Guiding Stars is a nutritional rating system that helps you make healthful eating choices quickly. It’s simple: the more stars you see, the better you’ll eat. One star is good, two are better and three are best. While you can find our rating system in many grocery stores to help you buy ingredients, putting healthful recipes together can be time-consuming.
All our recipes have been rated to make cooking a nutritious dinner at home as convenient as our rating system makes healthful shopping at the store.
For all the benefits of the plant-based diet, and especially for those on a vegetarian diet, there is still one very important consideration, which is the lack of B12. Our bodies can’t produce B12, the essential, water-vitamin found mostly in meat and dairy foods, and therefore we must seek it in our diet. For those on a plant-only diet, there are many fortified foods and supplements available to help them meet their B12 needs. This raises the question as to how easy it is to become deficient in B12 and whether supplements and fortified foods are an adequate replacement.