Vegans who adhere to a plant-based lifestyle leave meat products off their plates, but thanks to an expansion in innovative, plant-based foods to meet the growing demand, the makings for a fully plant-based breakfast, including bacon-like “meat” and eggy-tasting “eggs,” is perfectly possible.
If you’ve recently switched to a plant-based diet, your focus on foods that come from plant sources and those that are minimally processed won’t make planning your next brunch as challenging as you might think.
Those who are looking to carve out a healthier lifestyle could consider the pescatarian diet. Pescatarians avoid meat and poultry, choosing instead to eat fish and seafood, along with the foods that vegetarians commonly eat – fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, dairy and eggs.
Owners Kristin and Colin Franger have been experimenting with their own adventurous tastebuds in their home kitchen for years. In 2014, they took the leap to launch Blue Bus Cultured Foods, naming their business for their beloved 1973 Volkswagen bus, their faithful vehicle on numerous camping trips in their younger days.
Herbs and spices have had a long history of flavoring and coloring food. Fresh green basil, for example, adds aroma, flavor and color to an otherwise plain slice of pizza. A sprinkling of fresh or dried rosemary does wonders for roasted potatoes.
What may be creamy, comforting indulgences for some is anything but comfortable for those with lactose intolerance. Dairy foods – no matter how tempting – may trigger digestive discomfort that can range from mild to severe.
If you’ve considered cutting back on the amount of meat you eat, you’re not alone. For years, medical professionals have been urging us to consume more fruits and vegetables, and it’s clear that more and more people are giving it a go.