My husband and I follow Rip Esselstyn’s Plant Strong diet as outlined in The Engine 2 Diet. This is a plant-based diet that consists of fruits, veggies, grains, beans, nuts and seeds. Meat, dairy, sugar and extracted oils are excluded.
When I first went on this diet I thought it was going to be dull as hell, but it’s not. Once I learned how to cook this way I found it surprisingly tasty. My husband and I love eating plant strong now and don’t plan to go back to how we ate before.
Still, we occasionally cheat on sugar and oil. I don’t think this is a big deal. As long as we’re mostly following the diet we’ll still reap the bennies. This weekend, however; we went overboard!
It started Saturday when I made a vegan version of Fae’s Blueberry Cake. By Sunday afternoon my husband and I had devoured the entire thing! And just after my last bite of cake I made Eat, Pray, Bake’s Wonder Bon Bon’s.
I ate more than my share of bon bon’s tonight and now it’s late and instead of snoozing I’m on a sugar high and writing this post! Especially since I have past food issues and weight problems, I’d say that’s a wake up call. I need to curtail my cheating for a while.
I must tell you, however; that the Wonder Bon Bon’s were amazing! They were like bite-sized gourmet chocolate covered bananas. Not only this, but they’re moderately healthy and super quick and easy to make. Here’s the recipe.
Photo courtesy of Eat, Pray, Bake.