Top 7 Tips for Healthy, Plant-based Eating
Eating healthy, made easy!
Teaming up with Califa Farms alongside clinical nutritionist, author and international health blogger, Jessica Sepel, we’re here to share seven tips to develop healthier, plant based eating habits. Jessica, who’s passionate about helping people find a balance and have a healthy relationship with food. She believes that by following her seven steps paired with balance and rest will in return help combat sweet cravings and binging.
1. Learn to love smoothies
Incorporate smoothies into your diet for an extra protein and nutrient hit. Why not consider adding a big handful of spinach, frozen zucchini, some avocado and unsweetened almond milk for a lower calorie and no sugar liquid?
2. Use protein powder
Adding a source of plant-based protein powder (such as pea, rice or hemp) is a great way to supercharge your smoothie bowls and smoothies.
3. Almond milk
Almond milk is our favourite plant-based milk as it’s incredibly tasty and works wonderfully in smoothies, oats, chia pudding, soups, cakes and more! Why not opt for unsweetened vanilla almond milk – it’s sugar-free and has a deliciously nutty flavour, without being too overpowering.
4. Eat lots of greens
Cook some veggies in a pan with a little water and tamari, and add lots of baby spinach. This is a fantastic nutrient-dense side. You can alternate between spinach, shredded kale, brussels sprouts, zucchini and any other green veggies you can think of. Finish them with a squeeze of fresh lemon and a sprinkle of chilli flakes.
5. Up your vitamin B12 intake
Increase your intake by eating a range of lentils, beans and leafy greens like broccoli, spinach and kale.
6. Get your protein
Each day, consume a combination of protein-rich foods such as nuts, seeds, legumes, beans, quinoa, broccoli, avocado and rice/pea protein powder.
7. Avoid refined starches
Unfortunately this includes white bread, white rice, bagels, cereals and pasta. It’s easy to fall into the trap of eating bread at every meal, so choose gluten-free grains instead. Enjoy potatoes and sweet potatoes in moderation.