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Making Healthier Choices: Benefits of Eating Vegan At Least Once A Week

January 11, 2018

Good Morning, loves! I know a lot of you probably have goals to eat healthier in the New Year, yes? I know I do! Whether it be cutting out sweets or eating out less, I think it’s safe to say we’re all trying to make healthier choices in general! With this in mind, I thought I’d share some of my personal goals, and how I make realistic, practical choices every day that I know will set me up for success. In my case, it comes from a place of wanting to be good to my body and to the earth… I try to stick to as plant-based of a diet as I can, and to choose vegan options whenever possible. I went completely vegan for three months a while back, and I can honestly say that I felt amazing! I felt more energized and just all around lighter on my feet. While a totally vegan lifestyle might not be realistic for a lot of people (myself included!), there are small changes that we can make day to day that will help us rely on plants more and animal proteins a little less!

One thing that I love to do is to fill my plate with veggies first and then add in proteins and fat second. This ensures that I’m getting enough of the good stuff that is so SO good for me! Another tip is to always keep pre-cut veggies in the fridge for easy snacking! I know that if I have celery, carrots, cucumber, etc. ready to go, I’m wayyyy less likely to go for something less nutritious like crackers or chips! Try dipping them in hummus too, it’s my fav!! I love a good smoothie in the morning too. Try adding a handful of spinach or a few pieces of frozen cauliflower… I swear you won’t even notice they’re in there!

Sometimes it’s hard to stick to a plant-based diet when eating out, but usually, restaurants are really great about swapping things out for you! I like to order a side salad or steamed veggies instead of fries on the side, and most places always have vegetarian options if you just ask!

If you’re thinking about switching things up and opting for a more vegetarian-based diet, just make sure you’re still getting enough protein from other sources! Some of my favorite protein sources are lentils, quinoa, garbanzo beans, and tempeh!

I would LOVE to hear about all of your health goals for 2018, comment below! Have an amazing weekend, friends <3

Xoxo,

Witney

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2 Comments

  • Reply Ashley Christopher January 17, 2018 at 7:39 am

    This sounds delicious! I’d love to try it sometime. One of my favorite healthy staples is a kale smoothie (just a ton of kale, fresh pineapple juice, and ice). It’s amazing. Do you put dressing on your bowls or just eat them plain?

    • Reply tycars January 17, 2018 at 11:27 am

      I love to make a simple dressing of just lemon juice and olive oil! There are also a ton of healthy salad dressing brands that I love – try Tessemae’s or Primal Kitchen!

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