Switching to a whole-food, vegan diet. The easy abundant way

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by Tina

My hubby has been pretty consistent with this plantbased lifestyle for almost a year now which I am very happy with. Proud of him!
He is just not that into fruits like me. I am perfectly happy with just eating a huge plate of fruit or a smoothie for a meal. That part kept
tripping it up until I discovered that a starch based lifestyle could and does work so much better for some people. We live in a colder
climat which makes eating only raw foods more challenging for some and also not always doable, like at work.

Starches like rice, potatoes, oats, buckwheat etc. are a wonderful base, adding lots of veggies and fruits can keep anyone satisfied. He loves
beans, lentils and tempeh for some protein. The only important thing is to go easy on the fats even if they are the healthy kind like nuts, seeds,
avocado and coconut.

The great thing about eating wholefoods is that you eat as much as you desire, something that works great for the most people. Wholefoods are foods
as much as possible in their natural state, raw or cooked,

Fruit, veggies, greens, sweet potatoes, oats, millet, rice, buckwheat, beans, lentils, as much as you desire. A little amount of nuts, seeds, avocado, coconut, chia, flax to add the needed fats. Starch based, unrefind foods, fruit and veggies from the basis of this lifestyle.

He sometimes drinks a green smoothie for breakfast or just takes some fruit along to work. Lunch is something like this meal below, a mix of starches,
plantbased protein, some fat, lots of veggies and a snack. Dinner is made up of the same components without the snack.

soba lunch

Soba noodles, these were brown rice wakami flavoured,

marinated then baked tempeh, I simmer the tempeh slices in water and braggs aminos or tamari and some maple syrup for about 20 minutes and bake them crunchy in a skillet or in my new air fryer which works great for jobs like this without adding any oil.

Steamed green peas, grated carrot, cucumber slices and some hot sauce on top. A dressing on the side made of 1 tbsp. peanut butter, 1 tbsp. braggs aminos, a das of water and 1 tsp. of maple syrup whisked into a dressing.

oat bars

Ingredients for these fat free oatmeal date cookies,

  • 1 and 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • a splash of almond milk to make the dough a stick together

Preheat the oven to 350F / 170C

Add oats and dates to a food processor and process until well combined. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse to make a dough that sticks together. You can form balls and press them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. I made a roll and cut slices, the quickest way.

Bake for about 20 minutes, until light brown. They are delicious and chewy.

Ali’s delicious and creamy Black & Purple Pudding  fits perfectly in this high carb low fat way of eating.  You should realy try this Raw Fruit Cereal for a high fruit high energy breakfast, I love it! I also add some dried mulberries for a crunch!

Njoy! If you have any questions let me know,

sending love,


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