This is a new addition to the JoProngerFaulkner.com website so keep checking back as I add more recipes!
As a certified nutrition coach (PN1) and a recovered autoimmune warrior, I get asked almost daily for recipe suggestions and meal plans, so I figured it was high-vibin' time to create a dedicated page on my site to point you to.
I'm giving you quite a few choices here, but not so many that it's overwhelming. You can literally design your very own customized meal plan using these recipes.
I've got these categorized so you can just click whichever meal/snack you want to plan for and choose something that looks appetizing and do-able for you.
I am not excited about spending tons of time in the kitchen. Mike is the chef in our household and before he became a log truck driver he used to cook for The Riverview Lodge in Dryden for many years. He loves being in the kitchen but his truck-driving schedule usually means I'm the one making most of the meals.
Meal prep is one of my least favourite activities and yet is necessary in order for me to stick with my whole-food, plant-based, no oil (and autoimmune-disease-free) lifestyle. So you'll notice most of the recipes I share here, and in my Holistic Healing for Autoimmune Warriors facebook community too, are pretty easy. Once in a while I'll throw in a more complicated one that takes a little longer to make, but only if I've already made it and feel it's worthwhile to put out the effort. Mike and I decide that by asking ourselves, do we love this meal enough to make it again?
You might not like every ingredient, but don't let that deter you from trying the recipe. Not a fan of green onions on your peanut noodles? Leave them out! Not a fan of all that chili powder in the veggie chili? Cut the amount in half.
Use your senses to guide you in tweaking the flavour to YOUR liking using these recipes as a starting point to your whole food, plant based, no oil lifestyle. We got started this exact same way, and made the recipes the way they are written, then if we thought it needed more or less of something, we made note of that and tweaked it next time. Don't over-think this. Seriously. Just follow the recipes and adjust them as you get more used to eating this way.