Stock your pantry and frige with the following ingredients, because they are the foundation of a healthy vegetarian diet. While your best off eating whole, minimally processed plant foods, it doesn’t hurt to buy a few prepared foods, such as veggie-burgers and faux meats, to help you kick start your challenge.
Pulses: Dried and canned beans, lentils and dried peas
Whole grains: Such as oats, quinoa, brown rice, sorghum, millet, spelt; whole grain breads, pasta and cereal
Nuts, seeds: Peanuts, pistachios, almonds, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds (as well as butters)
Seasonal produce: Fruits, vegetables, greens, and more; including canned and frozen versions of produce out of season
Plant proteins: Fortified soy milk and yogurt, tofu, tempeh, seitan
Prepared foods: Veggie-burgers, veggie bacon, faux meat