When Seed Café first opened, I was so excited. I don’t know about you but I usually leave Modo Yoga with a rumbly belly, ready to eat. As a former vegetarian, I love meatless options from time to time. But Seed Café opened my eyes to a whole new realm of possibilities – including the most delicious vegan cheese sauce I have ever tasted and peanut butter cookies that are so good, I eat them in my car so I don’t have to share them with anyone. Haha!
Stomach growling and thoroughly sweaty, I ordered my first meal from Seed after a Saturday morning class. The Big Breakfast – cheesy organic tofu scramble, parmesan kale chips, roasted sweet potatoes, and toasted sourdough. I got it to go, thinking no one in my household would be interested in tofu. It was so tasty, my partner (a real meat-and-potatoes man from Iowa) wandered into the kitchen to see what I was moaning about. I offered him some and he ate all of it. We fought over the last forkful of tofu scramble. He started asking me when I’d be going to class and if I could bring back more food.
It’s real, whole, good food. I sometimes eat too much of it but I feel no guilt. Even though meat is part of my diet currently, I deeply appreciate plant-based eating. It’s amazing to me how I don’t miss meat at all when I have a really delicious vegetarian or vegan meal, whether it’s a big, hearty salad or an indulgent plate of nachos.
There are so many benefits to eating plant-based and not just the obvious ones, like lower risk of Type II diabetes and heart disease. Eating a plant-based diet is better for the environment and often more affordable than a meat-based diet. Committing to a plant-based menu even just 1 or 2 days a week can make a difference.
Seed Café is helping folks experience the benefits (and deliciousness) of a plant-based diet through a 30-Day Game Changer Challenge starting January 1! Eat plant-based and attend Game Changer events to earn points towards a special invitation to a family dinner and Happy Hour on January 31. The challenger with the most points at the end gets to choose a Modo or Seed gift card!
Even if you’re unsure you can commit to 30 whole days of plant-based eating, you can still join the challenge. It’s a wonderful way to build community and promote health, for you and the environment. Get all the details here.
It’s a new year – why not start it off with a challenge where you get to try new recipes and foods and have an excuse to eat at Seed Café more often? Take the challenge – you never know what you might discover.