Let food be thy medicine. Learn how changing your diet from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes, and then put it into practice by following our easy plant-based recipes.
Vegan Biscuits (KFC Style)Prior to switching to a plant-based diet, I grew up eating KFC. My favorite were the biscuits. I felt that I wanted to create a vegan version of this childhood favorite. There’s something about a warm, flaky, buttery biscuit that is so satisfying, especially during the holidays. Even if you’ve never had KFC biscuits, these are the perfect biscuits to have if you are looking to make biscuits and gravy. These are also great for breakfast sandwiches. Gallo PintoThis simple but appetizing dish is usually eaten for breakfast in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua, although it is also served at other times of the day. It can be done with black or red beans. It is usually accompanied with corn tortillas or male bananas if desired, but for a more balanced meal for diabetics, we recommend accompanying it with a steamed salad or vegetables.Simple PancakesMy family loves these light and fluffy pancakes exactly the way this picture shows: with a little dab of almond butter and sliced bananas.Strawberry Fields SmoothieCreated by my dear friends and smoothie wizards Ashley Kim and Rachelle Diaz, this smoothie honestly tastes like what its name implies, with a surprisingly summery note from the basilTangerine Bliss SmoothieI was tempted to name this “Tangerine Julius” because of how intensely similar it tastes to the drink sold at the popular mall food court staple “Orange Julius.” It’s frothy, vividly orange, and feels like you’re eating a glass of sunshine.Quick Chia-Nut GranolaIt’s dangerous to have crunchy, freshly baked granola sitting on the counter within arm’s reach. This is a small batch so exercise your willpower and appease your temptations with just one hot cluster.Large-Batch Date and Nut GranolaWhy such a large batch? A family of five can eat and enjoy an astonishing amount of granola for breakfast. Plus, what is granola but a perfect breakfast food, garnish, and everyday snack?5-Minute Sweet or Savory Polenta BowlIt’s a single serving recipe, but how perfect would this be for a crowd-pleasing brunch buffet? Just prepare the polenta and lay out all of the optional toppings for a beautiful sunshine-y spread. Or, simply make a little bowl of bright polenta for yourself and get creative.Oatmeal BakeAn easy, warm, and hearty change from the everyday oatmeal breakfast.