Some recipes are tagged 'PD-Ed Exclusive' and come with a monthly membership to Protective Diet Education. For $20 per month, you get weekly 1 hour online interactive courses every Tuesday night, which are recorded and archived for you to view at any time. You get access to all of the classes, over 20 so far, on a wide variety of plant based living topics. And you get 1 or more of her great new recipes, such as the Chickenless Nuggets, each week. Check it out. I think it is a great value for the money, I have been a member since Lesson #1 and I love it. I can spend $20 in a month pretty easily and get way less than that for it.
This little plate of comfort food I whipped up this week also highlights the fact that I don't just survive on lettuce and lemon wedges. I will be sharing a lot of what I eat on a regular basis in this blog so you can see the wide variety of foods, the hearty portions, and how filling this way of eating can be. This diet plan works for everyone at every stage of life and meets all of your caloric and nutritional needs. A very helpful quote from The American Dietetic Association:
"It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes."
I haven't decided yet if I will get into recipe creation and adding my own recipes to this site. Simon thinks I am very good at it and I think I could definitely do it. Yet there are so many wonderful healthy whole foods plant based recipes, doctors, and bloggers already sharing this type of information. I know for sure that I want to teach you all about the health, environmental, social, and animal friendly aspects of this lifestyle. I want to 'teach people how to fish' so to speak and how to create this lifestyle for themselves. I will do plenty of cooking demonstrations and share information on where to find great recipes. We shall see on the Jenny Parsley original recipes. It will probably happen :-)
My last tidbit for today. I added a page to my website entitled My Transformation. On that page I share my transition from the Standard American Diet (aptly called SAD) to a vegetarian diet, to a vegan diet, to a low fat whole foods plant based Protective Diet. That is how I lost the last 25 pounds before my wedding and hit my goal weight. Check it out. I even have before & after pictures in a bikini (gasp!). I am proud of my success, feel so healthy, and am happy to share my story in hopes that it inspires others to take control of their health. Check it out!
Please weigh in on the recipe topic. Do you think I should start creating my own recipes and sharing them on my website? Or do you think links to existing plant based recipes are helpful enough?