This blog is meant to help you transition your diet to a healthy whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle.  I will offer practical, simple tips and advice for making the proper dietary and lifestyle changes in order to have a better quality of life. 

This project is not only about the food you eat, it's about changing habits.  Old habits die hard, but you CAN do it.  And it's not as hard as you think it will be.  It's about creating new habits, re-defining your palette and focusing on all the delicious, beautiful food you can eat!  Looking and feeling great is addicting, and soon enough, I'll help you become a plant-based junkie!

Hopefully Project Kale will be inspiring, informative and interesting.  But at the very least, it will be full of craziness, hilarity and curse words. 

More energy, less weight, healthy body, better life.  This is Project Kale.

As a teacher, I have a natural tendency to learn and to educate and inform others.  I also have a natural tendency to be a bossy know-it-all.  Combine this with my passion for nutrition and a plant-based lifestyle and VOILA!  You've got Project Kale.

My passion for a whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle all started when I picked up the book, The China Study.  I've always been health-conscious, but like most people, I was extremely skeptical about a vegan diet.  My first thought was, "What the hell do you people eat!?"  Which, ironically, is my favorite question to answer now:  "I eat FOOD! Real, actual food."

As I did more and more research, I started moving closer and closer towards a vegan diet.  It was a gradual process for me; one that wasn't completely clear until one day, I looked down at the salad I was eating, and noticed that the only thing left on my plate was the chicken.  It was then that I realized, "Holy crap, I think I'm a vegetarian."  I cut out dairy shortly thereafter and the rest is history!  I have never felt better in my entire life.  Knowing that the food that I consume is not only the very best thing for my body, but is also great for animals and the planet?  Well that's just a no-brainer to me.

I think the most important first step for me was becoming aware of the food I was putting in my body.  Once you become cognizant of exactly what you are consuming, it gets much easier to make better food choices.

Visit my Why Plant-Based? page to discover more about the amazing benefits of this lifestyle!

You can do this - and I will help.

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