As you can read on my main blog page, I have been on a plant based, whole food weight loss journey and have lost 110 pounds as of January 2020. Going plant based was the best decision I have made in my entire life of 66 years! Not only have I lost the weight, but I completely cured diabetes and got out of a wheelchair and off oxygen. From not being able to walk or stand more than 2 minutes to walking 2 miles a day and standing to cook real meals and even shop for myself. I hope to inspire everyone to take control of your health and your life!
This page contains resources and links for those transitioning to a plant based or vegan lifestyle or those who are curious about what types of foods offer the most nutrition and health benefits while still allowing you to lose weight. Reclaim your health, lose weight and feel great by eating only whole plant based foods!
These links are for the documentaries and books that provided me the knowledge I needed to reclaim my health and get my life back.
Quick & Easy No Recipe Meals Ready in 5 Minutes
(for my favorite recipes see my page A-pinch-of-this-and-a-pinch-of-that)
This section will contain photos and information about some of my most common meals. I hope this helps those who are confused about what to eat that is easy, fast and cheap. I do not cook much at all and yet I still get all the nutrition I need and lose weight. Feel free to leave comments or message me if you need any guidance.
Under 250 calories and less than 10 minutes prep time. This is a common meal for me, with some variation in the veggies. Brown rice (freezer steamer bag), broccoli (also freezer steamer bag), and sliced carrots (single serve container), any other vegetable will work, whatever is your favorite. I put some nutritional yeast on my brown rice or potatoes to amp up the nutrition.
Under 350 calories, less than 10 minutes prep time. Microwaved potato with “nooch” (nutritional yeast) steamed broccoli (or any green vegetable) and black eyed peas. I use canned or frozen steam-in-bag veggies to make it fast and easy. Everything is microwaved, no pans or stove needed.
Under 300 calories and less than 10 minutes prep time. This is a common meal for me, with some variation in the veggies. Brown rice (freezer steamer bag), broccoli (also freezer steamer bag), and great northern beans, any other vegetable will work, whatever is your favorite. I put some nutritional yeast on my brown rice or potatoes to amp up the nutrition.
Under 300 calories, 20 minutes prep time. When it is not scorching hot here in Texas, I roast veggies in the oven. This was a mix of zucchini and squash on a bed of collard greens.
Some of my favorite Plant-Based Products
Some of these link to Amazon in case you can’t find them in your local store.
- Hellman’s Vegan Spread (they can’t legally call it mayonnaise?)
- Gardein products, all of them
- Chao vegan cheez (more dairy industry control, can’t call it cheese)
- NOW Foods nutritional yeast
- Jiffy Vegetarian Corn Muffin Mix
- Allens canned greens and beans (contain no animal fat)
- Field Roast products (meat and cheese substitutes)