Introducing the Plant Plate: A Food Guide for Vegans

Introducing the Plant Plate: A Food Guide for Vegans

By | 2013-06-05T10:28:29+00:00 June 5th, 2013|Tags: , , |7 Comments

My new food guide The Plant Plate made its debut on today. This is a colorized version of the guide that will be in the book Vegan for Her (which will provide a little more detail on using the plate.)

The information is almost identical to the food guide that Jack and I created for Vegan for Life. But I wanted an appealing graphic and was thrilled to find artist Ari Evergreen from Shirari Industries to illustrate it for me. (Side note: Ari went vegan after finding a Vegan Outreach pamphlet that someone left in a coffee shop. Now she uses her art in her activism for both human and non-human animals. So thank you to VO and that savvy activist who left the booklet behind–leading Ari to veganism and me to Ari. Clearly it takes a village to create a Plant Plate.)

Please considering sharing The Plant Plate on facebook or your own blog to help people see how easy and appealing vegan eating can be.


  1. Mathieu June 5, 2013 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    This might be obvious, but… What do the numbers mean?

    For example, it says to consume 4+ of grains/starch… But 4 what?

    I’m pretty sure it’s not grams, or else vegans would be starving. And kilograms seem like a bit too much for a meal. 🙂

    So what is it?


    • S.Walker June 7, 2013 at 5:02 am - Reply

      The numbers mean the servings of each per day. With each food group there is a recommended serving size. These numbers are just the suggested requirement for a stable Vegan diet.

      • Mathieu June 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm - Reply

        Ah, thanks.

        Now I need to figure out what those servings are…

        I guess it’s an American thing, as I had never heard about it before 😡

  2. eawachs June 6, 2013 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    I think the numbers mean servings in a day.

  3. Shannon June 7, 2013 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    My “Vegan for Life” is on my simple, non-colored, e-reader…so I love seeing the colors on the guide; but most importantly this is such a great tool!
    The “Calcium Rich Foods” ring…an area I don’t think about as much as I should, it a nice reminder. And I also appreciate the serving breakdowns of each food group. I know I eat way too many servings of nuts/seeds, and seeing this reminds me that I need to ensure that I eat balanced and from all groups.
    Love it!

  4. Lyndsey June 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    It’s not too specific…but it is a cute reminder of what vegans should be eating. Now if you could create a chart like this specifically aimed at teen vegans- *that* would be great! 🙂

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