A plant-based diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, legumes and nuts, is rich in fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. And people who don't eat meat — vegetarians — generally eat fewer calories and less fat, weigh less, and have a lower risk of heart disease than nonvegetarians do, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Don't worry about missing nutrients or going hungry with this easy and healthy meatless meal plan. Let Clean Eating's board adviser and Registered Dietitian Heather Bainbridge guide you through two refreshing weeks of vegetarian eating done right.
Try these Clean Eating recipes:
- Almond Biscotti Energy Balls
- Vegetable & Tempeh Coconut Curry
- Spicy Lentil Meatball Tacos
- Eggplant Hero
- Rainbow Salad with Beets, Kale & Avocado Dressing