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What to Eat Every Day

From time to time I find myself in a rut regarding food. As an erstwhile complete vegan, who now occasionally gives in to social pressures surrounding food at restaurants and other people's homes and looks the other way from that bit of cheese, I find food very challenging when I get busy. There just isn't much tasty vegan food that doesn't require cooking or at least prep time, and when the weeks get long, I've been known to come home and pour a bowl of Heritage O's and soymilk and call it a day. Or worse yet, there were a few days in the early months of the practice that I ate nothing but Luna bars (Shhh, don't tell my mom!). But as my word for the year is sustainable, and I've already noted how I've come to terms with ahimsa in exercise; I'm finding myself needing to reset and shift back to the way I used to eat. When I need a food "reboot," I always turn to this loose guide by Adiel Tel-Oren, MD, which I found on this blog a few years ago.

What to eat every day:

"A really big salad -- lots of greens, lots of colors, with some nuts/seeds or avocado, with some lemon juice and/or olive oil if you want

A cup or more of dark, leafy greens in addition to the salad -- could be in a smoothie, marinated, whatever

A serving of cabbage-family vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok-choy, etc.)

A large fruit salad

4 or 5 additional fruit servings

At least 3 Tbls. nuts or seeds, ideally soaked (or at least eaten with watery greens or fruits to dilute them so they'll digest more easily)

A serving of legumes or grains, ideally sprouted (i.e., lentil sprouts, pea sprouts, sprouted buckwheat crackers) or cooked in water if someone isn't 100% raw

After that eat whatever you want."

I love the simultaneous direction plus freedom of such a meal plan. Stay tuned this month to the blog if you're interested in recipes--they'll all be super simple but all in the spirit of attempting to follow Dr. Tel-Oren's advice.


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