Select a Brand:

Should you add more plant-based meals to your diet?

If you have given much thought to improving your health, you have likely considered the impact of your diet. What we eat on a consistent basis greatly impacts our well-being. Although many diet plans have come and gone over the years one way of eating has consistently proven to decrease the risk of cancer, diabetes, and help maintain a healthy weight. A plant-based diet can provide the essential nutrients needed to keep cells healthy so our immune system can function at its best. A healthy immune system provides the foundation for overall well-being and disease prevention.  

What is a plant-based diet? Eating plant-based means your meals are primarily from plants like vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, seeds, and nuts. A plant-based diet doesn’t mean you don’t eat meat it just means it’s not the primary focus at any given meal. Your plate would be at least two-thirds full of plant-based choices and the remaining one-third could be a lean protein like fish, shellfish, or chicken.  

Here is an example meal plan for a day of plant-based eating.  

Breakfast: Overnight Oats

1 cup overnight oats with chia seeds and blueberries.  


1 cup of tomato basil soup with a slice of sprouted grain bread topped with avocado, tomatoes, and a drizzle of olive oil.  


Apple with 2 tablespoons raw cashews  

Dinner:  Fall Harvest Salad

2 cups mixed greens topped with 1/2 cup warm grains (like quinoa), cucumber, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing.  Consuming more natural plant-based foods will aid in maintaining and regaining your health. Fruits and vegetables offer essential nutrients our body needs that it can only gain from plant-based foods. The beautiful colors and flavors offered by plants can provide a sustainable and life-giving meal plan.

Other Recent Posts

Brand News

Six Best Choice® Family of Brands Items Win New Product Awards

Six items from Best Choice® and Clearly by Best Choice® recently were…

Read post
Dietitian's Corner

National Family Meals Month

Studies show that people who eat meals together tend to have better…

Read post
Dietitian's Corner

Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Young Chefs Academy has set out to teach children and teens the…

Read post
Dietitian's Corner

National Wellness Month

It’s always important to prioritize healthy eating, exercise, and stress management. Since…

Read post

Be in the Know with Clearly by Best Choice™

Stay on top of new products, fresh recipes, and brand news from Clearly by Best Choice™ with our newsletter.

Sign Up Form