Joyscroll and get inspired to switch things up in the kitchen.
The rumors are true: eating your vegetables is good for you. Nutrition experts have shown that plant-based diets can lower blood pressure, prevent certain types of cancers, and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Your skin can also benefit as your intake of vitamins, antioxidants, and healthy fats increase through a whole food, plant-rich diet. (The true definition of a lit-from-within glow? We definitely think so.)
Going meatless is trending, too. Reports predict the growing plant-based industry could increase to $162 billion by 2030. As meat-free becomes mainstream, the demand for innovative plant-based recipes is on the rise, too. To get you inspired, we’ve rounded up five of the most creative, plant-powered foodies you need to follow. Each chef is revolutionizing food and proving once and for all that plant-based is far from boring or limited.
Todd Anderson is the San Diegan to know when it comes to vegan goodies. The content creator was inspired to turn vegan in 2016 to prioritize his health. He puts a vegan twist on some of his favorite foods like wings, burgers, and other comfort foods. (Craving something delicious? Check out his Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie.)
Caribbean-inspired foodie Jenna Wends is a software engineer by day and chef by night. Jenna makes every recipe packed with flavor to power through life. When the digital creator isn’t making signature dishes, you can find her traveling to the best plant-based restaurants around the world, like this gem.
Michigan-based blogger Mary Bishop is an educator and advocate for all things vegan. The writer and chef turned her love of plants and nutrition into a library of plant-rich recipes anybody can make. Her curated lists of the best places to eat in Michigan and simplified versions of classics like this easy cheese sauce make the Vegan Mary a safe space for newbies and veterans.
As a lawyer-turned-vegan home cook, Nisha Vora had an untraditional path toward success. The YouTuber put aside her Harvard Law School status to pursue a course in plant nutrition to prove that vegan food isn’t bland. With influences from her Indian roots, the chef draws you in with a colorful array of dishes that will leave you drooling.
Danielle Brown might be the jack of all salads. (Seriously, her viral countdown of life-changing recipes is top-notch.) But don’t worry, there are more than enough ingenious meals to go around. Danielle creates quick, nutritious food with an aesthetic appeal that makes her dishes even more mouthwatering.