Staying Plant-Based During the Holidays

by PlantPure Team December 16, 2016

Staying Plant-Based During the Holidays

Kim Campbell

The next few weeks can pose challenges as we attend Christmas parties, travel to see family and loved ones, and prepare traditional recipes passed down from generations.  I have always loved this time of year mainly because it’s a lot of “together” time.  Here are some tips for making the holidays stress-free and healthy.

  1.  Find those traditional recipes that you can “veganize” and make them a bit healthier without sacrificing flavor. In our family, here are a few traditional recipes from the PlantPure Nation Cookbook that were family holiday recipes that I made healthier: Date Bars, Crab Cakes (became Zucchini Cakes), Chocolate Power Bites, Cranberry Orange Scones, and Gingerbread Blueberry Pancakes.
  2. Share! Bring your favorite plant-based dish that will “WOW” the crowd.  Often times this gives you that window to talk        about this lifestyle and how much you enjoy and benefit from it.  If people don’t inquire it can mean that they aren’t interested or ready to begin their journey.  Great food and recipes lure people nicely!!
  3. Eat before you go to the “event/party” so you’re not tempted to indulge in the rich animal-based foods. If it’s a dish to pass, bring something hearty that you can enjoy.
  4. Food complications often isolate people. Many times people complicate the simplicity of just eating plants into a “diet” of restrictions: no gluten, no soy, no nuts or nut butters, no sugars, only organic, no flours, GMO free, only raw …. and this list goes on.  I’m not here to comment on the validity of any of these topics, but I have watched people push away from loving friends and family because they have so many restrictions.  During this time of year, it’s nice to let go a bit while staying plant-based and not carry our restrictions “on our sleeve” so to say.  If the choice is to eat alone on a holiday or eat with loved ones, I choose the latter because my mental health is essential for living this gift of life fully.
  5. The Whole Foods Plant Based lifestyle is only a small part of you. As people begin to experience great health for the first time in their lives, the urge is to become the Pied Piper of health.  While this is wonderful, it can turn people away.  Talking incessantly about the WFPB lifestyle can be as controversial as faith or politics.
  6. If you get off track, get right back on! You have three meals a day to make corrections and your body will make those corrections beautifully.  Mistakes are in the past and all that matters is continuing your journey of great health.  Enjoy the season my friends!!

The post Staying Plant-Based During the Holidays appeared first on PlantPure Nation.




PlantPure Team
PlantPure Team

Author



Also in News

Fun With Spuds
Fun With Spuds

by PlantPure Team May 02, 2017

A simple potato can serve as the base for any meal, and also makes a great snack. Not only are potatoes inexpensive and satisfying, but with so many varieties and endless cooking options, you never have to be bored with potatoes. Here are some of our favorite ways to cook and prepare potatoes.

Read more 

The post Fun With Spuds appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

Important PlantPure Food Update
Important PlantPure Food Update

by PlantPure Team April 23, 2017

Last Friday night we launched the new version of our PlantPure Entrees on Amazon, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.  We are humbled by some of the great reviews, and are also taking note of the suggestions people have provided.  
One thing we noticed was a trend of some of our meals being delivered with seals that were not fully intact. 

Read more 

The post Important PlantPure Food Update appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

From Plants to Politics
From Plants to Politics

by Nelson Campbell April 18, 2017

I try not to be overly dramatic in my writing, but I think most of us would agree we live in troubled times. We might define these troubles differently, but most of us have this sense. Most distressing in my view, however, are not the actual problems we face, but our inability to work together to find their solutions.
Read more

The post From Plants to Politics appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

love our recipes?

BUY OUR COOKBOOK

The PlantPure Nation Cookbook brings our powerful, science-based approach to nutrition from the big screen to your kitchen with some of the same mouthwatering recipes that kick-started the film, promoting the health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet.