Here are a few tips to help you enjoy eating a whole food, plant-based diet every day. It takes a bit of planning and extra work to get off of processed foods and junk foods but these tips will help make it easier and tastier!
Eating more whole foods means making more food from scratch. Getting fresh produce delivered to your door saves time and ensures that you will always have fresh ingredients! The fresher and healthier the plants are the tastier they will be!
Try: Organics Live (In the Hamilton and Toronto Area) or search for an organic delivery service in your area.
Spend a few hours one or two days a week cooking and you will find that the other days can be very productive and relaxed because you will be able to grab meals from your fridge or freezer. I like to have a grain and a soup made at all times. It’s easy to quickly add a can of beans and stir fry some veggies in about 10 minutes and have a meal when rice or quinoa is already cooked. And a hearty soup with beans, rice and veggies or a lentil based dhal soup is a great lunch or dinner.
Try: Veggie Chili, Black or Brown Rice, Quinoa, Dhal Soup, Black Bean Soup (see our Whole Foods Challenge Page for some simple recipes.)
Smoothies and sauces make a whole food diet tasty, easy and satisfying. Take a few minutes to look up fun smoothie recipes and sauces. You can usually make these kinds of recipes in 5 minutes or less. If you make a sauce up ahead of time and have it in the fridge for the week you can add it on to veggies or rice to make your meal a bit tastier and more interesting. Sauces made with almond butter, beans, sunflower seeds or tahini are also very filling and nutritionally dense. They are great to use as a snack as well with some raw chopped veggies.
Try: Green Smoothies, Hummus, Tahini Thai Sauce
you can find some of these recipes on my recipe page!
I hope these tips are helpful to you! Be in touch with me if you have any questions. I’d love to hear from you.