Making simple changes towards a healthy, clean plant-based diet doesn't have to be as restricted or hard as it seems! And guess what - you also don't have to commit your entire life to it. Read more to learn a few easy changes you can make for a cleaner, healthier diet...
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Simple Changes for a Healthy Plant Based Diet

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Making simple changes towards a healthy, clean plant-based diet doesn't have to be as restricted or hard as it seems! 

And guess what - you also don't have to commit your entire life to it.

You can easily make a some small modifications to what you usually eat and you might realize how much better you feel! The benefits include less saturated fat, hormones, cholesterol, more fibre, antioxidants and vitamins and overall less inflammation in your body.

Here are 5 super easy plant based swaps to try...

1. Swap dairy milk for almond milk

Almond milk has less skin disrupting hormones and inflammatory sugars and fats than dairy milk. You can choose a fortifies brand that contains vitamin D and calcium.  Also be sure to chose unsweetened to avoid unnecessary sugars. Your tummy and your skin will thank you! Read more about eliminating dairy here:

Is It Time for You To Ditch Dairy?

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2. Spread hummus or mashed avocado on your bread or toast instead of butter or mayo

This will give you more protein, more nutrients and less saturated fat and cholesterol. With so many different flavours of hummus to choose from right now - you will be surprised how much better it does taste! If you go with avocado you will also benefit from its amazing healthy fats (i.e. fuel for your body). Read more about the benefits of healthy fats here:

The Skinny on Healthy Fats

3. Drop the meat and cheese from your pizza or sandwich and go with lots of veggies!

Surprise! You won't miss them...Add onions, mushrooms, peppers, spinach and whatever other veggies you love and enjoy. Less fat, no inflammatory dairy, no nitrates or hormones from the meat and tons of vitamins and antioxidants for disease prevention and overall amazing health! 

4. Go egg free for breakfast

Try sprouted grain toast with almond butter (tons of protein), make gluten free oatmeal with blueberries and flax, hemp and pumpkin seeds for fibre, protein and antioxidants - plus this will keep you full until lunch. Sauté up leftover veggies and black beans with a little salsa on a tortilla for a southwestern wrap. Check out three healthy plant based breakfast options here:

My Three Favourite Healthy Breakfasts

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5. Swap chicken or steak on your salad for seeds and beans

Get just as much protein but with more fibre, healthy fats, iron and superfood nutrients without the cholesterol. Black beans, hemp seeds and avocado give it a southwestern flare or walnuts, sunflower seeds and chick peas make a nice light option. Try some of these delicious salad recipes...

Remember all recipes on Picky Diet are plant based, healthy and simple to make why not try some out for a weekly 'Meatless Monday' and start a new, healthier habit for your awesome self!

I would love to hear from you! Are you ready to try eating more plant based meals? What is the one thing holding you back or you feel you will struggle with? Let me know in the comments below...

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