More and more Dutch people are opting for plant-based food and drinks more often.

A new generation is growing up with a diet that consists of more vegetable and fewer animal products.

This is not only more sustainable, but has more advantages.

1. Lower environmental impact

First of all, eating more plant-based foods has a positive impact on our planet.

Currently, the total food-related greenhouse gas emissions in the G20 countries make up about 75 percent of the carbon budget.

With a more plant-based diet, this can be reduced to about forty percent.

An improvement of no less than 35 percent.

For example, vegetable products have a smaller ecological footprint than animal products: CO₂ emissions are lower and less water and land is needed when we eat the vegetable products ourselves that are grown and do not use it as animal feed.

If we all eat more plant-based foods, less food will be produced for animal feed.

You need many kilos of plant-based animal feed for 1 kilo of beef.

2. Positive effect on animal welfare

Eating less meat, fish and dairy naturally not only has an impact on the environment, but also on the welfare of animals.

More and more people feel responsible for giving animals a dignified life and are therefore increasingly opting for plant-based products.

3. Good for your health

Plant foods usually contain less saturated fats.

Reducing the consumption of saturated fat contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.* Also

remember that you get a lot of vitamins, minerals and fiber from the variety of plants and higher amounts of fruits and vegetables, especially when there are more legumes and whole grain products are on the menu.

Vegetable recipes

Eating more plant-based can be done very easily in different ways.

Initially, people often think of eating less meat.

But the small step towards a plant-based variation on dairy, such as a plant-based variation on yogurt, quark, cream and various plant-based drinks, also contributes to less animal-based food and a more sustainable planet.

These vegetable products are made on the basis of, for example, soy, oats, almonds or coconut and are very tasty.

Try it by starting your day with a summer breakfast with oatmeal, apple, blackberries and a dash of oat drink.

Can be on the breakfast table in less than ten minutes or make it the night before for an extra quick start.

Here you will find the recipe.

Tip: Use seasonal fruit, which is often tastier and also a sustainable start to your day.

Oatmeal with blackberries and apple

Oatmeal with blackberries and apple

Photo: Alpro

Or have breakfast with this smoothie bowl with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

Simple, tasty and ready.

You make the all-in-one berry blend with the Alpro Oat Drink No Sugars.

Smoothies are also perfect for easily adding some extra vegetables and/or fruit to your diet.

Maybe a green smoothie with spinach, kiwi, bananas, fresh basil and Alpro Soya Drink No Sugars will become your favorite drink.

Check out how to make it here.

*A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are important for good health.