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Whole Food Plant Based Eating (savory meals)

Sunday, June 03, 2018

For those of you unfamiliar with my journey you may want to check out one of the previous 2 blogs. There's also a breakfast photo on the last blog (WFPB redux)..

Here's a typical lunch or dinner.

What you are looking at here, is mukimame (edamame, ie soy, out of the shell), arugula, nooch (kal brand nutritional yeast flakes), those little sweet red, orange and yellow peppers you can get in a bag, pumpkin seeds, red onion. I use balsamic vinegar and kalamata olives as a salad dressing. The chip is a horneadas, made by Mission Foods, i get these in Walmart a package for under $2. They are virtually fat free and so much lower in calories than tostados.

I usually make a big pot of pulses (beans or lentils) full of garlic and spices. Part of the diet is to get a cup and a half of pulses a day... they are your main source of protein

This lentil recipe has black cumin seed, fennel and green cumin seed (different from black cumin), a couple of bay leaves, and 5 roma tomatoes to a pound of orange lentils. I add 8 cloves of garlic, which I mince and leave out for an hour before adding to the pot. This creates beneficial compounds in the garlic.

Other goodies are red onion, which can also get the same treatment as the garlic, chop it up at the same time. Peppers, wild rice, horneadas, nooch, Sriracha hot sauce, balsamic and kalamata olives.

Eat the rainbow,
: )
If you want to find recipes and more information on this way of eating, please check your library for Dr. Micheal Greger's two best selling books: How not to Die, How not to Die Cookbook. I don't have the cookbook, but the How not to Die is fascinating. He also has a variety of short videos. All the profits from the sales of his books, goes back into research and information sharing. All his recommendations are based on published scientific research. He sells no supplements. nutritionfacts.o

PS 6/5/2018
Morticia: That's great you are eating lots of veggies! Luckily there's lots of veggies to choose from, so if there's something you don't like, there's no sense eating it. I'm simply sharing what I find enjoyable... not everyone's cup of tea. And yes.... its always a good idea to include some lipids in with your greens, the better to absorb the oil based antioxidants and vitamins A, D, K, E. That's why I always include seeds, nuts or avocado with all my greens.. fats and oil...lipids... in whole food form. As for fat not causing heart disease, it most certainly caused mine!

AQUAGIRL... Nope, soy foods don't seem to effect my thyroid. I don't eat mukimame every day, but i do have about a cup of soy milk in my tea. Perhaps this is bc I'm on adequate thyroid meds, and get some iodine in my diet... also I'm done with the whole perimenopausal hormone rollercoaster.. But everyone is different. Stick to what is working for YOU!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thanks to everyone who left encouragement!
    My hope is that everyone will try to incorporate more whole plant foods into their diet.
    Especially now in these warm months, when lighter fare is appropriate for the heat of summer, and everything is growing gangbusters.
    I put the answers to some people's questions up in the blog in case someone else is wanting to know the same thing.

    Be well
    964 days ago
    I eat the rainbow too. Usually 10 veggies and frutis a day. I love salad greens and eat mini peppers almost every day. I love pumpkin seeds, balsamic vinegar, and kalamata olives too. I like edamame but avoid soy as it is not recommended by my doctor for women my age with my medical problems. I'm not crazy about onions, tomatoes, wild rice, hot sauce, and garlic nor having to eat 1 1/2 cups of beans a day. Way too much for my taste. Not into tostados and similar things either - too processed. I have a salad for lunch every day but don't want to live on it. Diets like this are too restrictive for me. The nutrients in veggies are absorbed better with a little fat. Fat doesn't cause heart disease. I find that vegans, in general, are not picky, like I am.
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    966 days ago
    Doesn't the soy bother your thyroid? It wreaks havoc with mine. Interesting meals!
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  • NESY316
    I'm looking for new, better ways to eat. thanks for the tips.
    966 days ago
    Cool! I just started How Not To Die!
    966 days ago
  • JUNETTA2002
    Looks good
    966 days ago
  • -KARMA-
    These look great! I cook exclusively vegan; this gives me new recipe inspiration :)
    966 days ago
  • PAUTCHES1950
    Looks good
    966 days ago
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