I am always on the move, but wherever I go, I always try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A few years ago, I started to follow a plant-based diet, and the health benefits, as well as how easy it was to follow, really surprised me. Now, I have so much more energy, stronger nails and I am the healthiest I have ever been.
To show just how easy it can be, I wanted to share a few tips on how you can incorporate more plant-based meals in to your lifestyle – believe me it is worth it!
Firstly, start your day plant-based
I always start my day with a good breakfast. I have noticed there is so much more choice when it comes to plant-based breakfast options now. Whether it is fruit, porridge, or avocado on toast that you enjoy, there is something out there for everyone. For my busy mornings, I love the new range of cereals W.K. Kellogg, which are purely plant powered. With no added sugar, the cereal is a great way to have a nutritious breakfast when busy – my favourite is the Super Grains Granola Cranberry, Sultana and Spelt which I eat with chilled almond milk.
Being plant-based doesn’t mean boring
Sometimes people assume plant-based foods are boring and bland, but there is so much more variety and choice out there now! Brands are now constantly creating products, which cater to vegetarians and vegans as the lifestyle becomes more popular – it is just a case of looking a little closer and seeing what is out there on offer in supermarkets.
Get on social media to feel inspired
Online there are so many articles and social posts to inspire you. I recently made and shared a granola pizza on my Instagram for instance… something you can easily try yourself now W.K. Kellogg has a delicious granola! So many amazing Instagrammers follow a plant-based diet. They are constantly posting recipes to inspire their followers to get involved – I am just one of the many! So get on social media, be part of our community and feel inspired.
Embed yourself in the culture
More and more plant-based restaurants and cafes are opening in and around the UK. Instead of going to your usual haunt and hoping they cater for you, look up a vegan or vegetarian restaurant in your area and give them a go. It is a great way to try new and exciting vegan recipes – it may even give you inspiration for your next dish.
After all, eating more plant-based foods is a positive thing, so enjoy the associated health benefits. You will learn lots about just how much you can eat as you introduce more meals in to your diet. It has never been easier to eat plant-based, so enjoy the journey!