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How to Make Plant Based Foods Taste Great Every Time

Quick Synopsis

Want to eat plant-based but bored with the food? We get it! It’s really hard to stick to plant-based foods if what you’re cooking up doesn’t quite taste right!  Luckily, there is a way to make plant-based foods taste great…and it’s super simple. Keep reading to get the scoop.

The Full Story 

New to plant-based foods? There are plenty of plant-based recipes to peruse online, but many often have multiple specialty ingredients (grocery shopping nightmare) and even more steps to complete before dinner is finally served. For those who are used to just “winging it” in the kitchen, it's all a little overwhelming. But fret not -- by adding these 4 elements to your cooking, you’ll have delicious plant-based meals, every time.

Make plant-based foods delicious every time by memorizing F.A.S.S.

Fat, Acid, Sweet, Salt. 

If your plant-based meal doesn’t quite taste right, chances are you’re missing one of these.

Here are some F.A.S.S. plant-based foods to keep in your pantry:

1. Plant-Based Fats

  • Avocado

  • Raw nuts

  • Nut butter (natural, low sodium versions with no refined or added sugars)

  • Chia seeds

  • Hemp seeds

  • Unsweetened coconut shreds

2. Plant-Based Acids

  • Lemons

  • Limes

  • Grapefruits

  • Oranges

  • Salsa/Tomatoes

  • Vinegars - apple cider, balsamic, rice, etc.

3. Plant-Based Sweet Sources

  • Dates and other dried fruits

  • Date Paste

  • Date syrup

  • Fruit purees (mashed bananas, unsweetened applesauce)

4. Plant-Based Salt Sources

  • Sea salt

  • Tamari

  • Low sodium soy sauce

  • Celery

Key Takeaways

Plant-based eating doesn’t have to be hard...or bland! In fact, plant-based foods SHOULDN’T taste bland at all, unless that’s how you like it, of course. By adding these four elements to every dish, you’ll have gourmet (and healthy) meals ready in no time:

  • Fat - avocado, raw nuts, nut butter (natural, low sodium versions with no refined or added sugars), chia seeds, hemp seeds, unsweetened coconut shreds
  • Acid - lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges, salsa/tomatoes, vinegar (apple cider, balsamic, rice, etc.)
  • Sweet - dates and other unsweetened dried fruits, date paste, date syrup, fruit purees (mashed bananas, unsweetened applesauce)
  • Salt - sea salt, Tamari, low sodium soy sauce, celery

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What you should do now

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