ELMER LEIGHTON To the Editor:The coming New Year’s resolution should be pretty obvious, particularly when it comes to diet: 2017 will go down in history as the year when plant-based meats have revolutionized the food industry. A dozen startups, led by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, are creating plant-based burgers and other meats that are more delicious, convenient, and healthy than the old-fashioned animal-based variety. They are backed by tech industry pioneers like Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Google principals Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, and PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel. Even animal meat behemoth Tyson Foods has announced a $150 million venture capital fund to explore and invest in these products.The plant-based food revolution is going mainstream. Hundreds of schools, colleges, hospitals, and corporate cafeterias have embraced Meatless Monday.Fast-food chains Chipotle, Panera, Subway, and Taco Bell are rolling out plant-based dinner options. And American consumers are responding, with fully one-third reducing their intake of animal-based meats, milks, and other food products.Let’s make this New Year’s resolution about exploring the rich variety of delicious, convenient, healthy plant-based dinners, lunch meats, cheeses, milks, and ice creams available in every supermarket. The internet offers tons of recipes and transition tips.