The VegStart Diet

How to lose weight on a plant-based diet, by an RD. Vegan recipes, meal plans, shopping lists and expert tips.

Meet the Registered Diet Behind The VegStart Diet, Nicole Osinga
When The Beet set out to create the easiest, most effective, most straight forward diet we could, to help everyone who wants to lose weight the healthy way, we were so excited to find and partner with Nicole Osinga. First of all she has the credentials: She is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, holding a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Human Nutrition...
The VegStart Diet Week 1 at a Glance. Plan Your Meals Ahead
Here are the VegStart Diet Week 1 recipes at a glance. You can use this helpful chart to keep track of what you will be eating and prepping in the days ahead. Day One Breakfast: Triple Berry Protein Bowl Lunch: Roasted Carrot & White Bean Soup Snack: Cherries & Pumpkin Seeds Dinner: Quinoa Tofu Burrito Bowl Day Two Breakfast: Mango Coconut Smoothie Lunch: Quinoa Tofu Burrito Bowl Snack: Or
The VegStart Diet Recipe: Celery and Hummus for Snack
Why Celery and Hummus are Healthy: Hummus has 6 grams of dietary fiber in 3.5 ounces, which comes out to 24 percent of daily fiber recommendation for women and 16 percent for men. Celery is a low-calorie alternative to dip in hummus to make you feel fuller between meals...
The VegStart Diet Recipes, Week 1, Day 1
Breakfast: Triple Berry Protein Bowl Why It’s Healthy: Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries contain antioxidants that boost your immune system, and fiber to keep blood sugar steady. One cup of strawberries has 3 grams of fiber. Why It Works for Weight Loss: The almond butter supplies protein and fills you up, and hemp seeds are protein power sources, with 6 grams in 2 tablespoons of hemp see
The VegStart Diet Recipes, Week 2, Day 1
Breakfast: Orange Carrot Smoothie Why It's Healthy: Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and the flavor enhances everything it gets paired with, so combine it with other antioxidant-rich foods like oranges and mangos. Why It Works for Weight Loss: Orange and mango are packed with vitamin C and combined they have 173 milligrams of vItamin C...
The VegStart Diet Recipe: Celery and Nut Butter for Snack
Why Celery and Nut Butter is Healthy: Nut butter is a great source of Vitamin E which helps build a strong immune system. Celery is rich in antioxidants and helps reduce inflammation. Why It Works for Weight Loss: This simple snack contains healthy fat from the nutter butter and is high in protein...

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