How to reduce ingredients of animal origin in 20 steps
Are you looking for ways to reduce the amount of animal ingredients in your diet?
Confus* about how to proceed and don't know how and whether to start a vegan diet (or if you don't like the term plant-based vegan)?
Here's our 20-step guide on how to reduce animal-based ingredients in your diet. We suggest that you go slowly and gradually increase as you go. Have fun and experiment with dishes until you find your perfect plant-based solution for you.
If you need advice or want to know more about vegan Italian dishes, let us know!
Here is the 20-step guide:
- Identify the animal products you regularly consume, such as meat, dairy products, eggs, and honey .
- Trained on the health and environmental benefits of reducing the consumption of animal products.
- Set realistic goals for reducing your intake of animal products.
- Start by reducing your consumption of red meat , as it is the most resource-intensive type of meat to produce.
- Try plant-based alternatives to your favorite animal-based foods, like tofu, tempeh, seitan, and plant-based milks .
- Explore international cuisines that rely less on animal products, such as Indian, Thai and Ethiopian.
- Experiment with new recipes based on vegetable ingredients.
- Incorporate more whole foods , such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, into your diet.
- Replace meat with plant-based proteins, such as beans, lentils and chickpeas. Also try plant-based protein powders or bars to supplement your protein intake .
- Replace cow's milk with plant milks, such as almond, soy or oat milk.
- Choose vegan alternatives to butter and cheese , such as spreads made with nuts and nutritional yeast. Find vegan-friendly restaurants and cafes in your area and try their dishes.
- Use online resources to find vegan recipes and meal plans.
- Plan your meals in advance to ensure you have a variety of plant-based options available.
- Try "Meatless Monday" or another weekly plant-based meal tradition.
- Get support from friends, family, or the vegan community to stay motivated .
- Read food labels carefully to avoid hidden animal products, such as gelatin or whey.
- Be prepared for social situations where animal products are served, and bring your own plant-based options if needed.
- Celebrate your progress and accomplishments along the way!
- Be kind to yourself, you are doing something that is good for you and environmentally friendly.
We hope that this guide has been useful and, above all, clear. Let us know if you need advice on which recipe to try or which ingredients to purchase.