I am so excited to announce my brand new weight loss club called "Lose Weight with Chef Frank". This new category is part of my Eat Like a Vegan Chef membership and was created for anyone who is interested in taking challenges to losing weight.
Since the beginning of Eat Like a Vegan Chef, I have realized that not everyone is interested in transitioning to a whole food plant-based lifestyle, but a lot of people are interested in taking the challenges that conveniently comes with a whole food plant-based meal plan, complete shopping list, and corresponding recipes.
So instead of being a lifestyle member (having access to all recipes, meal plans, challenges, and weekly group cooking demos) one can now opt-in for the weight loss club: Lose Weight with Chef Frank, which is a low-cost membership based on the super successful S.O.A.P.A. Free Lifestyle concept of Eat Like a Vegan Chef.
Now everyone can afford to take a challenge all year round for the price of two cups of coffee per...
I thought this nut-crusted lentil loaf is appropriate for the holidays. Since I celebrate Easter I thought what could be better than a hearty loaf.
This lentil loaf was inspired in part by an African lentil soup recipe. So I thought why not incorporate those flavors. Of course, the health benefits of lentils are incredible and an important staple in a whole food plant-based lifestyle.
However, using just lentils wasn't exciting enough, so I added some black beans, mushrooms, and spinach. Those ingredients not only improve the nutritional balance of this dish but give it a little bit more flavor.
To add a "bite" and texture to the lentil loaf, I thought I would crust the loaf in nuts. I used assorted nuts in this case, but feel free to use your favorite ones.
For the sauce, I would recommend a red bell pepper sauce or a tomato olive sauce with a hint of heat. The sky is the limit as to what kind of sauce you chose.
In the end, I made a simple Marinara sauce using only garlic,...
What to eat to lose weight
One of the questions I get asked all the time is:
"I’m a vegan and haven’t lost any weight? What should I eat to lose weight?"
Before I answer this question let me ask you:
Do you exercise?
Do you cook with oil?
Do you consume alcohol?
Do you eat processed foods like refined flour, pasta, bread, chips, pastries, ice cream, or margarine?
Before starting any new diet or exercise regiment, please check with your physician first. Especially if you take medication. Then have a check-up after every six weeks for the first six months.
Exercise truly helps to lose weight. A simple 30 min walk per day does the trick. However, joining the gym and working out 30-60 minutes 3-4 times per week is ideal.
Oil is a processed food that is highly calorie-dense. Just 2 tablespoons have 200 calories. Oil also contributes to weight gain and chronic...