Do you want a health coach to give you a tour through the grocery store; teach you to read nutrition facts and food labels; clean out and exchange your cupboards and refrigerator with healthier food options?
If yes, please watch Forks Over Knives Presents: The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue.
Author, triathlete, and firefighter, Rip Esselstyn assisted two families with improving their food, nutrition, and shopping habits. Fiber, water, phytochemicals, and antioxidants are the building blocks of Esselstyn’s plant-based meals that range from a portobello mushroom panini sandwich to sweet potato lasagna.
Like most “life makeover” shows, Esselstyn sprinkled the video with wisdom such as: turkey and chicken having similar fat and cholesterol as beef. Esselstyn suggested whole grains expansion outside of rice, and cautioned the overuse of nuts and olive oil.
If you enjoy cooking dvds and makeover shows, this will work for you. Recipe substitutions are essential when transitioning over to a plant-based diet.
Instead of Olive Oil for Baking Use:
- Apple Sauce
- Banana Puree
- Pumpkin Puree
- Plain Soy Yogurt
- Silk Soft Tofu
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