Plant based eating is all about eating plant based foods, which sounds ridiculously self-explanatory. However, plant-based eating is not to be confused with vegan eating or vegan diets.
Vegans not only eliminate animal products from their diet, but from all aspects of their lives. ... When it comes to food, “plant-based” simply refers to whole, plant foods and NOT just foods considered to be “vegan.” So they are related, but there is some notable nuanced differences.