Something that naturally happened when I adopted a whole food plant-based diet was discovering new vegetables, food items, and life hacks.
- Applesauce: I use it to replace oil in baking.
- Water or veggie stock to stir-fry veggies. At home, we are pretty close to cooking oil-free. Besides the health benefits, I also realized how cleaner our kitchen is now. Oil makes everything smelly, sticky, and hard to clean. Also, I don't need to buy heavy cleaning products anymore to clean my kitchen: baking soda and vinegar are enough.
- Add Cannellini beans on smoothies. First time I read this I thought it was a typo! Beans don't taste anything and they add a nice texture to your smoothies! It's a hack that adds lots of fiber, good protein, and nutrients to your day. It can be an easy way to slowly introduce beans if you're not used to eating them.
What about you? :)