Whether you make new year’s resolutions or not, the beginning of a new year is a great time to think about how to do more of the things you love. Here at Mother Raw, plants are our passion and we believe there’s no time like the present to start eating more of them. If you’re interested in trying a plant-based diet, we’re here to share some tips and tricks and to remind you how creative and delicious you can get with plants. Read on for our five favorite ways to put more plants on your plate in 2021.
Shop fresh & local
Get excited about plants by shopping local and keeping seasonality in mind! Fruits and veggies that are fresh and in season are the most tasty and nutrient dense! Check out a seasonal calendar to plan your meals around what’s fresh locally throughout the year. You’ll also be supporting local businesses and the environment. Another plus is that buying local, in-season produce usually means you’ll get a better price. Take a look at where to buy Mother Raw products near you and you’ll be all set for your plant-based endeavours!
Wash, chop, & prep
Get your fruits and veggies ready to eat as soon as you get home from the store. Washing, chopping, and prepping them right away means they’ll be ready to eat whenever you’re craving a snack or making quick plant-based meals. The easier it is to reach for them when you need them, the more likely you’ll be to eat more fruits and vegetables. Why not whip up a plant-based ready-to-eat salad with your fresh veggies and your favorite Mother Raw dressing? This one is simple but oh so flavorful, and there’s a lot more where that came from on our recipes page.
Sneak in some greens
There are many ways to get in more veggies simply by adding greens to things you’re already making. Add wilted spinach to your pasta sauce. Mix some greens into a soup or try our Broccoli Queso Cheese Soup. Cook some kale into your favorite stir-fry with this Mother Raw Japanese Dressing. Blend frozen spinach into smoothies or smoothie bowls. And voilà, you’re eating more plants without a second thought.
Swap your favorites
We love when we can make simple changes to an existing favorite and eat more plants at the same time. Swap the noodles in your favorite pasta or noodle dish for a veggie (and gluten-free) alternative like one of these! Change out chicken wings for these tasty BBQ Cauliflower Wings. Ditch the beef burger for a veggie burger with this epic Special ‘Mac’ Sauce. These are some simple ways to eat more veggies and mix up your old routine without compromising on taste.
Sauce it up
Whether your veggies are raw or roasted, steamed or sauteed, make them even more flavorful with sauces and dips. Add one of Mother Raw’s delicious dressings to your salad, dip to your crudites, or queso to your cauliflower. All of our products are plant-based too, so we make it easy for you to add even more plants to your diet this year. We’ve got you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh, and snacks too.
Whatever your goals look like for 2021, we hope you find some tasty new ways to enjoy more plants. We’re always here to help provide plant-based inspiration. Wishing you a RAWesome new year from all of us at Mother Raw!
Written by: Victoria Ehgoetz