Moms will always want what’s best for their families, and that’s particularly true when it comes to meals. On the quest to find nutritious and delicious foods that everyone in the family will actually enjoy, they may consider switching over to plant-based eating habits. But what is plant-based eating, exactly? Plant-based eating means not consuming animal products and instead focusing on fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, and nuts. Need an extra incentive before you even consider giving up chicken nuggets, burgers, and bacon? Check out the benefits of going veggie. According to the Mayo Clinic, people with plant-based eating lifestyles have a lower risk of heart-disease than meat eaters do.
One tricky part of moving a family toward plant-based foods can be knowing how to get started. It helps to take things slow, as a sudden switch to plant-based eating could be upsetting to kids (especially picky eaters) who need time to adjust to new flavors. Instead, start out with a few meatless meals a week, and gradually transition as a family. Romper partnered with Amazing Grass, a company that specializes in organic, plant-based nutrition, to create this list of first steps you can take if you want to give plant-based eating a try.