When it comes to eating the 80/20 Plants way, there are plenty of indulgent plant-foods you can add in your diet, as long as you are getting at least two whole-food plant-based meals in a day.
We’re here to show you how you can find all the essential plant-based items you rely upon to stock your fridge and pantry.
Milks: The good news is they can now be found in nearly every grocery store and they are literally taking over the dairy aisle. Great brands to look out for that produce an array of different milks include Ripple, Califia, Milkadamia, Numoo, Oatly, Nutpods, Elmhurst, Good Karma, So Delicious, Silk, Pacific and many more.
Yogurts: When it comes to yogurts brands to look out for include Lavva, Ripple, Good Karma, Silk, So Delicious, Forager, Daiya, Kite Hill. These should generally also be easy to find in the yogurt section of any grocery store.
Butters: Non-dairy butters brands include Miyoko’s, Earth Balance, Melt, Faba butter – some brands are more widely available than others. You may sometimes need to look out for them in the “plant-based” or “vegan product” section of the grocery where dairy-free cheeses, as well as several plant-based meat alternatives, are generally stocked
Meats: Popular plant-based meat brands include Beyond Meat, Tofurky, Quorn, No Evil Foods, Lightlife, Field Roast, Gardien, and Uptons Naturals. Depending on the grocery store you are shopping at, they may be either found in the “specialty foods” or “vegan foods” section – lumped together with vegan cheeses, tofu, and tempeh products. Some larger grocery chains may have a separate “meat alternatives” section (like Target and Whole Foods) or you may find these items in the frozen food section.
Burgers: Burgers deserve their own category because there are just so many options on the market, from plant-based burgers that bleed, look and taste like the real thing (Beyond Burger) to healthy whole food plant-based varieties from brands like Dr. Praeger’s, veggie burgers can now be found even in the meat aisle! However, the place you are most likely to find them is the speciality foods/vegan foods refrigerator section or the frozen foods section. Brands to look out for include Boca, Hilary’s Eat Well, Gardenburger, Morningstar, Lightlife foods, Field Roast, Sweet Earth Naturals, Dr. Praeger’s, Beyond Meat, Gardein, Sunshine Burgers, Good Seed Burger, and several others.
Cheese: When it comes to dairy-free cheeses, they can be found either in the cheese aisle next to dairy cheeses or they tend to be clustered together with other vegan/health/specialty food products. Good brands to look out for when it comes to sliced cheeses, cheese blocks or grated cheeses Chao, Vialife, Follow Your Heart, Daiya, and Teese. When it comes to cream cheeses or cheese of the artisan variety, there are now several products and brands to choose from, including Miyoko’s Cheese, Kite Hill Cheese, Punk Rawk Labs, Heidi Ho, Tofutti, and Treeline Cheese, amongst several other smaller brands.
Frozen Food: The frozen food section of the grocery store is not all junk. In addition to frozen fruits and veggies (which are good for you), you can now buy everything from prepared plant-based meals to frozen plant-based meats that come with sauces and seasoning! These make it incredibly easy to put together a meal when you are in a hurry. When it comes to easy to heat and eat options, some of the best brands with packaged offerings include Gardein, Quorn, Beyond Meat, Daiya, and Amy’s Kitchen.
Condiments: When it comes to condiments, vegan mayos have flooded the market so you have several brands to choose from, like, Sir Kensington, Hellman’s, Just, Follow Your Heart (Vegenaise).
Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list of brands, products or categories. Thanks to the growing popularity of eating plant-based, you can now literally find a plant-based product in every category in the grocery store. The challenge often becomes not what to buy, but what to avoid and how to decipher what’s the best product from a taste and nutrition standpoint.
If you remember only one thing for today: Indulgent Plant Foods make eating 80/20 Plants a breeze. Literally everything you craved before discovering the 80/20 Plants method is now available in the grocery store. If you are craving taste, texture, and the decadent indulgence of your favorite meaty and cheese foods, these products will give you the precise fix your tastebuds desire.