Embrace a Healthy Alternative With Plant Based Foods

by Alli

Have you thought about embracing a healthy alternative with plant based foods?

Whether you have chosen the vegan lifestyle, or simply want to move toward a plant-based diet, science is on your side!

There are more vegan alternatives being created every day, and advances in food technology have led to plant-based substitutions that are both healthy and delicious.

Mayonnaise is one such success story, and there are others as well. You can choose plant-based foods that are tasty, healthy, and products of sustainable food production process.

Plant Based Foods

Great Taste and Help for the Environment

When you decide to switch to a plant based mayo, you no longer have to settle for an egg-based, high cholesterol mayonnaise or risk a dry, flavorless sandwich. The vegan offerings available now are tasty as well as healthy.

Just Mayo, made by Hampton Creek, is a great vegan mayo that is creamy, tangy, and delicious. It even comes in four unique flavors including Original and Chipotle. When you choose Just Mayo, you get great flavor and healthy ingredients, plus you’re supporting a product made in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly way.

Advances in the science of food technology have paved the way for vegan alternative products such as plant based mayo. Another benefit of this scientific research is a better understanding of how to improve the current food production system. Creating an egg substitute that was not only delicious but also cheaper to produce than traditional eggs was the first step toward a vegan mayo that is actually less expensive than traditional mayonnaise. The production process for high quality vegan foods is efficient and economical, which leads to consumer savings as well.

Beyond a Condiment

While mayo may be most famous for it’s role as a sandwich condiment, there are so many other uses. With a great plant based mayo on hand, you can create any number of delicious recipes that fit with your health-conscious lifestyle. From French Onion Dip to Potato Salad to Chocolate Cake, plant based mayo is a tasty, low-cholesterol alternative to traditional mayonnaise. You can also substitute a plant based mayo into your own recipes that call for mayonnaise.

The Cookie Dough You’ve Always Wanted

Vegan mayo exists thanks to food scientists who were able to create a plant based egg substitute that performs and tastes like a traditional egg. Along with mayo there are other delicious uses for an eggless alternative. One example is cookie dough that is safe to eat. Let’s face it, one of the best things about making cookies is sneaking bites of the raw dough. But every bite comes with the risk of salmonella or other food-borne illnesses from the raw eggs. However, using a plant based egg substitute instead means you can eat all the raw dough you want.

While it can sometimes be difficult to find a vegan egg substitute in your local grocery store, you can find ready made eggless cookie dough. It’s made with plant based eggs, just like the vegan mayo, which means you can either bake it up, or just snack on it raw. This is especially great for parents who love to let their kids help bake and lick the spoon at the end. With eggless cookie dough, there is no fear of your child getting sick from raw eggs.

Incorporating More Plants in Your Diet

Of course, the ultimate goal of a plant-based diet is to rely primarily on vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains as the majority of your food, with only minor contributions from animal products. Choosing products like plant based mayo and eggless cookie dough can help during the transition from an animal-based diet toward one based on plants. The larger piece of the puzzle is simply phasing out animal products and teaching your body to prefer plants to meats.

Plant Based Diet

A baby-steps approach to incorporating more plants may be something like committing to “meatless Mondays” where you eat a vegetarian meal every Monday. Moving to whole grain breads and pastas instead of those made with refined flour is another step. You can try vegetarian alternatives to recipes you enjoy, such as making eggplant parmesan instead of using chicken. Small steps like these are a great way to start moving toward a healthy, inexpensive, sustainable plant-based diet.

Plant Based Lifestyle

Whether you decide to jump into full-fledged veganism from day one or take a slower approach with graduated steps, there are many benefits to a plant-based diet. Alternative products such as plant based mayo and eggless cookie dough can make the transition easier. Plant based food alternatives not only taste great, they’re environmentally-friendly, sustainable, and cost-effective as well.

Do you eat a plant-based diet?


Bri May 20, 2016 - 6:17 am

I am starting to add more plant based foods into by diet and my body is really loving all of the benefits. I never knew that there was a such thing as plant based mayo. I must give it a try.

Jenny May 20, 2016 - 7:02 am

I’ve never heard of plant based Mayo, but it sounds like it is a great alternative to the real stuff. I normally use the low fat mayo, but very little, but forget that Mayo can be used in dips, plus much more. With someone with cholesterol problems, this plant based mayo sounds idea!

Heather @ Kraus House Mom May 20, 2016 - 7:12 am

We love meat, My oldest (10 yrs old) says she wants to be a vegetarian whenever she doesn’t like what’s for dinner. My husband and I told her that it’s fine, but she would have to eat beans for protein and she changed her mind. We usually have a meatfree meal about twice a week.

Terri Beavers May 20, 2016 - 9:09 am

I’m not vegan but I love plant based foods. I’ve been having meatless meals a couple of times a week and I’ll use your suggestions for next weeks meal planning. I don’t eat mayo but my grandkids do so I’ll check out plant based mayo.

Debbie May 20, 2016 - 10:07 am

I am vegan and have been using plant based mayo for years. Ironically, before I was a vegetarian I rarely bought mayo, but now I use it in dressings and sauces. It tastes just great to me!

Kita May 20, 2016 - 11:20 am

I really need to make some major food and lifestyle changes. I am consider a Paleo option because I just can’t give up meat but I could do a few vegan meals throughout the week.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication May 20, 2016 - 4:11 pm

Great posts! It’s always nice to know better alternatives when it comes to food!

Liz Mays May 20, 2016 - 4:12 pm

I’d love to move towards a plant-based diet. I’m actually not a huge fan of meats anyways.

Sarah May 20, 2016 - 8:41 pm

I know that there are a lot of ways to get your diet needs with plant based foods, it’s amazing what you can make out of plant based foods these days!

Brandy May 20, 2016 - 8:42 pm

I really haven’t tried to do any focus on plant based foods, but loved reading this post. I have seen so many different ways to make pastas using plant items too, really intriguing!

Angelic Sinova May 20, 2016 - 11:53 pm

I’ve bene hearing so many positive things about Plant Based Foods! Right now I do meatless Mondays but I’d definitely like to positive more on healthier foods <3

Rebecca Swenor May 21, 2016 - 7:54 am

I probably could not just eat plant based foods but would try a couple days a week. It just is not for me everyday. Thanks for sharing and do love the idea of the cookie dough though..

Bella B (xoxoBella) May 21, 2016 - 11:17 am

I don’t eat a plant based diet, but I eat one that includes a substantial amount. My mom always cooked this way growing up, which wasn’t trendy then. I was eating quinoa before you couldn’t find it in the mainstream stores. lol.

coolchillmom May 21, 2016 - 11:58 am

My diet is definitvely carnivore based. I do need to include more plant based items in my diet

Nancy L May 21, 2016 - 12:26 pm

I don’t eat a plant-based diet, but after reading this post, I am definitely going to give it a try! I like the idea of plant-based mayo. It sounds like a much healthier alternative. Thanks for sharing!

Jeanine May 21, 2016 - 1:06 pm

Sounds good to me. I am a very picky eater so its hard for me to make sure I get the best of everything but I’ve started to come around, and change that luckily!

michele d May 22, 2016 - 7:33 am

I’m not on a plant -based diet but it’s something that I would like to try. Thank you for these tips!

Carin Kilby Clark May 22, 2016 - 11:13 am

I’ve been thinking more and more lately about moving towards a plant-based diet. Thanks so much for sharing these helpful tips!

Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy May 22, 2016 - 2:25 pm

I think my husband would totally be vegan if he didn’t’ like meat so much, lol. We do have meatless days fairly often.

Louise May 23, 2016 - 11:29 pm

This diet would be very challenging for me because I was not raised eating vegetables. But I have been slowly trying pasta meals without any meat and as alternative, eggplants and other veggies. I know I’ll get there someday. For now, I’m taking things slow.


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