WHY I WENT PLANT-BASED

AND SUMMER RECIPES YOUR WHOLE FAMILY WILL LOVE

When I heard the phrase healthy food growing up, I was convinced I was going to either be eating dry lettuce and carrots like a rabbit or something bland and chalky, devoid of texture, salt, and appeal.

Like 95% of the American population, I grew up on the standard American diet: happily consuming whatever meat, cheese, eggs, and yumminess came my way. I had some dietary parameters, but I really enjoyed my diet and wasn’t super interested in eating much healthy food due to my past experiences with it.

Then I met a cook who made delicious food that didn’t have any animal products. This was the beginning of learning to like different healthy recipes. One year, I became a vegetarian for a New Year’s resolution. Now, nearly 15 years later, I adhere to and enjoy a plant-based diet and don’t eat meat, dairy, or eggs. I have enough energy for my lifestyle and realize that my diet is setting me up for a healthier aging process later in my life as well. Most importantly, I realize that my dietary choices influence my mental health and that my wise dietary choices today influence how my brain will operate tomorrow. Read More