- Green smoothie or juice: Sometimes it's tough to get your daily dose of veggies and fruit, so why not start the day off right with a large glass of something that's packed with antioxidants and nutrients? If you're a smoothie drinker, try Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie. If you have a juicer (or are looking to invest in one), try out this sweet and gingery green juice recipe.
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- Whole grains: Amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, and millet are just a few fiber-filled, complex starches that are easy to cook and can be served in place of white rice or bread. There is a whole world of textures and flavors — and there are methods of cooking grains so they are fluffy and easy to chew. For starters, try this millet and lentil salad. Your digestive system will thank you!
- Plant-based protein: Black beans, chickpeas, lentils, tempeh, seitan, and tofu are just a few plant-based proteins that you can top in salads, mix in grains, or stir-fry. Check out our vegan page and vegetarian page for recipe ideas. Cholesterol free, fibrous, and full of essential vitamins and minerals, eat a plant-based protein once a day in place of an animal protein.