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How To Lose Weight As A Vegan

This plant-based weight loss program is based on The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss. Great book, great program, and I can say from personal experience that if you follow it faithfully, it works, and works rapidly, while at the same time giving energy and a full tummy.

  1. Eat until you’re satisfied, choosing well-prepared high-carbohydrate, low-fat foods.
  2. Fill half
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Vegan Dinner Ideas

Sometimes it helps to be able to figure things out in advance. Here’s a month’s worth of dinner ideas, along with some side dishes and appetizers…enjoy!

Vegan Dinner Ideas

APPETIZERS / SNACKS

Rice cakes + Fat-Free Hummus
Baked Tortilla Chips + Guacamole
Spicy Chickpea-Tahini-Miso Dip 
Rosemary Cashews
Steamed Spring Dumplings
Vegan Gougeres
Lemony Chickpea-Avocado Puree
Baba Ganoush

PIZZA

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Vegan Egg Replacements

VEGAN EGG REPLACEMENTS

TO ADD MOISTURE

Applesauce: 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder = 1 egg (can also replace butter, oil) (moist/heavy cookies, brownies, cakes, muffins)
Bananas: One small mashed banana = 1 egg (moist/heavy brownies, muffins, cakes; adjust sweetening in recipe)
Canned Pumpkin: 1/4 cup = 1 egg (moist/heavy cakes, muffins, cupcakes, bread)
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No-Salt Seasonings

Nothing like going low sodium to suddenly realize just how much one has been depending on salt and salty condiments for flavor 🙁

That said, it became a fun challenge to figure out how to do it…and the answer is “Bump up the strong flavors.”

Here are my favorite (currently!) no-salt seasonings:

TOMATO-BASED Sun-dried tomatoes, salsa+cilantro, tomato sauce-fennel-bay-saffron, tomato sauce+low-fat … Read more