World Plant Power Day is March 7th
25 FEB 2021
There’s been a lot of noise about vegetarianism and veganism in the news these days, and while there’s a lot of good coming out of those movements, they’re too extreme for some people to embrace. Plant Power Day is the perfect solution for those trying to include more foliage in their diet while still keeping their carnivore habits. This holiday is about considering plant-based foods before you find other foods when you’re planning a meal.
The best way to celebrate Plant Power Day is to have an entire set of meals during the day that is completely based in plants. While you’re researching new meals to put on your table, also take the time to find out where the plants you’ll be using are sourced from. This allows you to not only have a healthier meal but to make sure you aren’t doing greater damage to the planet in the process.
Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus on foods primarily from plants. This includes not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn’t mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and will never eat meat or dairy. Rather, you are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources.
Vegetarian diets come in lots of shapes and sizes, and you should choose the version that works best for you.
- Semi-vegetarian or flexitarian includes eggs, dairy foods, and occasionally meat, poultry, ﬁsh, and seafood.
- Pescatarian includes eggs, dairy foods, ﬁsh, and seafood, but no meat or poultry.
- Vegetarian (sometimes referred to as lacto-ovo vegetarian) includes eggs and dairy foods, but no meat, poultry, ﬁsh, or seafood.
- Vegan includes no animal foods or by products.
Mark Stone, Executive Chef