A Plant-Based Diet Meal Plan That Isn’t All Salads and Oatmeal

We know. The words “plant-based diet” conjure nightmares of snacking on nothing but lettuce leaves and carrot sticks until the end of time. But it turns out this nutritious eating plan offers a lot of flexibility and delicious options that can boost your health and maybe even help you lose a few pounds. Here, your first week of eats on a plant-based diet meal plan, from breakfast to dessert.

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What Is a Plant-Based Diet?

Nope, it’s not the same thing as being vegan. In fact, you can still eat meat and

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Mexi-Vegan cooking is mainstream in Southern California. And it’s only getting bigger

Rajas taco, chips and salsa and ceviche from Masataco. <span class="copyright">(Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times ; Illustrations by Julio Salgado / For The Times )</span>
Rajas taco, chips and salsa and ceviche from Masataco. (Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times ; Illustrations by Julio Salgado / For The Times )

Among the many novel concession foods that debuted at Dodger Stadium last year — there was a pineapple-stuffed link called a Dodger sausage, and a deconstructed California roll served in what looked like an oversize baseball — none was as surprising as the vegan al pastor trompo that appeared near the third base pavilion in late September.

The trompo, a tall, vertical spit holding what at first glance appeared to be a spinning stack of

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Denver’s 3 best outlets to score low-priced vegetarian food

Craving a fine vegetarian meal, but don’t want to empty your wallet?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most excellent sources for affordable vegetarian fare around Denver, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best places to fulfill your urges on a budget.

1. Phở OK

Topping the list is Phở OK. Located at 890 S. Monaco Parkway, Unit 8, in Washington Virginia Vale, the Vietnamese restaurant, which specializes in soups and noodles, is the highest-rated destination for low-cost vegetarian cuisine in Denver, boasting four stars out of 228

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Is Your Grocery List Sustainable? We Asked Climate Experts How They Shop.

(Photo: Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/HuffPost; Photos: Getty)
(Photo: Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/HuffPost; Photos: Getty)

Winding your way through the grocery store can be a stressful process. You need to locate the items on your shopping list (a task made harder in a pandemic where you’re constantly leaping out of the way of other shoppers), take any dietary constraints into account, and calculate prices to make sure you can afford everything you need. But for those who are trying to make climate-responsible purchases, there’s a whole other level of choices to consider. And it can be confusing and overwhelming.

Which broccoli do you get ― the cheaper, bigger bunch,

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