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    QuantumGhost got a reaction from simmie in Banza rice?   
    Based on what I have read and heard last night, you are good to go if you “rice” or “noodle” a whole vegetable or chickpea
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    QuantumGhost reacted to simmie in Melissa's Stuff Over Stuff bowl revised for PB   
    I enjoy simple meals and like doing  bowl-type meals like Melissa's ground beef/meat with stuff over stuff and was thinking about revising it for the plant-based reset.
    Instead of the animal protein like ground beef (or salmon or chicken or such), you could do a combination of lentils and black beans or chickpeas (for a different texture) and some sauteed mushrooms and perhaps add some snow peas into the bowl.
    I'm looking at other traditional Whole30  dishes that could be easily revised to the plant-based version just by swapping out any broth or animal protein to be consistent with the plant-based reset.
    I'm finding it's quite easy to do that. 
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    QuantumGhost got a reaction from simmie in Intro   
    I’ll be second. 
    Hi! I have been plant forward for a few years. plant forward means I am primarily plant based but will sporadically have something with egg or cheese… tacos are my weakness . My husband is WFPB which enabled him to get off of his heart meds and stay off for three years now.

    This is my first time trying Whole30. Never bothered before because it went against a lot of the lifestyle we carry. I have started to realize that my dietary needs are different than my husband’s. I have very healthy cardiovascular, so cholesterol, BP, heart health isn’t a risk. Instead, it is the weight gain around my belly and the massive cravings and bloating related to hormonal cycle (fun being a mid-40’s woman). 
    My friend, who is starting her second W30, indicated she shedded fat and pointed out there is a plant-based program. So here I am. Trying to figure out how to modify my eating to do this. 
    The hardest thing is to “unlearn” the dietary needs based off of my husband’s goals (no oil, no saturated fat ) and try whole30 which inherently encourages fat and oils. 
     One last thing… it’s stupid but I am sitting here and thinking “what do I do with the food I just bought two days before making this Whole40 decision, yesterday?” 
    Yup. That’s me.
    Looking forward to supporting those who are new to plant based eating