Summer means family and friends may be gathering for a potluck meal on the deck or by the lake. Whenever I am asked to bring a dish or need to plan a meal for a summer event, I always use recipes like the ones shown below.
Cucumber Tomato Salad
Baked Falafel Sandwich
BBQ BAKED BEANS
Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream
My friend, Diane Smith, is the writer and recipe developer behind PlantBasedCooking.com. We thought it would be helpful to share a healthy meal plan for those of you who are planning summer gatherings.
I always get lots of questions about what I eat and then more questions about how to transition to a plant-based diet. I am happy to tell you that Diane is preparing a course to help people transition to a plant-based diet. Contact her via her website to sign up for the course.
Diane Smith is the editor and publisher of PlantBasedCooking.com. We have so much in common, but most of all we are passionate about being our best selves and sharing what we learn with others.
I was in a lot of pain, on medication, in and out of Doctor's offices almost weekly, and could not sleep more than a couple of hours. That was all before I switched to a plant-based diet.
My back, feet, and legs hurt so much I could only walk short distances even in flat shoes. Now I can walk pain-free for miles, even in heels!
Before at age 54 After at age 58
The preservatives, sugar, fat and salt added to most processed foods caused inflammation, fifty pounds of stored fat, severe migraines every week, and numerous sinus infections. Removing those foods from my life allowed my body to heal and my immune system to thrive. I have not had a cold in five years. There are no more migraines! I take no medications now, and my lab results are those of a twenty-year-old. I feel much better now than I did when I was in my thirties. The only change I made was to a plant-based diet. This is one of the most important things I wish I could share with my younger self.
Thank you so much for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!