plantiful // plan.ti.ful // adjective // an abundance of plants
Hey! I’m Alyssa, the 23-year-old foodie behind Plantiful Eating.
I’m on a mission to show the world that plant-based eating can be simple, delicious, and something that everyone can enjoy!
You can find me eating natural peanut butter straight from the jar, baking banana bread, travelling the world, trying new restaurants, and of course, taking pictures of my food. Oh, and eating cookies (in case that wasn’t obvious from the photos) because life’s all about balance!
MY PLANT-BASED JOURNEY
I grew up eating a pretty standard, and for the most part, balanced diet. It included meat, seafood, dairy, eggs (and maybe a few too many processed foods and frozen meals…oops). If you had told me that one day I would go vegan, I definitely wouldn’t have believed you. In fact, I probably would have said “ARE YOU NUTS!? I could never give up meat!”. Fast forward to my first year of university. I became interested in healthy eating and in taking better care of my body. The cafeteria salad bar quickly became my best friend, but I wasn’t shying away from steak or ice cream either. That all changed when one day while browsing Netflix I randomly decided to click on a documentary called ‘Vegucated’. It opened my eyes to a compassionate way of eating and I immediately started researching the many health benefits of plant-based eating. I discovered blogs like Minimalist Baker and Deliciously Ella that became HUGE inspirations for me while transitioning to a plant-based diet (and still are to this day!).
Now here I am five years later…still plant-powered, and still LOVING IT!!
THE STORY OF PLANTIFUL EATING
My change in diet sparked a love of whole foods (give me allllll the veggies), and getting creative in the kitchen. The results of my creativity aren’t always a success…but don’t worry, I only share the good stuff on here! Since I take pictures of absolutely everything I eat, I started a food instagram back in 2015. The poor thing went through some long periods of neglect, and quite a few name changes, but finally @plantifuleating was born. A few years (and many recipe requests) later, I finally created Plantiful Eating the blog! I am beyond excited to continue sharing my recipes and my love of plant(iful)-based eating with you!
Thanks for joining me on this journey…now let’s eat!