Podcast #46: Top 10 Vegan Foods For A Healthy Diet & The 21-Day Vegan Challenge

October 21, 2018

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Not all vegan diets are created equal, and the healthiest and easiest approach to a vegan diet is to include these top 10 vegan foods to your diet everyday. 

The amount of faux meats and processed vegan-friendly products has exploded in the past two years. Subsequently, if you are a full-time or part-time vegan who regularly consumes processed vegan foods, these foods can be as unhealthy as animal products.

For the most part, eating healthy isn’t difficult when you stick to a whole foods approach.

In today’s podcast, I discuss the 10 ten vegan foods you should include in your diet every day.

So even if you are already on a vegan diet, sometimes you need to get back to the basics and eat well-planned vegan foods to make sure you don’t miss out on essential nutrients.

Once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature.

In brief, no matter where you are on your vegan journey, eating a whole-food, plant-based diet centered on whole, unrefined vegan foods, will drastically improve your health and you will feel better than you have ever felt.

I also hope you join us on the 21-day Healthy Vegan Eating Challenge. You can download a daily nutritional checklist to help guide you.

Furthermore, you can join our private Facebook Group for updates and support. 

Top 10 Vegan Foods For A Healthy Vegan Diet – download your daily checklist here.

Thanks for being here and I hope today’s podcast helps you live a long and healthy life. 

You will find today's recipe for the Creamy Farro Salad with White Beans and Kale Topped with Ginger Miso Dressing at the bottom of this post.

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Creamy Farro Salad with White Beans & Kale
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Switch up the grain, beans and greens to your favorites.
Cuisine: americano
Serves: 2
  • ¾ cup dried farro, rinsed
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 1 pound Tuscan kale, stems and veins discarded, cut into ½ inch ribbons
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (omit if you are oil-free)
  • 1 15-ounce can cooked, drained, rinsed cannellini beans
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Ginger Miso Dressing
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 inches of peeled, chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons Tahini
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce or Tamari
  • Salt & Ground black pepper to taste
  1. In a medium saucepan bring 2 cups of of water to a boil. Add the farro and cook until al dente, approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Don't overcook. It should still have a little bite. Drain and spread on a lined baking sheet to cool.
  2. Meanwhile toast ¼ cup of pine nuts over moderate heat, tossing occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes being careful not to burn.
  3. In a large bowl whisk 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Season the mixture with the salt and pepper. Add the Tuscan kale and toss well. Use your hands to make sure all the kale is covered with lemon juice. Let stand for about 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile in a food processor add all the Ginger Miso Dressing ingredients. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Taste and season with salt and ground black pepper if needed.
  5. Add the farro and cooked cannellini beans, and pine nuts to the kale and toss. Lightly dress with ginger miso dressing. Top with hemp seeds. Season with fresh ground black pepper. Taste and add salt if necessary.


6 thoughts on “Podcast #46: Top 10 Vegan Foods For A Healthy Diet & The 21-Day Vegan Challenge

  1. Hi! I listened to your podcast yesterday and felt excited to take the challenge (best I can). After work I went to the store and got everything I needed to make this recipe and WOWZA it is so tasty! It’s packed with flavor and so filling too. It says 2 servings but I packaged up into 4. This was an easy recipe and would be a hit at a potluck! Thank you!!

    1. Thanks Heather! I always appreciate the feedback. I am going to start the challenge on November 1. Hope I can fit all those foods in everyday. I will keep everyone updated on our Facebook group. Have a great day!

  2. Really need this challenge as I’m trying to gain weight and improve my nutrition before the winter. Your podcast inspired me, Keen to get going

    1. Yeah Julie! so happy you will join me – I am going to begin on November 1. I will do updates on our Facebook group. Thanks for the kind words and for being part of our healthy community!

  3. Eating vegan is a healthier way of life and it’s an easy way for you to protect yourself from many diseases like obesity and heart diseases.

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