plant based diet

Plant-Based Weight Loss Challenge

Plant-Based Weight Loss Challenge I had such a good time creating and implementing the Whole-Foods Plant-Based Budget series, I decided to take it a step further.  This challenge is a plant-based weight loss plan to drop pounds after Christmas (or anytime).  On the budget plan I lost 5 pounds without even trying.  This new plan…

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Whole-Foods Plant-Based on a Budget: Week Three

Whole-Foods Plant Based on a Budget:  Week Three Progress Report Week 2 was a success!  Once again I felt nourished and satisfied and STUCK TO THE BUDGET! I’m finding that by only shopping once a week its easier to resist temptation and only buy what’s on my list.  This works if the foods that are…

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Sweet Potato Burgers with Cashews & Smoked Tofu

Smoky, garlicky, and full of flavor. The tofu in these burgers absolutely MUST be the smoked kind, otherwise the flavour will be bland. Sweet Potato Burgers with Cashews & Smoked Tofu Makes 6-8 burgers Ingredients 2 medium-large sweet potatoes or yams (the larger the potato the more patties you’ll get without having to adjust any…

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Whole-Food Plant-Based on a Budget: Week Two

Whole-Foods Plant-Based Eating on a Budget:  Week 2 Week One went well.  I stuck to the meal plan, didn’t buy anything extra, and ate some yummy, yummy foods.  I’ve been eating heaping bowls of soups and stews at each meal  – pretty much stuffing myself without overeating.  I’m feeling nourished and satisfied. This diet includes…

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Jen’s Split Pea Soup

Serves 4  Ingredients 6 cups of veggie broth (or 6 cups of water plus 2 low-sodium vegetable broth cubes) 1 cup yellow split peas, dried 2 bay leaves ½ onion, chopped 1 potato, chopped into ½-1 inch pieces 3 carrots, chopped into ½-1inch coins salt & pepper Instructions Place water/broth/cubes into large saucepan and bring…

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Jen’s Green Smoothie

What!?  That’s not green!  Yep, you can fool even the most picky of eaters into eating their greens by using lots of berries. I aim to have a large green smoothie for breakfast 5 days a week.  This way I ensure I’ve had 3-4 servings of fruit and 3-4 cups of raw greens daily.  The…

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