Sun Lakes Whole Foods Plant Based meeting announcement

Janet Hayes, Edey Sanders, and Lisa Heene

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” —Jim Rohn

We meet the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the A-9/Phoenix Room, Cottonwood Palo Verde. Everyone is welcome, and all questions are good questions. Bring a pen and paper to take notes.

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 feel it’s essential to enjoy the food we eat.

Without giving medical advice or claiming cures, we help with getting started and continuing on a Whole Food Plant Based way of eating. We care about animal welfare, the environment, and our health. We share information, recipes, answer questions, and have a free giveaway at each meeting. For those interested in preparing food at home, we have recipes for WFPB condiments, butter, cheese, dressings, main meals, appetizers, snacks, and desserts, along with websites for step-by-step guidance.

Many of our members’ doctors have recommended a WFPB diet for them, and they wonder if this is something they can do. Others have enjoyed a WFPB lifestyle for years and have experience and knowledge to share with our group. We have vegans and vegetarians who also wish to improve their eating habits and food choices. And it’s okay if you are not WFPB yet.

In our Nov. 20 meeting, we covered what to make for Thanksgiving, how to go about shopping for WFPB menu planning, and WFPB choices in restaurants. We reviewed some of the basics, including replacing oil for sautéing and frying with vegetable broth, using an air fryer, reading food labels, making better choices than those “fake” meat/dairy products, eating organic, growing food at home in containers, vertical gardens, etc. Several members won a free pack of organic seeds in our giveaway drawing.

The Game Changer is a great film to see on WFPB lifestyle. You may be surprised with the information and big names behind this life-changing way of eating.

Our previously-planned November speaker, Nutritionist Linda Curry, will be rescheduled in early 2020.

Alecia Turner, Bread of Life, Arizona, delivered her fresh-baked, WFPB-compliant, Organic Einkorn bread to our meeting and took orders for our December meeting.

Instead of the long link I included in last month’s article mentioning Jackfruit, just go to YouTube for videos explaining what Jackfruit is and the many ways to use in in your WFPB dishes.

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We look forward to meeting you at our Dec. 16 meeting, just in time for Winter Solstice, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the New Year 2020!

Blessings to you in this beautiful season of Love, Joy, and Hope.