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Its here! My FREE plant powered meal plan. Switching to a plant-based diet has really helped me feel amazing in my body. I originally started to eat vegetarian because it was cheaper but as I got more and more into this way of eating I realised it was having a profound effect on my health. I’ve always had a problematic digestive system. Nothing really helped it until I eliminated gluten and started eating a whole food plant-based diet. Now I’m not saying everyone has to become a gluten vegan, I just think everyone can benefit from adding more wholesome fruits, veggies, beans, nuts and seeds to their diet. You never know how it might help you until you give it a go. I’ve created this 7-day meal plan to show you guys how easy and delicious eating a plant-based diet can be.  Not vegan? You don’t have to be. I’ve designed it so anyone can follow the plan, whether your a vegan looking for some exciting recipes or a newbie who just wants to cut down …

Green Dream Sandwiches

One of my new years resolutions was to get out and explore more. I set my self a goal of going somewhere new at least once a month but I’ve become so addicted to visiting new places i’ve been  heading out each week on my days off. One thing i look forward to when i head out on an adventure is lunch. Obviously. There aren’t many (any) healthy plant based food option at gas stations or road houses so i’ve been packing up lunch boxes to tie me over until i get back home. Sandwiches are my go to meal  when I’m heading out for the day and these green dream sandwiches are my favourite! I love the combiation of grilled zucchini, herby pesto and creamy avo sandwiched between to slices of fluffy bread. I add tempeh or tofu to my sandwiches to fill them out but you can tag team them with grilled mushrooms or eggplant.  These sandwiches are a great lunch box filler. They travel well and you can combine them with a few …

Watermelon & Strawberry Salad with Zingy Green Sauce

The first time I had tried a watermelon salad was at a small restaurant where I used to work. I thought they were crazy putting a watermelon salad on the menu. Who would order that? apparently everybody. It was one of the most popular dishes on the menu and we frequently sold out on balmy summer days. The salad was pretty simple. Just fresh chunks of watermelon, rocket leaves and feta drizzled with a pesto sauce but man was it good! The sweet watermelon worked perfectly with the herby sauce and the creamy feta tied everything together making it feel like more of a meal. Obviously, I’ve made my version of this salad 100% plant-based and swapped the cheese for a creamy, slightly spicy tahini sauce, added a few extra veggies for crunch and juicy strawberries because summer is all about fruit. You could also add cooked chickpeas or lentils if you want something more substantial. Not only is this salad a match made in flavour heaven it’s also a  perfect nutritional partnership. The vitamin C from the fruit …