More and More Aussies Are Keen to Try a Plant-Based Diet

MorningStar Farms research shows that Aussie households are trying to reduce their meat intake. Half of the people in Queensland are considering adding more plant-based meals into their diets within the next year!

Over half of Queensland residents said they would cook meat-free meals as long as they could still enjoy their favourite dishes. The concerns are that the meat-free food is tasteless (29%), that they have a lack of confidence in cooking meat free meals (29%) and that the family or partners won’t enjoy it (43%). Unsurprisingly, spaghetti Bolognese, chicken stir fry and beef burgers were the top three results for meat dishes that would be hard to give up.

This is where MorningStar Farms steps in. They are passionate about making plant-based food delicious to eat – yes, this includes our favourite burgers, tacos and other easy go-to recipes! On their website you can find a whole range of tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetisers and more.

They are now launching in Coles around Australia so that plant-based alternatives are easier than ever to find. Next time you go grocery shopping, why not swap out a couple of your typical dinners for the plant-based alternatives? The MorningStar Farms Grillers Classic Mince and Grillers Prime Veggie Burgers are perfect for a family dinner.  Simply make your favourite meal such as tacos or burgers and swap the meat for the plant-based alternative! Even by slowly reducing the amount of meat you eat you are helping both your health and the planet.

Benefits of Eating Plant-Based

A plant-based diet is shown to have many different benefits, from supporting your immune system to reducing inflammation. Research suggests that eating mainly plant foods can help you live longer and reduces the risk of chronic diseases. These include heart disease and type 2 diabetes, obesity and more. Additionally, by eating plant-based you are getting a whole lot more fibre. This is great for your gut health and digestive system!

Plus, we can’t forget to mention how plant-based diets are beneficial for the environment. The animal-based agriculture industry produce a LOT of waste each year, including high greenhouse gas emissions.