The New Year is a great opportunity to start fresh with new habits (and to ditch some of the old ones that aren’t serving us anymore). The major theme that emerges for most people is that they want to feel their best. But how do we realistically do this without overwhelming our routines with extra to-do's and "shoulds"?
Eating more plants is one of the essentials for keeping our health in check and our energy levels up. Whether you’re vegan or just dabbling in a plant-based lifestyle, there are plenty of ways to make sure you’re eating lots of plants without sacrificing flavor or time—or even animal protein. It’s important to remember that eating plant-based doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing, and it can be as simple as adding a few more vegetables to your routine. (As a note, vegan diets typically refer to not eating animal products for ethical reasons; plant-based diets, rather, focus on including as many plant-based ingredients as possible.)
Here are a few ways you can use food to feel your best this year: