If you’re thinking up several health-conscious resolutions for the new year, you’re not alone. Incorporating a plant-based diet can lower your risk of diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and cancer.

Both red and processed meats have been linked to increased disease risk. By adding more plant-based foods you increase the fiber, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties in your body.

Stocking up on beans, grains, vegetables and fruit at your house will help keep you on track. Searching the vegetarian version of your favorite meal will make the change easier. Tofu lasagna and black bean burgers are delicious substitutes when seasoned well.

For those who don’t trust their cooking abilities to make delicious vegetarian foods, Gardein is a great brand that provides meatless meat that is delicious and familiar in appearance to the meat they replace. Shake up tacos on Tuesday with the brand’s beefless ground beef or make a Monday night meatless chicken parmesan.

Experiment with the new meals and add on to your collection of recipes. You might even love it enough to try a week.

Can you go meatless for one day each week this year?

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