The Plant Plate

I love this plant-based infographic! I can see at a glance that I’m doing fine overall except that I’m overdoing it on the nuts and seeds. I suppose I should temper my almond butter love affair. Maybe after Valentine’s Day.

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Hey there. Iā€™m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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17 Responses to The Plant Plate

  1. That’s very neat. In all senses of the word. About the only thing I don’t indulge in there is fruit, which I have very occasionally but I prob make up for that with veg. I don’t go overboard on nuts, mainly saving them for curries when I use ground almonds but I do use quite a lot of legumes and soya products, eg last night was spag bolognaise with carrot, onion, garlic, celery, tomatoes, and TVP, and breakfast will be baked beans (home-made) on toast (bread also home-made).

    • I wish I didn’t go overboard with the nuts! Since going plant-based, I’ve replaced my nightly ice cream indulgence with nuts. This would be okay if these were the only nuts I had each day, but I often have them on my oatmeal for breakfast and use them as you do to make sauces for dinner dishes. Thanks so much for your comment chica – I appreciate it! Celeste šŸ™‚

  2. We see these graphs often, in one variation or another. This one is pretty relevant, I think. Thanks for sharing it.
    I too have to be careful with the nut butters. I stopped buying Mary’s crackers because I love them with too much almond butter on top LOL!

    • Thanks for your comment Anne – I really appreciate it. I did just notice one thing on this graph that I don’t agree with – the orange juice. One of the things I’ve heard from several plant-based nutritionists is to eat whole fruit instead of juice. It’s a nit-picky thing, but just thought I’d mention it. Celeste šŸ™‚

    • Nothing wrong with that! Except for me, cause I’m too lazy to go to all that trouble in the morning. Oh well.

  3. Katie P says:

    Yes, the nuts category is my indulgence as well! Almonds, cashews, walnuts….mmmmmm. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. apsara says:

    I’m reading this book right now and I love this illustration!

  5. An excellent, easy to understand guide, unlike the regular food pyramid! I must admit though, my own veggie intake probably takes up at least half of the chart. šŸ˜‰

    • I’d say my veggie intake is similar to yours Hannah, and I don’t think we’re suffering because of it! Thanks so much for stopping by chica – I appreciate it! Celeste šŸ™‚

  6. Shannon says:

    It is a good one, isn’t it? I found it over the holidays. I shared it on my other blog just a few days ago too. I’d say it pretty exactly is how we eat. Just came back with a trunk load of GREENS from the farm. Can’t wait to eat me some chard and fresh carrots for dinner tonight. Spread the word, I say: plants are it!

  7. wow–that would be a lot of food for me for one day…I guess I need to eat more…

  8. Sophie33 says:

    I love this & I also agree here! šŸ™‚

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