The Vegan Plate
Congratulations on the decision to live a vegan lifestyle! I am sure this is a choice that you have thought about for a long time before you took the final step into committing to veganism. Or maybe you woke up one day and decided to be vegan was the right choice for you. Either way, you want to take your journey safely and healthily.
In school we all had the opportunity to learn My Plate. This was a dinner plate that was separated into different sections. All the sections were different sizes based on how much you should be eating of that item to stay healthy. For example, the fruit and vegetable size were much larger than the cookies and sweets side. This was a way to help you manage a healthy diet.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that there is a vegan version of my plate. This is the same thing as the plate you know but made to make sure you’re getting all the vital nutrients you need to live as a vegan. Let’s break the plate down!
The first section is fruits and vegetables. According to food experts, we should be eating half of our plate fruits and veg. They provide us an important source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The important part about eating fruits and vegetables is making sure we consume a huge variety of them. No one type holds all the things you need in it; different types keep you healthy and keep you from being bored.