When I gradually converted to healthier eating, my success level improved when:
- I prepared a grocery list, so I had somewhat of a plan as to what to buy. A crowded grocery store or shopping in a hurry increased my chances of forgetting something!
- I chose convenient meals to make, and use kitchen tools that make my job faster and easier.
- I found meals that taste good.
As I started to eat less and less hamburger and fries, my taste buds had to readjust. Yes, it is true, some meals are an acquired taste or texture adjustment. However as time passes, our taste buds start to gravitate towards the healthier way of eating. And the old ways, well, sometimes become not so agreeable to our tummy anymore.
Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.” Genesis 1:29 NLT
Vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains are referred to as plant-based foods. These foods were created for our optimal health. Doctor’s Ornish, Esselstyn, Barnard, Campbell and Gerson have proved that plant-based diets improve health and even reverse disease.
The documentary Forks Over Knives on Netflix, about 50 minutes into the documentary, has a great visual for showing inflammation and plaque buildup in our blood vessels based on diet. However, consuming a whole food plant-based diet not only stops the harm, but starts to reverse any damage. How wonderful it is to see patients get off expensive prescription drugs, because their body is so healthy they don’t need them anymore!
Now I am not here to sway your decision whether to become vegetarian, vegan…to eat eggs, dairy, or fish…or not to eat eggs, dairy, or fish. But, we can learn from the professionals who are having consistent success by eating in a more natural manner. We take the information and see what fits into our lifestyle. Hear my heart when I say, I too, am personally experiencing health benefits by eating a diet filled with healing, energizing, immune building plant-based foods. I want to share this wisdom with you.
I like my meal selections to be easy to prepare. I am more apt to stick to healthier eating when it fits into my lifestyle. I enjoy cooking, but I don’t like to spend too much time in the kitchen. That’s why I hope you will enjoy this chili recipe. It is quick and easy to make. Lastly, it tastes really good.
The original recipe comes from The Cancer Survivor’s Guide by Neal D. Barnard, MD and Jenifer K. Reilly, RD. Although, what I am posting is my version, based on the foods that I keep on hand. Lots of nutrients are packed into this beautiful, warm bowl of chili! Enjoy!
Quick & Easy Plant-based Chili
♥ Ingredients ♥
Enjoy! To Your Health!