Plant Based Pantry Basics
What CAN you eat?
If you remove all animal products from your fridge and pantry what will you have left to eat?! Use the list below as a blueprint shopping list and whipping up the most nutritious and filling plant based meals and snacks will be a breeze! When you are at the grocery store make it easy for […]
A plant based diet is all about what you CAN eat! It is not a ‘diet’ in the sense of what media and advertising has labelled “quick, lose weight fast” fads. It is a diet as in the traditional sense of the word; the nutrition humans consume. There is no counting calories, pre-packaged meals or […]
A Plant Based Diet for MEN
Below is a list of documentaries that solidified that a plant based diet was something that my husband and I wanted to do for ourselves, our family, and future generations: Forks Over Knives. This documentary changed my life forever. Forks over Knives is a health focused documentary that establishes a strong correlation between degenerative diseases […]
A Plant Based Diet for Children
Men need MEAT, right? You take a way a man’s meat and you’re taking away more than just his steak, you’re taking away his dignity! A man’s manliness has become synonymous with meat! This can be a big first hurdle to a well FAMILY. It is totally understandable why a man might not want his […]
Top 5 Health Benefits of a Plant Based Diet
This is something that is very close to my heart with two young children of my own! As an adult, you may feel comfortable adopting a plant based diet for yourself but have much greater reservations adopting it for your whole family. Nutrient deficiencies are a common concern when reducing the amount of animal-derived foods […]
Why Plant Based?
1. High In Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxident Foods Inflammation is the root cause of nearly every chronic disease there is. Anti-inflammatory foods help stop the progression of disease by supplying nutrients that fight oxidative stress which is caused by free radicals by being packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients. Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant foods promote longevity, regulate the […]
What Does “Plant Based” Mean?
Now days you will find every major health authority advocating for variations of mostly plant based diets. These diets are beneficial for both children and adults by helping to increase their nutrient intake, while lowering excess or “empty calorie” intake. It has been shown that a plant based diet can greatly enhance quality of life. […]
A plant based diet made up of: -Fruits -Vegetables -Tubers -Whole grains -Legumes It does not include (or includes very little): -Meat -Chicken -Fish -Dairy products -Eggs -Highly refined and/or processed foods -Highly refined oil. It does not necessarily mean ‘vegan’. You can be vegan and NOT follow an entirely plant based diet: When I […]