Sun Lakes Whole Foods Plant Based Community Meeting

Edey Sanders, Janet Hayes, and Lisa Heene

Our bodies are our gardens — our wills are our gardeners. William Shakespeare

We meet the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the A-9/ Phoenix Room at Cottonwood Palo Verde.

Bring a pen and paper to take notes. Our January guest speaker is nutritionist Linda Curry. She’s a whole foods plant based nutritionist, herbalist, and author. Everyone is welcome, and all questions are good questions.

Alecia Turner (Bread of Life, Arizona) will be available to take orders for her fresh-baked WFPB Organic Einkorn breads.

Whole Foods Plant Based focuses on fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds — preferably organic. White sugar, artificial sweeteners, fast foods, processed foods, meat, and oils are avoided. Health, variety, and flavor create a winning combination for a successful WFPB lifestyle. We eat healthy, plant-based foods that taste great, feel satisfying, and are nourishing—a Win-Win.

We do not give medical advice or claim any cures. We help with getting started and continuing with a Whole Food Plant Based way of eating. Our group enjoys sharing their experiences of how WFPB eating has helped them in their lives. It is inspiring. We care about animal welfare, the environment, and our health. We share information, recipes, answer questions, and have a free giveaway at each meeting.

In our Dec. 18 meeting, several members won WFPB delicious baked goods (with recipes) in our giveaway. We spoke about doctors who endorse a WFPB lifestyle. To quote Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, “Collectively the media; the meat, oil, and dairy industries; most prominent chefs and cookbook authors; and our own government are not presenting accurate advice about the healthiest way to eat.” One of our members, Mike, explained caloric density in foods. We had even more ideas and recipes for entrées, side dishes, and desserts for holiday meals and what to bring to a non-WFPB family or friend’s gathering, along with where to buy readymade WFPB meals for those who don’t cook (or wish to take a break from cooking for the holidays).

When you join us at a meeting, be sure to sign in so we can add you to our Google email group. You’ll receive articles, websites, recipes, updates, and announcements pertaining to a WFPB lifestyle we send out during the month. You can also connect with the other members in our WFPB group.

You might find interesting and helpful information in the Forks over Knives magazine. Take a look online for an idea of what WFPB is and some of the information we share at our meetings.

We post our meeting reminders and updates on Sun Lakes

We look forward to meeting you at our Jan. 15 meeting. Bring a friend.

Wishing you a beautiful and Happy New Year 2020!