If I could give only one advice to those of you transitioning to a plant-based l…
If I could give only one advice to those of you transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle and those of you still worried about where to get certain macros from, it would be this:
Stop categorising plant-based foods as sources of only one particular nutrient. Every single food item on my plate today is a source of carbohydrate, fat and protein. Sure some foods may contain more of one than the other, but eaten as a whole, they complement each other and provide all the necessary nutrition you need.
When it comes to antioxidants and phytochemicals, vegetables, fruits and dark coloured grains and beans are superior. The key really is to eat as varied a diet as you can, placing more emphasis on dark coloured foods, so black rice over brown rice, kidney beans and black beans over white beans, blueberries and açai over raspberries etc.
Please don’t misinterpret this into me saying you should eat only dark coloured foods.. lighter coloured foods also have a range of phytochemicals that are beneficial for you, but the darker foods pack more of a 👊🏾. Make sense?
In my bowl today is a semi-deconstructed tabbouleh with black kale, radishes, mixed seeds toasted in soy sauce, pan roasted chickpeas in my firecracker sauce, hummus and 🍋.. phew! Can some say #nutrientdense ? 😊 –
Have a lovely evening fam 💙 #tabbouleh #newvegan #chickpeas