Here at Splendid Spoon, we’re often asked, “So, why plant-based meals?” At Splendid Spoon, we believe adding plant-based meals to your diet is the simplest way to get and stay healthy.
There’s a host of benefits to plant-based eating – nutritional, environmental, even emotional. Today we’ll break down some easy ways to try plant-based eating out, as well as dive into some of those many benefits.
We partner with both chefs and nutritionists to ensure every meal has the right mix of protein, fiber-rich complex carbs, and healthy fats. But don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what medical professionals have to say about the benefits and effects of plant-based eating:
“Nutrition is one of the most powerful ways to prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Eating an abundance of whole plant foods provides plentiful fiber and antioxidants that help fight disease.” – Dr. Cazorla-Lancaster, Board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician
“If you’re looking for improved energy, clearer skin, improved cholesterol levels, reduced blood pressure, and reduced risk of several chronic diseases, a plant-based diet is the way to go!” – Alison Tierney, Registered dietitian, board-certified in oncology nutrition
“As someone with a myriad of food intolerances, eating out was like navigating a minefield. With Splendid Spoon my lunch is ready to go everyday, and I know exactly what is going into my body. My levels of inflammation have significantly decreased and for the first time in years I’m starting to lose weight! This has honestly been a game-changer in my health and well-being.” – Shaunach T., Actual Splendid Spoon Customer!
Plant-Based For The Planet
If the nutritional benefits weren’t enough, UN experts have said switching to a plant-based diet can actually help fight climate change. More people can be fed using less land if individuals cut down on meat consumption.
Enjoying just one plant-based meal a week reduces greenhouse gases equivalent to those produced by driving 1,160 miles. Even better, if you don’t eat your Splendid meals right away you can extend their shelf life by storing them in the freezer. Say goodbye to food waste!
Ways To Eat Plant-Based
Many people start out on their plant-based journey by trying a Flexitarian lifestyle. A flexitarian diet is – obviously – flexible, and is a great entry point for those wanting to reach specific health goals, or reduce environmental impact. The Flexitarian philosophy is simple: Eat mostly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, and focus on protein from plants instead of animals.
To learn more about simple ways to start eating more plant-based foods, and our outlook on food and the way we eat, check out The Complete Guide To Splendid Spoon’s Food Philosophy!
Plant-based doesn’t mean boring, and it certainly isn’t limited to salads. We take your favorite meals and give them a plant-based spin, while also introducing new sauces, spices, and seasonings. If you’re craving…
A Morning Pick-Me-Up…
Coffee Frappe Smoothie: Rich and creamy, packed with cold brewed coffee extract
Power Greens Smoothie: Get your daily greens, no fork needed
Cumin Sweet Potato Soup: Sweet and creamy, comfort in a bowl
Creamy Butternut Squash Noodles: All the comfort of a home-cooked dish
A Little Kick…
Dan Dan Noodles: A true palate pleaser: spicy, sour, sweet, & smoky
Red Curry Noodles: Vibrant coconut-rich goodness with a touch of heat
Kale Pesto Noodles: Indulgent, rich, and full of texture
Vegan Meatballs & Marinara: More satisfying than the real thing
Kimchi Fried Quinoa Grain Bowl: Savory & satiating, this bowl is a fan favorite
Want to add a little flair to your plant-based meals? Check out our meal hacks here! Remember, this journey is yours. And we’re here to help you reach your health goals, whatever they may be! Questions? Email us at [email protected]. Ready to get nutritious plant-based meals delivered to your door? Get started today!