So for part of my New Year's Resolution I was thinking about easing myself into the Superhero part of Alicia's program more completely. I am already vegan and have been for over a year and a half. I have recently been reading through The Kind Diet for a second time now and would like to know of any tips/suggestions for getting started.
I figured some initial goals could be:
-Exploring different kinds of whole grains and learning how to cook with them
-Eating/learning to cook more kinds of soup (already learned miso recently!)
-Reducing consumption of white sugar and processed foods (this will really be a difficult one for me)
Advise on that last one is especially appreciated. I love vegan baking and have several cookbooks on them and am not certain modifying the recipes with different kinds of sugar will be quite as satisfying. I also have a giant thing of sugar and all-purpose flour left that I would not want to waste. Is there any way I could use some combination of white sugar/brown rice syrup in the meantime? Money is also an issue, so any tips on what the cheapest Superhero foods/habits are would be helpful :)
I'll probably be updating this with more questions as I go along (mostly to ensure that I am truly making the best decision for my health and well-being). Thanks in advance for any help!
The best way to reduce or eliminate the consumption of white suar and processed food, I believe, is to replace them! For me, when I am getting a sugar calling my go-to is raisons. When I'm feeling a bit more "naughty" I will take a whole wheat cracker (vegan, of course) and spread a thin spread of crunchy peanut butter on it and top it off with my raisons....decadent! As for processed food, it's a day-to-day/one step at a time ordeal. Just remember to be kind to yourself, you are worth it!
how has you plan worked out so far? I made the switch to veganism on january 1rst and have since tried to include as many macro dishes as paossible.. breakfast (barley porridge) and lunch are fine, but dinner is often "just vegan".. have you found some easy to prepare recipes you would like to share?
and for baking- I haven´t found a lot of macro cake recipes so far.. maybe that ´s because baked foods are considered pretty yang and therefore not part of the macro routine?
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