Last Friday's healthy diet resolution was to replace more animal foods with vegetable protein. While I strongly encourage that you do eat more beans and whole soy products, remember that meals don't have to be built around proteins - vegetables are another great option. Vegetable soups, casseroles, salads, chili, sandwiches, stews, kabobs, pasta sauces - the list of veggie-friendly meals goes on and on. Meals that are meat-based can almost always be tweaked to become meat-free or heavier on vegetables than meat. Again, opt for organic produce and eat a variety of colors.
Vegetables, at the base of my Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid, should be the most-consumed food group in your diet. 4-5 servings is the minimum: Eat as many phytochemical-rich servings as you want!