A closer look -- and some creativity in the kitchen (no chef-level cooking experience required) -- reveals that there are many tasty, economical options for plant-based eating.
More than leafy greens
What grows from the ground and lands on our table not only tends to be less environmentally expensive than meat, which usually requires significantly more resources, like fuel and fertilizer, and emits more greenhouse gases in production; it’s easier on our wallets, too. But whether a person may be considering veganism, a vegetarian diet or just meatless Mondays or otherwise cutting back slightly on their carnivorous ways, the reputation for one-note eating — like bland salads — or cost-prohibitive produce can cause one to hit the pause button. Nutrition experts say a closer look — and some creativity in the kitchen (no chef-level cooking experience required) — reveals, however, that there are many tasty, economical options. Here are 10: