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5 Effortless Plant-Based Food Swaps to Help You Become Firmly Planted

5 Effortless Plant-Based Food Swaps to Help You Become Firmly Planted

Are you struggling to incorporate plant-based foods into your diet or looking for a change?

Not-so-healthy food choices can contribute to a lack of energy, aches and pains and weight gain. What if I promised that when you consume plant-based foods that you will begin to transform your health? If you’re ready to unleash your vitality and finally feel better, then keep reading!

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 (like me) and never eat any meat or dairy. Rather, you are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources and reducing your intake of meat or animal products.

Heinen’s offers a wide variety of plant-based items that are fun to discover. In fact, you’ll be impressed when you learn that they are located all over the store — even next to some of your favorite everyday items. From Califia Farms Plant Milks that are dairy-free and crafted from almonds, cashews, coconut and oats (available in the Dairy Department) to Heinen’s fresh Gourmet Black Bean, Santa Fe and Chickpea Burgers (available in the Meat Department), there are delicious options for everyone.

If you’re wondering how to get started, a few simple swaps are all you need!

Starting with at least one healthy food swap will help get you on the right track. Once you feel comfortable with that swap, try another one! What do you have to lose? (Low energy, brain fog, excess weight, and achy joints to name a few!)

Swap #1. Swap your Cool-Mint CLIF Energy Bar for our new, mindfully sourced Organic Chocolate Mint Aloha Protein Bar.

Swap #2. Swap your Dunkin’ French Vanilla Iced Coffee for our new, sensibly sourced Organic Rise Oat Milk Latte.

Swap #3. Swap your Cheetos Puffs for our new, meticulously sourced Organic Chickpea Hippeas. (White Cheddar variety)

Swap #4. Swap your Stonefire Thin Crust Pizza Shell for one of my all-time favorites, brilliantly sourced Angelic Bakehouse Sprouted Flatzza Pizza Crust.

Swap #5. Swap your Chips Ahoy! Chocolate Chip Cookies for our new, thoughtfully sourced Simple Mills Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Interested in learning more about Heinen’s plant-based alternatives? Stop by your local Heinen’s Wellness Department. Our Wellness Consultants are happy to assist you!

Carla Iafelice

By Carla Iafelice

With a B.S. in Food and Nutrition, Carla brings her knowledge and passion for helping others to our Heinen’s Mayfield Village Wellness Department and Personalized Nutrition Center.

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