans, garbanzo/chickpeas, split peas, lentils, soy beans and/or peanuts in your diet, then this step is easy. You can simply increase the amount and how regularly you eat of this nutrient dense category in your diet. However, if…

Transitioning to a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet – Step 3

STEP #3: CHOOSE SMART SNACKS Need something to tide you over until lunch or dinner? Children tend to need to eat more frequently than adults, so would often benefit from snacks between meals. There are a few key reasons why. Children, especially younger children, tend to have high energy levels and smaller stomach capacities. In general,…

Transitioning to a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet – Step 2

STEP #2: SWITCH TO WHOLE-GRAIN OPTIONS This is an easy 2nd step. Right here, you can immediately make a big difference to your diet by choosing whole-grain options the next time you go grocery shopping. Examples are brown rice, whole wheat flour, bran, whole wheat tortillas, whole-grain pasta and whole-wheat breads or bread products. The…