Introduction to a Plant-Based Lifestyle

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Some examples of what we eat

   

We eat a lot of yummy foods! Eating “plant-based” does not have to be boring. This post is all about how we find and cook some amazing dishes! As a general rule, we eat anything edible that comes from the plant kingdom. We stay away from processed grains as much as possible and avoid processed oils whenever we can. Most of our meals would be considered “vegan” although we don’t call ourselves vegan. We will explain more about that in a later post.

Breakfast is important

We’ve all heard that eating breakfast is important; to break the fast from not eating overnight and to fuel yourselves up for the day. I was often hungry two hours after eating breakfast until I started eating only plant-based foods. I attribute my meal to be satiating because I started adding a tablespoon of ground flax seeds to my oatmeal. Flax seeds are an awesome addition to most meals and they are one of Dr. Michael Greger’s “Daily Dozen” which you can read about here in this post.

A nutrition packed bowl of oatmeal contains oats, flax seeds, cinnamon, red raspberries, blue berries and either soy or almond milk. Each of these ingredients is special and I have a separate post written specifically to explain their power!

But, what if you don’t like oatmeal? I have another recipe, here, that shows you how to make mouth-watering waffles that even the pickiest eater will devour!

Lunch

I eat lunch on the run, well I used to! Up until I retired from teaching high school Spanish, I just took leftovers from dinner the night before to school for lunch. I still like to eat leftovers for lunch since most pack so easily into my mason jar.

 

Rice, black beans, garbanzo beans, veggies, turmeric, & garlic! Yummy!

 

 

 

Dinner

Now this is the meal that Michael loves to whip up! He will try a new recipe in a heart-beat! Especially one that comes from the Forks Over Knives recipe app. One of his favorites to make is the Mac n’ Cheese pictured above. It is rich and creamy and even our most skeptical friends tell us that it tastes “cheesy”. The recipe calls for butternut squash, broccoli, rice noodles, nutritional yeast and soy milk, but absolutely no NUTS or animal products!

 

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We are a retired teacher, Louisa, and a retired physician assistant, Michael, married for 39 years, who want to help busy travelers begin and maintain a healthy life-style while on the road.

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