CC Sabathia, pitcher for the New York Yankees, has committed to a plant-based diet! The 37-year-old decided to switch his diet in order to build strength and keep his body healthy.

“This is a young team and it keeps me young,” Sabathia said. “I know if I can stay healthy and stay on the field, I can put up the numbers and good things will happen.”


Congrats, CC Sabathia, for making this positive change! We’re here to help make the transition as easy as possible by providing some of our best meal plans, recipes, meat substitutions and more. With these recipes and guides, you’re set!

This plant-based meal guide for the vegan athlete is exactly what you need to meal prep!

For all plant-powered athletes or everyday active individuals looking to get the right ratio of protein, carbs, and healthy fats, this general guide is a great choice for you. Remember that you’ll need to fuel up before and after your workout, and choosing whole food sources of protein, carbs, and fats will benefit you further than processed energy bars or other foods full of additives and fillers. This plan is also full of refined sugars and grains and focuses on whole, plant-based foods that give the body the nutrients it needs with no calorie restrictions. It also doesn’t exclude food groups (such as grains, carbs, or fat). Explore these recipes and let our plant-based meal plan energize your active lifestyle!

These sources of protein are ideal substitutions to make sure you get all the protein you need while working out!

These 26 Delicious Vegan Sources of Protein (The Ultimate Guide!) are ideal for maintaining a healthy diet! You won’t ever get bored with your diet once you start experimenting with some of these ingredients.

Here’s some tasty breakfast recipes to fill you up after morning workouts!

Make breakfast a priority with these healthy breakfast recipes. You’ll keep your body fueled all day instead of snacking consistently throughout the day. These recipes will also make you feel full and satisfied after a long morning workout!


We also heard you are eating a mostly raw vegan diet. These decadent raw desserts should be on your list to make soon!

Here’s our complete list of delicious sweet From Fabulous Cheesecakes to Tiramisu: 50 Decadent and Delicious Raw Vegan Desserts. You don’t have to follow an all-raw diet to enjoy these recipes. Start making some of these to satisfy your sweet tooth on plant-based diet.

If you’re looking for some delicious plant-based dishes to try out as a new vegan, check out these 10 Easy Vegan Recipes Everyone Should Know downloading the Food Monster Appwhich is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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