Are You Bored With Eating A Plant-Based Diet?

Are You Bored With Eating A Plant-Based Diet?


bore-tiredThose of you who eat a plant-based diet, probably get asked, “Are you bored and what do you eat, if you are not eating meat?” No doubt some of you probably do get bored, I know I do.

Boredom is certain to happen if you do the same thing over and over, but you want to keep things new and fresh. The only way to do that is that you be open-minded by trying new things.

The next time someone asks you if you get bored with eating a plant-based diet, tell the truth. Make sure you tell the person how you keep things fresh and new.

Let them know that it is not easy.  Tell them the reason you stick with eating a plant-based diet.  Make sure you tell them how eating this way has helped you and much more.  You resolve to stick with it (through thick and thin) because you not only know the benefits, but you experience those benefits first hand.

Bored with Eating Plants

The next time you get bored with eating plants do the following:

  • Try a fruit or vegetable or any other food, that you have never tried. I tried durian a few years ago and recorded the experience. I can’t tell you that I will rush out and buy durian, but at least I know how it tastes. Since trying durian, I have tried many fruits and vegetables and there’s still more to try.
  • Be creative with meal preparations, don’t be scared. The thing I enjoy the most about eating a plant-based diet is that I can make up a recipe as I go. Those usually are some of the best meals, I’ve ever had. I once steamed turnip greens, of course sautéed with onions and garlic and other seasonings and threw in some mushrooms. Best greens I ever had.
  • Try dining out at ethnic restaurants. Ethnic restaurants are those whose food is not American. These restaurants usually have a larger vegan food selection on the menu and it is easier to get a meal that suits your dietary needs. The next time you see an Indian, Greek, Tai, Chinese, Italian, or Mexican restaurant (ethnic), give it a try. This will make your taste buds dance.
  • Make different types of salads. Everyone thinks all you eat are salads. This holds some truth, but your salads don’t have to be boring. You can make a salad out of almost anything. There are fruit salads, bean salads, corn salads, fruit and nut salads, garden salads, vegetable salads and I could go on and on. I once made a garbanzo bean salad and it was good some eats.
  • Try new recipes. You can find a lot of recipes on the internet, as well, as in books. So there is no excuse why you can’t try new recipes. You can prepare so many different types of foods all while making the flavors pop. Let’s say you have a taste for lasagna, well try a plant-based version. Just because you eat plants doesn’t mean that you can’t have your favorites. The next time you prepare a meal, do it up with all the trimmings.

As you can see there is no reason you should ever get bored eating a plant-based diet. Boredom comes when you don’t venture out and try new things.  Don’t stifle your creativity!

Be adventurous and try new foods. When you do this, you’ll never look at a plant-based diet the same.

Question: What do you do when you find yourself getting bored with eating plant-based diet? Do share!

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  1. Good article. I rarely get bored but sometimes I struggle for inspiration and that’s where a few cookery books come in handy. The Happy herbivore series, china study cookbook and Dr McDougall Starch Solution ones are all good options as are the ones from Engine 2/My beef with meat.

    I often will go over the index if say I have a cauliflower in the house and look for a recipe that I fancy.

    I also sometimes want a quick snack so always keep things in that are quick and easy like wraps, hummus, jacket potatoes and vegan pates, dips and spreads.

    Looking for some inspiration I also turn to the internet – I blog my recipes at

    • Hi Barry!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

      I have some of the books that you mention, but there are some I don’t have. I’ll definitely check them out in the future.

      Those are quick and easy snacks. I love hummus! 😉

      I’ll have to check out your site. So glad you stopped by and I also thank you for your mention on twitter!


  2. Yes, I have gotten a little bored with it. So I give myself my day and a half to go off and eat anything I want to, then try to get back to it. But I’m wavering a little bit.

    • Hey Mitch!

      That’s a good way to keep things from getting boring.

      I recommend getting a vegetarian cook book, so that you can try different things from it too. 😉

      P.S. I viewed your video about “Don’t Lie About Your Health.” It is good advice and I hope all goes well with the podiatrist.

  3. nando eriawan says:

    hey durian is delicious fruit, we can use them to cook many menus. and I agree that we need to alter daily menu, because it can get us bored soon or later

  4. Eric says:

    Yeah, I agree. I am also far from vegetarian, but when I feel like I need something healthy I go with a vegetarian option. Since I don’t eat true vegetarian meals very often, they often “feel” new and they usually waken my taste buds up!

  5. I am not a vegetarian, but I will say that so many great non-meat options exist that I would never get bored!

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