Hello Beautiful People! I’m so excited because I’m learning all about Pinterest and how to set it up on my blogs. This is going to be awesome because you can now use Pinterest to save any inspired posts to your board. This photo is an amazing vegan dinner that was ordered at Salt Life Food Shack in St Augustine. I often ask restaurants to modify orders to take off the animal meats to make dishes vegan. This way I can go out to eat almost anywhere and eat. My dinner guest ordered this entree and it was so good that I kept sneaking my fork over to this plate over mine! Food thief! Hey what can I say, I like to eat:)
Learning How to Custom Order Plant Based Entrees
One of the hardest things for me to do when I went plant based was to learn how to order foods from restaurants so that I can join my friends. Socially, being vegan was isolating me because I didn’t have the courage or know how to customize orders at restaurants. I often stayed home feeling like I had to make my own foods because restaurants didn’t have something that I could order. This was a real drag because I still love all of my friends no matter what and I wanted to spend time with them. Also, where I live there are only a small handful of vegan restaurants which I found limiting. At restaurants if I asked them to take off the meat or cheese then I would look at what is in other dishes to see what they have in the kitchen. Then I would ask them to substitute a vegetable, fruit or nut instead of the meat of cheese or simple ask for extra vegetables. The first time that I custom ordered, I was surprised at how accommodating restaurants were to my special needs. Not all places but many were willing to bend over backwards to meet my needs. What a relief! I was often scared to speak up because I didn’t want to be high maintenance but I also wanted to be happy with the food that I was paying for. I needed to deal with my throat chakra issues and learn to speak up and request what I wanted. I feel like every request is planting a seed to restaurant owners to add a plant based option on the menu as well. Please, politely speak up if there is something that you want but you don’t see it. Over time, with enough requests we will see restaurants creating more and more plant based entrees. We need to band together to create the change that we’d like to see.
Now I love going to restaurants because I’m often inspired by what different places have to offer and I can then recreate at home. I am often cooking for others and I find that I make the same 10 dishes over and over again so I love learning more things that I can add to my rotation. I’m a fan of simple dishes with a limited number of ingredients. I found that if the dish was too complicated then I simply didn’t make it that often. My goal as a health coach is to give you options that are simple, delicious and affordable. You can be successful eating plant based. You might have to start one meal at a time, slowly converting your repertoire of regular dishes to healthier plant based options. Your health is so important so never underestimate the efforts that you are making even if they seem small. Cumulatively they add up over time.
Game Changers Documentary
There is a new documentary out called Game Changers and it talks about how plant based helps to increase athletic performance. I have been plant based for 10 years and I can attest that my athletic performance has been soaring, even in my mid-40’s. This is very exciting to me and I feel amazing. I want to share it with the world. I specifically am doing a high raw low fat plant based diet that is high fruit. If you want to learn more about what I’m doing, then check out my book on Amazon Kindle called Health Through Fruit. I poured my heart and soul into this book about my personal journey going plant based. It’s only $4.99 and I wrote it specifically for kindle so it’s a shorter book at about 40 pages. I love hearing from you so please feel free to reach out to me anytime and let me know if there is anything that I can help with:) . I’m here for you to answer all your questions! Also, I am available to speak at public speaking events or at your companies wellness days. Let’s connect! Much love to you all! Peace!