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Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

What is a plant-based diet?

It’s simple! A plant-based diet is based on eating a variety of delicious and nutritious plants. You will find fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes in our meals. You won’t find meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products, and eggs, as well as highly refined foods like bleached flour, refined sugar, and excess oil.

For Health

For Environment

For Animals

What Client's Are Saying About Planted Table

My husband and I had the pleasure of trying Chef Lauren Mahlke's food, and we were both very pleased with the delicious plant based dishes we tried. I'd highly recommend her services, she's amazing and very inspirational. And we love the fact that her dishes are now all vegan friendly, that's always a plus in our book.

The Delgadillos

I participated in a few cooking demo events with Chef Lauren. She not only whips up delicious dinners, but also makes it seem fun and easy to make. I appreciate watching Chef Lauren's skills and the provided vegan options.


I cannot say enough about Chef Lauren’s amazing food and service! First off her food is delicious! I often find myself thinking about her dishes weeks after eating them! The Planted Table team is friendly and accommodating. I have never had a bad experience and everything is always fresh and delicious. I am such a fan! Try it you will not be disappointed.

Jaime Pollaro

For Health

Researchers have shown that a more plant-based diet may help prevent, treat, or reverse some of our leading causes of death, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Studies have shown plant-based eating can improve not only body weight, blood sugar levels, and ability to control cholesterol, but also emotional states, including depression, anxiety, fatigue, sense of well-being, and daily functioning.

“Only one way of eating has ever been proven to reverse heart disease in the majority of patients: a diet centered around whole plant foods.”-

To learn more about the health benefits of a vegan diet, we recommend watching Forks Over Knives.

For Environment

Here are just a few of ways eating plant-based helps the environment:

   factory farms in the U.S. alone produce 300 million tons of waste each year.

   Cut your carbon footprint

   Conserve water. When you take into consideration that it requires about 100 times more water to produce a pound of animal protein than a pound of grain protein, you can see how reducing the animal products you eat will reduce the enormous amount of valuable water we waste.

   Save animal and plant habitats worldwide, almost a third of arable land is used for animal agriculture

   Dead Zones (water pollution) Animal agriculture is the leading cause of water pollution and ocean dead zones.

   Clean air

To learn more about this, we recommend watching Cowspiracy.

For Animals

Eat in alignment with your values. It feels really good.

The plight of animals – be it farm animals, companion animals, marine or wildlife animals – is one of the foremost reasons why many people around the world choose to eat a vegan diet. As people who care about the animals of the earth, we believe that, like human animals, they have rights and deserve to have their best interests taken into consideration, regardless of whether they are useful to humans.

Animals are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation, or any other reason. By switching to a plant-based diet, we can help to alleviate the needless suffering and deaths of countless animals.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Gandhi, Indian spiritual leader

To learn more about this topic, we recommend watching the documentary Earthlings

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