With the new year, many of us health-minded individuals set out to make nutrition-related resolutions. Often this means “eating healthier” which can be vague so I encourage my readers and clients to get more specific.
Like I mentioned last week, one of my goals for 2017 is to incorporate more plant-based meals into my diet. Not just lots of veggies but plant-proteins as well like legumes, nuts, seeds and grains like quinoa.
Having collaborating with Veestro in the past and shared them with television viewers in the southeast, I was thrilled when they reached out to me about partaking in their 21-day challenge of plant-based meals.
Their ‘Yes I Can’ Challenge is a 21-day program with the goal of encouraging more plant-based eating and mind, body and soul wellness in the year of 2017.
In additional to receiving Veestro meals and juices to enjoy during the course of 21 days, you also are automatically subscribed to their weekly emails that include fitness tips, workouts and motivational content to reach you nutrition and health-related goals in the new year.
As a dietitian, I know that eating more plant-based is typically better for not only your heart but your digestion as well.
Plant-foods are inherently low or devoid of saturated fat which is a fat that is not good for us in excess from a heart-health perspective. Additionally, plant foods are high in fiber which not only helps remove cholesterol from the blood stream to keep our arteries clean and healthy, it also aids in digestion and elimination.
You don’t need to eat 100% plant-based to be healthy. As a dietitian, I do advocate a more balanced approach to eating, which makes this challenge a great place to start since you can simply incorporate one plant-based meal a day.
Some of my favorites so far have been the oatmeal breakfast pie made with organic sweet potato, walnuts and chia seeds and golden chickpea stew made with cauliflower and quinoa. SO yum!
If you are interested in partaking in the challenge you can join here and use code 21DAYSMS for 20% off meal packs.
I plan to share a lot more plant-based meals and snacks in the new year. I LOVE seeing what you make so don’t forget to share your plant-based meals with me on Instagram!
Thank you Veestro for sponsoring this post. I only partner with brands that I personally use and believe in.