November 11, 2022
People love to kick around the phrase 'plant-based food' a lot these days, but not everyone seems to be using it the same way. It's confusing as heck. Maybe that is why one of the most common questions we hear at rootberry is, what the %^$# does 'plant-based food' mean? So, before things get too out of hand, we thought we should define what we mean by 'plant-based food' and, perhaps even more importantly, dispel a few of the most common misunderstandings surrounding the phrase.
Despite what many people believe, plant-based food doesn't mean vegan or even vegetarian. To put it as simply as possible, 'plant-based food' is any dish where most ingredients come from plants. People who follow a plant-based diet can still enjoy all their favorite foods, including butter, seafood, poultry, beef, and anything else. The only limitation of a plant-based diet is the percentage of the food sourced from animals.
Of course, there aren't any hard rules when it comes to an allowable percentage of animal products. Some people may limit eating animal products to once or twice a month, while others may eat some animal protein every day. It is all good. Adhering to a plant-based diet isn't some sort of morality competition. It is merely a healthier way of eating that can help you get the most out of your life.
It is time to put a few of the most common misconceptions about a plant-based diet to rest. Plant-based food is:
A plant-based diet is not about saying 'no' to food but about saying 'yes' to a way of eating that is not only better for you but better for the planet too.
Still not convinced that you should make the switch to a plant-based diet? Here are a few reasons why plant-based eating may make more sense than you think:
At rootberry, we are committed to providing our customers with the most delicious food possible. It just so happens that it is also vegan. But please don't hold that against us.
You can find our prepared plant-based meals in dozens of locations in and around the St. Louis metro area. We also offer convenient home delivery. Once you try one of our prepared plant-based meals, snacks, or desserts, you will forget you are eating healthy food and think you are just eating delicious food.