Hey, I Can Make That!, How to own this lifestyle

How to Get Started on a Plant Based Diet.

People often ask me “What is the best way to begin this lifestyle?”

Although, going in at 100% is ideal, it is not always realistic for many people.

For those who just want to know a quick way to start, here is my recommendation:

Start by replacing just your lunch for a week or two.

Next, replace all your dinners.
Eat all you want till comfortably full.

Your results will motivate you to complete the transition.
Find recipes like the one in this “Hey, I can Make That!” series with few ingredients that take little time to prepare.

Delicious warm or cold over any grain or on a baked potato, which can be batch cooked in the oven.

For more tips on this lifestyle, check out my blogs below on Conquering The Cravings Beasty:

Conquer Cravings:  Sweets

Conquer Cravings: Coffee

Conquer Cravings: Ice Cream

Conquer Cravings: Cheese

Conquer Cravings: Salty Things

Conquer Cravings: Chocolate

It is not your fault that you are craving highly palatable foods. Here are some of the tips which I share with my clients on what to do if you Fell Off The Wagon? Ouch….

Your taste buds have been hijacked by the food industry.

This book is a great resource to help you understand why Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

What strategies do / did you use to resist temptation?

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If you would like to help support my blog, consider shopping on my Amazon Store for Whole Food, Plant Based kitchen gadgets, books, food, home delivered food and more!

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My Favorite, Easy, Filling Recipe -Welcome To Healthy Fast Food

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Following this lifestyle can be frustrating for those who do not enjoy cooking.

If only we could go to a drive through and buy compliant food that was delicious.

Well, until that day comes, what can one do to get good food quickly?

Here is my favorite recipe that I share with Newbies and those that don’t care to cook, have much time or a real kitchen.

Cook a sweet potato in the microwave quickly in this Potato Microwaving Bag ,  batch cook a dozen in the oven or cook them in the InstantPot.

Make this easy to make, delicious recipe and serve over your potato.

Fast Food Meal

In Large Mixing Bowl combine:

2 Cans unsalted black beans (drained)

1 small package of Wholly Guacamole

1 jar Newman’s Own Salsa (mild)

1 cup of low salt pico de gallo (usually found in produce section)

If you are really ambitious, you can use a potato masher to get a creamier consistency.

Serve cold or warm over a baked potato.

You can roast lots of potatoes in the oven.

You can easily bake potato(es) in the microwave with this!

You can even add a cooked bag of frozen veggies.

Yay!

What is your favorite, quick and easy recipe?

Check out our Recipes Section for more great recipes.

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Eat Your Greens

I have helped many people to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

Please follow me so I know you would like me to share more helpful hints.

Check out my BeGreenWithAmy YouTube Channel for lots of whole food, plant based hacks, recipes and more.

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Amy holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell

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How to own this lifestyle, Need to know, Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Tip: Easily cut about 400 calories per day

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Don’t eat food cooked with oil.

All oil, even olive oil and coconut oil are about 150 calories per tablespoon.

Eat food sautéed in oil and you could be consuming 400 extra, tasteless calories.

Learn how to easily cook vegetables without oil.

Instead of oil, sauté in vegetable broth, citrus juice or water.

You won’t miss the “taste”. Sorry, but if you are eating in a restaurant, your food most likely has been prepared with oil and / or prepped with things like Italian Dressing which is made with oil.

Isolated plant oils are a cheap, unhealthy version of real food. Don’t buy the propaganda about olive oil, coconut oil or any oil. According to Dr. Fuhrman, “When fats are ingested in the form of extracted oils, they are rapidly and efficiently absorbed by the body and immediately converted into body fat. If these fats were instead ingested from whole foods, such as seeds, nuts and avocado, their absorption would be much slower, over hours, not minutes and these fats would be mostly burned for our energy needs and not stored.”

Olive oil is not a whole food—it is a fattening, low-nutrient, processed food, consisting of 100% fat. Unrefined plant foods, rather than olive oil, provided the bulk of the omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, phytochemicals and minerals “

Hiding In Your Food: Oils and Fats

I have helped many people to navigate this lifestyle, please contact me for a coaching session. I have learned many strategies, tips and hacks while coaching people since 2012. I would love to help you be successful as well.

Please click follow so I know you would like me to share more helpful hints.

Check out my BeGreenWithAmy YouTube Channel for lots of whole food, plant based hacks, recipes and more.

Subscribe to Be Green With Amy YouTube

If you would like to help support my blog, consider shopping on myAmazon Store for Whole Food, Plant Based kitchen gadgets, books, food, home delivered food and more!

If you would like to donate to help me with the costs of maintaining this website, recipe development, social media publicity and more, please donate here

Be Strong, Be Well and Be Green!

Amy holds a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell