Whether it’s consuming dairy-free foods and drinks, choosing to lead a plant-based lifestyle, or packing in protein, many of us have modified our nutritional intake in some way, shape, or form. Yet, many find themselves discouraged or under the impression that a diet that has modifications is dull or lacks flavors.
We want to help change that mindset!
There can be multiple benefits when it comes to adjusting your nutrition plan or cutting out certain ingredients. Yovanka McBean, 2016 IsaBody Challenge® Finalist, follows a plentiful plant-based diet and says that since she switched to plant-based foods, she’s more conscious of what she puts into her body and is able to better maintain her health and weight.
Going gluten-free is another diet choice. In North America, it’s been reported that 1 in 133 people have celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with how the body absorbs nutrients. One proven way to manage celiac disease is to cut gluten out of your diet. However, some people choose to eat gluten-free because they appreciate the way they feel when consuming gluten-free foods.
If you have a specific health reason for switching up your food choices, or you just want to try something new, get inspired with these 400- to 600-calorie recipes you can include in your nutrition plan. And if you want a challenge to tie into your nutrition, register for the IsaBody Challenge for a fun, healthy way to stay accountable with your nutrition and weight management goals.
When you’re craving a plant-based snack:
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
When you need a protein-packed, gluten-free, dairy-free meal:
Fajita Skewers With Cilantro Pesto
When you want nutritious, restaurant-style appetizers at home:
Whey Thins™ Zucchini Sticks
Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins
When you want to spice up your soup:
Fiesta Turkey Soup