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PlantPlate.com is here to provide the recipes, information, and practical advice needed to follow a healthy plant-based diet. Whether you're interested in improving your health, losing weight, or eating more sustainably, a whole foods plant-based diet may be the perfect solution for you.

My name's Emma, and I started PlantPlate in 2013 with the help of my husband Scott, a web developer and fellow plantivore. I’m a certified Plant-Based Nutritionist who loves to cook, and I've followed a plant-based diet for over a decade. Having lived in various locations throughout the world - sometimes on a shoestring budget, and often with irregular and demanding work schedules - I’ve had to constantly adapt my diet in order to make it work. It’s taught me a lot, and it’s motivated me to show others just how accessible and enjoyable this way of eating can be.

The recipes featured on PlantPlate are based on minimally processed plant foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. They're free from all animal products, processed oils and refined carbohydrates, and are made with simple and affordable ingredients. Our articles are aimed at providing you with plant-based know-how when it comes to shopping, cooking, nutrition and day-to-day living. We have answers to common questions and share practical knowledge that we have acquired through experience. Finally, the resources section contains links to books, DVDs, and video presentations from some of the world's leading experts on plant-based nutrition. It is our hope that these resources will help you to fully understand and evaluate the health benefits of this wonderful way of eating.

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Eating on the Run

Instead of reaching for processed, sugar-laden snacks when you're out and about, arm yourself with some of these healthy alternatives!

There's no doubt about it - most people today lead pretty busy lives. And while keeping up with healthy eating might be easy when you're at home, things start to get a little more difficult when you're out and about. If you're not prepared, you're likely to find yourself constantly tempted by less-than-ideal foods, particularly those containing processed sugars, oils, additives and salt. So whether you're stuck in traffic, out shopping, or in need of a nutritious fix between errands, my advice is to make sure a healthy snack is always on hand.

So, if candy bars and potato chips are off the menu, what can you carry with you? You'll be happy to know that there are plenty of healthy on-the-go options for plant-based eaters. Some choices will require a sealed container for transport- so make sure to find one that fits easily into your bag or purse.

My favourite portable snacks include:



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