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Since posting about my journey to a plant based diet, I’ve receiving a few questions about what a plant based diet is so I thought it deserved its own post!
In short, a plant-based diet is a diet that centers around plants: vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, whole grains and seeds and nuts.
Why plants? Plants are good sources of protein, carbohydrates, naturally occurring fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, water... and they're good for you! Plant foods also don ...
When I blogged about my journey to a plant-based diet, I said I'd follow up with a post about cravings and addictions. Well, here it is!
Just a kind reminder though -- I'm not a doctor and this isn't medical advice. I'm simply sharing my experiences and repeating information I've read in books (which I link to at the end). Talk to your doctor.
Breaking Addictions: Many would-be plant-based eaters ...
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. Tak to your doctor before making any changes to your diet or regimen.
In case you didn't know, I am an ecoli survivor*
It's been over a month and I'm still in... shall we say, recovery. I've noticed that since having this "experience" my body has decided there are certain foods that I ate before that I can't stomach at all now. Nuts ...
It's that time of year -- parties and potlucks a plenty!
So what can you take to a pot luck that will please herbivores and carnivores alike?
Chili Sans Carne (p. 81)
Cincinnati "Skyline" Chili (p. 83)
Mexican Dip (p. 230)
Meatless Balls (p. 165) or Veggie, Bean & Quinoa Meatballs (p. 153) they keep beautifully in the crockpot and can be served in buns on stand-by!
Corn Pudding (p. 173)
Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo (p. 196)
Baked Beans (p. 199 ...
Because this topic never gets old. I'm always surprised how many questions I receive about protein and my hope is with this post I can answer some of them. (I've also written about protein before, see this post to find out how much protein you need).
Let me start by saying all whole foods contain protein -- even kale and bananas. Sure some whole foods have more protein calorie for calorie than others, but if it a whole food ...