I love to look up recipes and try new healthy whole food plant based ideas. Sometimes though I feel that not all the “healthy” recipes I read about are as health-promoting as they should be. I get a lot of feedback from patients who are confused at what they read about from different websites recommending “diet foods”. For example I hear a lot of confusion on whether using agave is a healthy sugar substitute or not. Or if olive oil is the best oil to use. I answer questions like these on a daily basis and it is my absolute joy to clear up all the confusion out there!
So please contact me if you have questions like these or more specific health related questions as well. I love nutrition and its relation to health prevention so much that I could talk about it all day, everyday! If you have any questions about my recipes please don’t hesitate to contact me. You may find that I don’t use any sugar, or oil in my recipes and salt is a lot less then what is commonly used.
If you are taking it slow and gradually transitioning to a healthier diet, as opposed to a more extreme shift like going vegan cold turkey (pun intended:), then it's very important to also learn the correct information of what small steps you can take to start your journey on a whole food plant based diet; also known as WFPBD. Here are some whole food plant based bean recipes I want to share with you. Feel free to add any grain of choice that you have stashed in your pantry. Some whole grains I recommend are wild rice, quinoa, or buckwheat. However you do not need to add grains to your beans to create a complete protein. Adding grains may be helpful for someone who requires more food to feel full. Alternatively, if you are trying to lose weight, skip the grains and add any vegetables you enjoy to eat. Vegetables have so much filling fiber that your stomach won’t know the difference in satiety from eating extra vegetables instead of grains.