November 17, 2022

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Thinking about making your diet more plant-based? You’re not alone. In fact, 60% of Americans have taken steps to eat more plant-based foods. But, major changes in your diet are tough to make. Getting started is often the hardest part.

We get it. Our team at rootberry are adults with busy lives, just like you. We have heard many concerns with plant-based eating. Often, those worries have their roots in stereotypes and myths. Don’t let fake information cause you to miss out on the chance to enjoy great-tasting, healthier plant-based foods. Let’s bust some of those false ideas to get to the heart of how easy plant-based eating can be!

Concern 1: I Won’t Like the Taste of Plant-Based Foods

A plant-based diet doesn’t mean that you eat like a rabbit. Start with quality recipes and preparation to ensure great taste. At rootberry, we test our foods to ensure that our toughest critics, ourselves, feel satisfied. If we love the dishes, you will, too. Our collection of dishes uses fresh ingredients to create comfort foods using plant-based ingredients, even sweet treats, such as chocolate chip cookies and brownies. You’re sure to find foods to love from us.

Concern 2: Is Plant-Based Food Healthy? Will I Get Enough Nutrients?

Plant-based eating can be a healthy diet. According to the American Heart Association, reducing the amount of meat and animal-based products you eat can lower your chances of developing heart disease, cancer, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity.

But what about specific nutrients? Most people worry about eating enough protein after giving up meat. Did you know that most vegetables have some protein in them? In fact, you likely will have enough protein in your new plant-based diet if you have a variety of foods in it. Beans, nuts, and legumes are all effective ways to boost the protein in your plant-based meals. Plus, a varied plant-based diet will ensure that you get enough fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Concern 3: It Won’t Fill Me Up

Plant-based foods do fill you up. In fact, because they come naturally packed with filling fiber, you won’t have to worry about feeling hungry. Plus, healthy fats and proteins in legumes, beans, olives, nuts, and plant-based oils also help you to feel full.

Well-prepared plant-based meals also satisfy cravings for comforting foods, such as chili, enchiladas, curry, or pasta. With fiber, protein, and healthy fats, you get physical and mental satisfaction from plant-based comfort foods.

Concern 4: I Won’t Be Able to Maintain It Long Term

Many people complain about all the preparation and cooking plant-based diets require. But rootberry makes it easy. We have a no-subscription model that allows you to pick out the foods you want and place your order for healthy, comforting plant-based meals in minutes. You don’t have to do any cooking or meal prep. In fact, we deliver, so you don’t even have to drive anywhere to pick up a meal.

Our process at rootberry helps our customers easily integrate more plant-based meals into their lifestyles. Pick up some meals from our retail locations for easy lunches at work. Or, order a simple plant-based dinner for delivery to your home.

Concern 5: I’m Not Ready for a Lifestyle Overhaul

Your diet should not be an all-or-nothing exercise. Just replacing one meat-based meal with a plant-based one can help your health. That meal can easily offer you more servings of fruits and vegetables. According to a report published in the American Heart Association’s Circulation Journal, people who had five servings of produce instead of two a day had a 35% lower risk of death from respiratory disease and a 13% decrease in death from all diseases.

Think about making small changes when changing your diet. You don’t have to dive into plant-based eating headfirst. Instead, replace a few meals a week. With the many options for plant-based main dishes and sides at rootberry, the switch is simple. Over time, increase the number of plant-based meals you eat, and you’ll effortlessly make a long-term change.

Concern 6: It’s Too Boring!

Boring? No way! Do you think dishes with names such as Peanut Buddha Bowl, Aztec Enchiladas, Indian Chickpea Curry, Korean BBQ Stir Fry, and Fettuccine Alfredo sound dull? These dishes are only a few of the many options you’ll find at rootberry. With so many choices for individual meals, salads, shareable dishes, and desserts, you’ll never find eating plant-based foods boring.

Concern 7: It Costs Too Much

The cost of a plant-based diet does not have to be expensive. How much do you spend going to restaurants? How much food do you waste buying ingredients from the store that you never use? With rootberry, you have a personal chef at your call to prepare you high-quality meals for the same prices that you’d spend eating out.

Concern 8: No One Else in My Family Will Eat It

Think your family will whine about the food? Don’t tell them that the dishes are plant-based. Meals from rootberry are so delicious that they don’t need meat to taste great. Introduce your family to plant-based shareable options or desserts. Your kids won’t complain when they realize that cookies from rootberry are plant-based. Plus, these treats are dairy- and gluten-free.

If your family still doesn't want to try plant-based foods, replace your regular work lunches with plant-based alternatives.

What do you have to lose by using rootberry to introduce plant-based food into your diet? You don’t have to make a subscription commitment or change your lifestyle. Just order a plant-based meal for the same price that you would spend on an entrée from most restaurants. You’ll discover that plant-based foods can be delicious, healthy, filling, and affordable.

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