You don't have to go meatless all the time to be more plant-forward. 

Tim Cebula
April 25, 2017

If you’re looking to eat more plants and less meat in general, this can be an effective strategy for a number of reasons. Practically speaking, vegan breakfast, lunch, and snacks can come together easily, e.g., avocado toast for breakfast, a bountiful salad or veggie sandwich at lunch, some nuts and fruit for nibbling, and you’re covered. By contrast, a satisfying and tasty vegan dinner can take quite a bit more planning and technique to execute successfully.

Check out Mark Bittman’s VB6 book for complete strategies on eating vegan meals for part of the day. But you don’t need to go as extreme as veganism to eat more plant-based foods. If you want to start small, try lacto-ovo vegetarian meals before 6 pm. This means you can eat vegetables, eggs, and dairy products. This way, dishes like whole-milk Greek yogurt with a little drizzle of honey or cheese omelets are fair game.

Regardless of your specific approach, adopting a diet that de-emphasizes meat will yield health benefits and open your eyes to just how delicious plant-based meals can be.

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