You’re Not Missing Out! Plant Based Abundance

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You're Not Missing Out!

Hey, Kickin’ Vegan, It seems like people would be afraid they are missing out, and might feel deprived when you take away their favorite foods they know and love. How can they find the inspiration to stay on track in a bland world of rice and beans?

 

This is one of my FAVORITE questions! Honestly, the greatest thing about going plant based is how much more food you will explore. You will not be missing out! You will be juiced with Abundance!

 

A meat centric diet usually adds potatoes and green beans, maybe salad, and your top three fruits. Many include lots of pizza, burgers and dogs. Not extremely varied. But when you remove the standard fare, your world opens up! It becomes a culinary land of magic, you will branch out and discover more foods than you ever knew existed. Exotic fruits, new spices, and trust me, Beans and Rice can get very exciting! When you aren’t putting meat on the plate, you go to great lengths to enrich your diet with fun and delicious foods to satisfy and fill. You also are putting together things to ensure you get all the nutrients, which you should have been doing anyways, but now it becomes a real adventure.

This is what you need to eat everyday:

Berries

Beans

Whole Grains

Greens

Cruciferous Veggies

More Fruit

More Vegetables

Flaxmeal

Chia Seeds

Walnuts

Spices

B-12

All while making sure you “eat the rainbow” by keeping your plates as colorful as possible. Go for pigment!

 

How can you possibly get bored while making sure to get in all of these things?

 

Many people also fear that they will be missing out on their favorite foods, but here’s the best part! You don’t actually have to let go of your favorite things, you only need to learn how to remake them. 

 

Boom. I have made macaroni and cheese, bacon egg & cheese muffins, biscuits and gravy, pizza, fried chicken, chicken wings, lasagna, tacos, jackfruit carnitas, tofu poke, shepherd’s pie, scotch eggs, cheesecake. I’ve made cheeseburgers, nachos, brats and kraut, and almost anything you can imagine that you think you are “giving up.’  I’ve made all of these absolutely plant based with no animal products, and deliciously enough to be loved by even skeptical folk.( I don’t do dog-biscuit style vegan!) 

 

You name a dish, and I can show you how to make it plant based. So not only are you branching out and trying so many new things, but you are keeping your existing favorites and making them even better. How can you possible feel restricted?

 

Get out of restaurants and into your kitchen. You’ll have full control over what goes into your food, and the artistic license to recreate some of your favorite fare. 

 

Grab yourself some new cookbooks, dig-in to ethnic cuisines. Korean, Thai, Mediterranean, Indian… They all serve plant based magical things. Learn some new spice combos. Do you know how delicious you can make ramen at home? Mushrooms, bok choy, watercress over noodles with your favorite veggie miso broth, soy sauce and sriracha topped with sesame seeds, dulse and kimchi? (Or however you want to make it.)

 

I can’t even get bored with salad or oatmeal, they’re daily faves! They are DIY sundaes waiting for you to top with your favorite things and whatever you’ve got in the fridge. They’re different every day. I made a salad one day out of all I had on hand, and thought, well this will be weird. It was sunflower sprouts, dried pineapple, chopped cucumber,  some tahini mixed with nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar and mustard and maple syrup, some chopped tomatoes. It ended up being the best salad I’d ever created, all because I was out of lettuce or any salad making norms. Anything can be salad. I’ve put last night’s spaghetti on top of a bed of leafy greens, and it was gold. Don’t be scared! ONLY YOU make the RULES!

 

Abundance surrounds you. Take off your blinders and quit thinking that plant-based only means kale and broccoli and plain tofu and beans and rice. There’s an unbelievably diverse culinary world out there to explore. Get ye on the path to abundance, young ninjas in training! There’s a world out there for you to taste, and you deserve all it has to offer! 

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Kickin' Vegan

Britt Taylor is a Vegan and a 2nd degree blackbelt. She is a wife, mother, and businesswoman. Currently living in bliss with a healthy vegan pregnancy on the lake in South Carolina. A runner (well, mostly a walker these days!) and a personal development director of opportunity. Once she retired in 2019, she has made the free lancing and self made woman world her passion and joy! All she really cares about is helping people transition to a Plant Based lifestyle in the easiest, most painless way and helping them to see that is is easy, fun, sexy and adventurous! She is passionate that it is the truest way that we can live in the peak of health for ourselves, and bonus! The Planet! Britt has an undergrad in both Theatre Arts and Nutrition and decided against pursuing her Master's in order to focus on a truer path in the health paradigm, so she got her online certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. A lifetime studier of health and nutrition has led her on this 30 year journey to be of assistance with those who are trying to navigate this often confusing and contradictory world of nutrition information. She is here to help those who are ready to transition be able to do so with a clarity of purpose and understanding.

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