Cooking for One + Plant-Based Vegan Lifestyle
Admittedly I’m a lazy plant-based vegan.
If I could go out to eat for every meal, I probably would.
And when you’re cooking for one, it’s often easier to grab a bag or box of something that resembles food and think you are eating well.
But you’re not.
It’s exactly this mindset and behavior that sent my weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol soaring out of control.
Then I turned 60 and read the book “How Not to Die” by Dr. Michael Greger.
It changed my life!
With Greger’s hard-core facts about the food industry and the effects manufactured foods had on our bodies (which he backs with scientific proof), I switched from a processed, fast-food garbage diet to a whole-food, plant-based vegan lifestyle.
But sustaining this way of eating every single day became challenging for me – especially since I live alone and run a busy property management company. I grew tired of cooking the same meals, chopping up vegetables, and eating leftovers for days. I also stopped planning meals as I had done before.
Then after a few stressful events, I began eating fast food, processed garbage again.
It began with Oreos, French fries, and Fritos, which I justified because they happen to be vegan. And when I began feeling crappy, I told myself my body needed more protein. So I began eating cheese, butter, and fish and told myself it was OK because it was organic.
But it wasn’t OK.
I was lying to myself, and my body revolted as my weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels are now even higher than before.
So here I am today, starting over again as a plant-based vegan. I’m writing this blog to share my journey with people like you who may also be struggling with the same or a similar situation.
Honestly, I’m never going to be a perfect vegan.
There will be a some slip-ups and culinary diversions occasionally because that’s just how I roll.
But if this lifestyle is going to be a sustainable one, then it needs to fit easily into my life in a way that’s simple, delicious, affordable, and enjoyable.
I’ve been cooking for myself for many years so I’ve learned a few tricks for making small meals, grocery shopping, meal prep and planning, and more. If you want to learn how to create tasty, quick, and plant-based vegan meals for yourself, please follow along!
I’ll share what worked for me then and what changes work or don’t work for me now. I’m also going to show you how to live a healthy plant-based vegan lifestyle when you’re cooking for one (or two) and have fun doing it.
My grandmother always said, “eat from the earth.”
And what better way to do that than making delicious plant-based vegan foods for yourself or someone you love?
Thanks for following along!
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