plant-based resources

shoppIng for plant-based grocerIes

Support local farmers and buy your produce at farmers markets whenever possible! The produce from farmers markets is fresh and in season making it the most flavorful produce available.

If you want to supplement your fresh produce with plant-based alternatives for meat, milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, egg, pizza, mac n’ cheese, or cookie dough, you’re in luck! These alternatives are continuously rising in popularity and therefore becoming easier and easier to find at almost any grocery store!

plant-based grocery shoppIng blogs

Read our Michigan Grocery Shopping Series by guest blogger The Vegan Mary. Read about some of the best plant-based options your favorite grocery stores carry!

Check out these popular grocery stores that each offer a wide range of plant-based alternatives.

Looking for something even easier? Sign up for one of these food delivery services with plant-based options!

tIps on eatIng plant-based at restaurants

fInd nearby restaurants wIth plant-based optIons

Go to happycow.net to discover all the restaurants with plant-based options near you. No matter if you are looking for places near your home or looking for places while you are out traveling the world, Happy Cow is the best resource to turn to for plant-based options.

plant-based eatIng all around MIchIgan

Read our Michigan Travel Series by guest blogger Rebecca of Veggies Abroad. Discover the best of the best places to eat delicious plant-based food no matter where you are in Michigan.

great restaurants In detroIt

Detroit has so many amazing plant-based options! Check out this list of some of the best vegan/plant-based restaurants in Detroit.

try plant-based InternatIonal cuIsIne

Try the plant-based meals at your favorite international restaurant. Love Mexican, Indian, or Chinese food? Those cuisines offer a wide variety of plant-based options that usually just requires a simple swap from the dishes you are used to. Check out this list of some of the international cuisines with the best plant-based offerings!

dIscover the most veg-frIendly cItIes

Want to travel? Look through this list of U.S. cities with the most plant-based offerings or check out this list of the most plant-based friendly cities in the world.

learn to cook delIcIous plant-based meals

Check out VegMichigan’s recipe resources below!

focus on whole, nutrItIous, plant-based foods

Enjoy processed, plant-based foods on occasion but focus the majority of your diet on eating whole, plant-based foods.

plant-based food pyramId

How many servings of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fats, and legumes are recommended for a healthy, whole-food, plant-based diet? Check out this plant-based food pyramid and take guesswork out of optimal nutrition. 

get your questIons answered

For any plant-based nutrition questions you could ever have, go to NutritionFacts.org, a non-profit from internationally renowned physician Dr. Greger. Search for your topic of interest and discover blogs and videos designed to help you navigate your personal health journey. 

Watch this video all about plant-based nutrition for beginners by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Chantal Singer.

eat plant-based to help the envIronment

a plant-based dIet Is good for our planet

Eating a plant-based diet is significantly more sustainable than eating a diet heavy in animal-based products.

watch thIs great documentary

If you have Netflix or Amazon Prime, take a look at the documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (also downloadable for $4.95). “Cowspiracy follows filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.”

check out some quIck stats

Check out some quick stats on the impacts of animal agriculture here and learn the cold hard facts here.

learn about the UN clImate report

An article about the UN climate report and published by The Guardian states, “The global food system is the biggest driver of destruction of the natural world, and a shift to predominantly plant-based diets is crucial in halting the damage.”

more vegmIchIgan resources

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