Apple Pie (A=πr^2)

This apple pie combines health with intense flavor without all the added calories. The crust is simply made from oats, and the filling is a great way to include more apples into your diet with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice. 

A=πr^2

No Seriously, cherry pie is delicious, but Apple Pies are too!

And they are so easy to make its ridiculous. I’ve added two recipes to this one, the firsts is the basic WFPB Pie Crust Recipe And another Cookie Crust Recipe you can try (Link will be here Soon). 

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  1. Wildway Banana Nut Grain-Free Granola
Gluten-Free, Non-GMO

#Livewild and top this all off. I love Wildway Banana Nut Grain-Free Granola. This product is great because its packed with great foods you should be eating everyday from organic dates to walnuts, pecans, and flavored with vanilla beans and hint of cinnamon. At a low sodium content and no-oil, the company does a great job at offering a quality product at a great price. you have to pic this up!  The best part is that its super versatile to add anywhere so you’ll be using it more than just in this recipe.

2.  Rob Mills Oat Bran Cereal

Robs Red Mill products are always one of my go-to brands. As soon as I spotted  Rob Mills Oat Bran Cereal I had to try it! Not only has it been a staple breakfast with blueberries and spices, but it is easier on my stomach than quick oats and old fashioned oats. It just seems to digest better and keeps me well satiated with out the indigestion. I also notice that I love the taste more than regular oats! I’ve linked the large package here because I promise this isn’t going to stay long in your pantry.

3.  Date Sugar

I admit it. I am a date sugar addict. Whenever I see cereals, cookies, products adding sweeteners, cane-sugar (almost everywhere), and honey, I cringe. I die little inside. I don’t understand why they don’t use DATE SUGAR?! Maybe because they want to profit by using lower quality, cheaper ingredients? Yes. Date sugar comes at a higher price, but it is the Healthiest sweetener you we have available to us. Its simply dates, ground into a granular sweet powder-and I Run through this stuff. Its so versatile in baking, cooking, sauces, oatmeal, smoothies, wherever you want! I’ve linked the  2 lb bag because your living a successful plant based life, this is on your counter or in your belly!

WFPB Pie Crust

Whole Grain, Oil-Free, and vegan: Finding WFPB-compliant Pie Crusts in retail stores is a tall order. Fortunately, it is easy to make your own crust and keep them on hand for any Pie occasion. 

(This Recipe Makes one Pie Crust more than enough for a Bottom and top of a 9 inch pie Plate or for 3 small pie tins)

This amazing pie crust can be par baked to make sure your crust comes out lightly crispy or frozen for storage. 

Simply make the dough, roll it out, fill it up and Bake!

Crust will store 5 days in there refrigerator or up to two months in the freezer.

CHECK OUT THESE OTHER CRUST OPTIONS AS WELL:

COOKIE CRUST

5 To-Dos For Thanksgiving

First off, I would like to thank everyone for sharing my Thanksgiving recipes. Even if you have not planned or prepared there’s still time to download this shopping list and make everything in no time.


Complete Whole Food Plant Based Thanksgiving Menu

We can still enjoy food at no compromise of taste and without animal products, oil & highly processed parts of the whole plant foods.

In fact, omitting items like eggs, butter, oil, and dairy from your holiday menu, means you can eat more of the foods you love without the tired, sluggish, gross feeling of bloat and discomfort afterwards.

Let alone the extra calories in butter from oil, and margarines, you really want to get the most out of the food you eat this holiday! Here are some health swaps you can make to save calories:

OIL SUBSTITUTIONS

2Including a balanced plate of starchy and non-starchy fruits & vegetables  is highly suggestible to keep you satiated and satisfied without over-consuming calories!


3Starting with soups!

This will help manage your entree portions. Try this soup made from the water after boiling potatoes in my Purple Maple-Pecan Mash

4

Why go all in on one sitting? Spread it out!

We all are kind of happy Agustus was greedy and gulped down the chocolate river, but don’t be like Agustus–it never turns out very well.

How about seconds, thirds, and save room for dessert through out the entire day!

BE THE TAST TESTER: You take a little of each. You know theres always a LOT to go around. And then you come back to attack your favorites. This way of eating allows you to spread out your consumption and take what you need the second time around

TRY TO BE THE SPACER: You have a Starter. You wait a little and then you have an entree. Maybe some tea or coffee, and a walk, then you have enough room without feeling like a nasty stuffed sausage, to really enjoy dessert! 

NOT THE ONE AND DONE: You pile everything on the plate so much that mountains of mash flow streams of savory mushroom gravy all over your maple pepper brussels sprouts  and you yourself end up feeling just like the stuffing!

5Make Room. Go for a walk!

Just after all of this, and no matter how you choose to eat, before sitting and enjoying some laughs or cry’s with family and friends–Go for a walk!

Sitting can cause uncomfortable acid reflux. Fiber may be more protective than animal products in the first place, but get up and go move before crashing!

Research shows that regular post dinner walk and >3 hour dinner to bed time interval were associated with reduced acid reflux symptoms. 

Which dietary pattern may also help reduce symptoms? Check this out:

After all, save some room for later. Enjoy your holiday! Don’t forget to Like and follow me on Instagram @teddieddie

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‘Diet Fiction’ The Film The Weight Loss Industry Doesn’t Want You to See

Have you ever wondered why diets don’t work? Or did you ever question that maybe you are broken; passed the wrong genes, doomed for devastation? 

We are in a diet Revolution. There are hundreds of diets out there in a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet, we are desperate, frustrated, confused and stuck in a vicious yo-yo effect, year after year. 

If your looking for answers, trying to cut through the confusion, then look no further. The new documentary, Diet Fiction stands to set our diet straight. Now available on iTunes now for pre-order, Diet Fiction will premiere January 1, 2019.

According to the film, Diet Fiction was produced to, “expose the most popular diets on the planet as well as several misconceptions about weight loss and nutrition. It follows the audacious filmmaker Michal Siewierski (Food Choices) in his treacherous journey into the controversial world of weight loss and dieting, as he uncovers several shocking facts and confronts common misconception, and misleading information propagated by the industry over the last several decades. Showing the often-devastating effects that obesity has on people’s lives and exposing the viewer to new disruptive ideas and science-based evidence that could potentially lead to long term sustainable weight loss and improved health.” 

60% of Americans are either obese or overweight, Dr. Angie Sadeghi states. While it may be shifting closer to 70%, Dr. Micheal Greger of Nutritionfacts.org writes that, “one in three American adults is obese, seven times the rate of China and eight times more than Japan. If the current trend continues, virtually 100% of Americans will be obese by the end of the century. Strikingly, the annual cost attributable to obesity among full-time U.S. employees is estimated at $70 billion.”

If diets are selling the cure for our weight, then why are Americans getting sicker and fatter?

The film explores the truth about food addiction, diet, overconsumption, over-nutrition, industry deceit, confusion, poverty, and exercise, as it relates to the current state of obesity and disease. 

“It is important to lose weight, but its more important to lose weight in ways that do not mortgage our health”

Dr. Dean Ornish

“You are what you eat,” says the Plant-Based Dietician Jullean Hever, “In this extraordinary new documentary, Michal Siewierski absolutely exposes the insidious fiction behind the multi-billion dollar diet industry that leaves millions of people desperate, frustrated, confused in a vicious feedback loop year after year.”

The trailer points out that almost 99% of diets don’t work, that the Standard American Diet (SAD) is killing us, and diets are trapping us in a mass of confusing and conflicting information.

Filmmaker Michal Siewierski sets off on a journey to find answers. Along the way he will risk his safety to uncover and put forth these shocking truths.

Diet Fiction Trailer

Currently, the food industry has accused inactivity, in an erroneous message, that distracts our attention away from the problem, “you cannot out train a bad diet,” the trailer claims. But how far has industry really gone to confuse the population? 

“Consumption of manufactured, calorie-rich, nutrient-poor foods, is the prime cause of obesity.  Food and beverage intake along with calorie overconsumption are actually more important than physical activity in weight maintenance and loss.” 

Dr. Micheal Greger 

Sugar has also been a long time scapegoat next to exercise, not only to blame for the obesity epidemic, but accused for chronic diseases like Type II Diabetes as well.

“Sugar is not a health food but the idea that is whats wrong with the whole diet, is not correct,” 

Dr. Neal Barnard

To steal clear of the truth, in order to protect industry profit, Americans’ attention has been pushed away from Chicken meat, milk, refined grains, meat, and fish contaminated with industrial pollutants which may also raise obesity risk.

We also know the risk associated between consuming Dairy, meat, eggs, and junk foods associated with the activity of the TOR enzyme, which appears to be linked to obesity risk. 

Other factors of Industrial pollutants that may build up in our body fat from diet may help explain the link between obesity and diabetes.  Just take a look at Endocrine-disrupting chemicals in foods, increased uric acid levels from meat and sugar intake, Not getting a good night’s sleep as all may increase obesity risk. 

Yet, we continue to ignore these causes. The vicious yo-yo effect of fad diets combine with grand promises to “exercise more” in the new year. 

The Trailer also presents the links between food and chronic diseases, obesity as a symptom of poverty, and the genetic predisposition we place on our health. 

We know diet and exercise is important, we’ve gotten that right, but the “what” and “how much” is what we have gotten all wrong.

Fortunately, the experts featured in Diet Fiction help set the confusion straight. In fact, they offer a look into a disruptive evidence-based solution for long-term sustainable weight loss and improved health, for good. 

Increasingly, businesses, organizations, and the public are becoming more aware of the benefits of plant-based eating. Even the NHS recently recognized the health benefits of an all-plant diet. 

A plant-based diet can help prevent and treat obesity and other serious health conditions. Plant-based diets appear to protect against metabolic syndrome and may foster the kinds of gut bacteria linked to reduced obesity risk.  Breastfeeding infants may help protect them against subsequent obesity for over 30 years. Green tea, beans, whole grains, and fiber from various sources may also help lower obesity risk.  Fiber-consuming bacteria in the gut create the compounds propionate and butyrate, which appear to have an anti-obesity effect. Research has associated nut and dried fruit intake with lower obesity risk.

 – Dr. Micheal Greger of Nutritionfacts.org

The announcement of Diet Fiction follows other enticing documentaries on diet and health such as, Food Choices, Forks Over Knives, Eating You Alive, What the Health, Dominion, The End of Meat, and the premier of the critically acclaimed documentary Game Changers.

Diet Fiction is available now on iTunes for pre-order and will premiere January 1st, 2019. 

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