7 Plant-Based Brands That Make Health Easy

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It’s the time of year when healthy lifestyle changes are on our minds more than ever. Many households are coming to the conclusion that eating plant-based meals is the way to go — or at least something to learn more about. Fortunately, these days it’s much easier to adopt a plant-based lifestyle — it’s not just eating the stereotypical weird-textured tofu and beans. There are tons of companies coming to the rescue that make it easy to find replacements for everything from chicken to burgers to fish filets that are all 100% plant-based.

Here are seven brands that make a plant-based lifestyle a total breeze and can be found in most major grocery retailers:

1Daring

Daring offers a 100% plant-based chicken that looks, cooks, and tastes just like the real thing. It’s healthy, high in protein, and low in calories — not to mention free of gluten (except in the breaded version) and cholesterol. It’s the better choice for people, chickens, and our planet, and comes in original, breaded, Cajun, and lemon and herb.

2Amy’s Kitchen

No time to cook but committed to a plant-based diet? Amy’s Kitchen is the perfect alternative. It’s known for frozen entrées and prepared foods — many of which are fully plant-based and contain vegan meats. The meals range from burger patties made with black beans to veggie-filled banh mi wraps to pizzas with both plant-based sausage and vegan cheese.

3The Very Good Butchers

With handcrafted, plant-based meats made using only real, whole-food ingredients like beans, grains,vegetables, and a variety of spices, Very Good Butchers is on a mission to show that making good choices doesn't mean sacrificing flavor. Pick from its barbecue essential varieties, individual meats, butcher boxes, and even cheeses. Try the new Butcher's Select line, a prime cut of plant-based goodness with a spicy twist, or get a jump on your next holiday dinner.

4Impossible

Starting with the question, “What makes meat taste like meat?” Impossible took everything it knew and loved about meat and made it even better — using plants. Its product line includes ground beef, burger patties, sausage, chicken nuggets, meatballs, and pork — all completely plant-based and ready to substitute into your favorite recipes.

5Gardein

Gardein is a popular brand that’s known for its plethora of plant-based options such as fishless filets, and plant-based chicken nuggets and tenders, and sauced and seasoned plant-based meats. The brand also offers plant-based canned soups made with its chik-in and saus’ge plant-based proteins. Looking for plant-based jerky? Gardein has that, too, in three flavors: original, teriyaki, and hot and spicy.


6Beyond Meat

One of the most recognizable brands in the plant-based world, you’ll find Beyond Meat in restaurants all over the world. This brand makes plant-based options for burgers, ground meat, meatballs, pork, and chicken. Beyond gives you the freedom and versatility to turn any recipe into a meaty plant-based masterpiece.

7JUST Egg

Scrambles like an egg, fluffs like an egg, makes omelets and French toast like an egg, but isn’t really an egg … it’s completely plant-based. This best-selling brand features vegan liquid and folded eggs and sous vide, and all are extremely versatile. They can be used to make frittatas and scrambled eggs or on sandwiches. JUST Egg uses 98% less water, has a 93% smaller carbon footprint, and uses 86% less land than conventional animal sources. It’s one of the most sustainable protein sources on the planet and is available at more than 20,000 retail points of distribution, including most likely at a store near you.

Tags: healthy, Healthy Eating, Vegan, vegetarian

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Amber Love Bond

Amber Love Bond is a Miami-based hospitality and lifestyle writer who is always on the go and searching for her next adventure. See Full Bio

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