Plant-based diets might be better for the planet, but finding fast and convenient meals can be challenging—until now. B.C.-based Boosh Food has developed six 100% plant-based, heat-and-serve (from frozen) bowls for one, and entrees for two, that are nutritionally balanced, non-GMO and gluten-free, contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and, most importantly, are beyond YUM (think Veggie Bolognese, Mac & Cheeze & Peas, Hearty Shepherd’s Pie and more)—in fact, digging into these comfort-food meals, you (and your fam) will be surprised to know you aren’t eating meat!
Available in retailers across Canada, Boosh bowls and entrees make going more plant-based easy—however, if the idea of plant-based eating is daunting to you, the brand recommends taking baby steps. Start with Meatless Monday, adding a second meatless night every other week. List your favourite vegan foods (nuts, avocados, almond milk, etc.) and mix them into your everyday meals. Start having vegan lunches every other day. When you’re ready, endeavour to go plant-based for one entire day.
And, since everybody loves a list, our pals at Boosh are sharing their list of tips to help you eat more plant-based meals at your own pace. Bon plant-based appetite! —Vita Daily
stock the pantry with plant-based go-tos. Have some easy meals ready to make if you’re h-ANGRY, cranky or tired: crispbreads and nut butter, canned chick peas and dried lentils, frozen fruit/vegetables and protein powder to make a quick shake. Or load up your bag with protein bars and nuts if you’re out and about and nothing is easily available.
have a plus-one cooking buddy. Make soups and stews in a batch and trade meals with a friend. Share in single portioned containers as a homemade meal exchange (this will stop the “I guess I’ll have salad again tonight” scenario).
make cooking easy and convenient. Admittedly, cooking can get tiring, and you want variety. Head to the freezer section of your local grocery store and pick up some Boosh Food. Load up your freezer with Mac & Cheeze & Peas or Mexican Fiesta Bowls. Then you can pop one into the microwave for some comfort food on those days when you just don’t feel like eating your cooking, again.
set a table for two with options. You may be trying to eat more plant-based on your own. And our partners or friends may not be so happy about such a drastic dietary change. Figure out some “together” meal options. Try roasting veggies with “choose your protein” burgers. Pull together a charcuterie board with vegan cheese and spreads. Or try a Boosh Food Rustic Veggie Pot Pie for Two Entrée. Then you can share the “eat together” vibe with your partner.
reward yourself … without food. Whether you’ve gone 100% vegan for a day, a week or a month, celebrate your milestones with a treat that has nothing to do with food.
Win! A $500 Boosh Food Prize Pack!
Congrats Thoral E. of Vancouver, B.C., who will receive a $500 Boosh Food prize pack, including a month of meals (two per week) for a family of four and a $250 gift certificate to their local grocery store! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from @vitadaily.ca. Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.