What we choose to eat is very personal. Some people eliminate foods because of taste or texture, some for environmental, health or ethical reasons. Others eat the way they always have, giving their choices little thought. The growing trend of plant-based eating challenges people to consider all of the above. A 2018 Nielsen survey found that just 6% of Americans consider themselves vegetarian — the number of vegans is smaller — but almost 40% make an effort to eat more plant-based foods. The proof is in grocery stores, on bookshelves and in restaurants, as plant-based offerings continue to explode. Meatless meals aren't just for Mondays anymore. Health experts have long touted the advantages of fruits and vegetables (and nuts, seeds, oils and legumes), and this movement — some call it a flexitarian diet — brings those foods front and center. Here we offer some guidance and resources for adding more delicious, nutritious foods to your diet. How far you take it is up to you. After all, it's personal.