When I was growing up, my dad didn’t consider dinner to be complete if there wasn’t meat on the table.

My own diet has evolved quite a bit since then. As a registered dietitian, I’ve learned the benefits of a plant-rich plate. Plus, two of my children are now vegetarians, which has pushed me to explore the culinary riches of meatless meals. I still eat meat and poultry, just a whole lot less than my parents did.

If you’re new to the idea, here are a few reasons why a more plant-based diet might be a wise move, and tips to get you started!

Why Eat Less Meat

Lowering your intake of meat and poultry leaves more room for vegetables, beans, legumes, and other fiber-rich plant foods, which is not only better for your health but also an exciting entry into a whole new world of flavor and textures!

Let’s look at all the benefits of eating less meat.

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