Lately, I have been trying to tighten up my vegan diet by following the recommendations of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. As you may know, Dr. Esselstyn recommends eliminating or severely limiting oils and fats from a whole food plant-based diet. Since my cholesterol levels are good and I am healthy, I am not shooting for total elimination of fats and oils. I have decided to cut out handfuls of nuts, pull back on consumption of oils (even olive oil), limit the quantity of avocados I eat, and use nut butters sparingly. This past week, I have been using a little balsamic vinegar (no oil) on my salads which I have been enjoying.
As I am writing this post, I am baking Engine 2′s One-Dish Baked Oatmeal Crisp…
While searching online for some easy recipes, I came across this SAFE FOOD List by Dr. Esselstyn’s wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn. It is a NO OIL VEGAN list of food products which are approved by Dr. Esselstyn and his son, Rip, for the Engine 2 Diet. Since this list has come in so handy for me, I wanted to share the link.
Click here for Ann Crile Esselstyn’s SAFE FOOD list.
Did you know that you could make Banana Milk to be served over hot or cold cereal by blending 1 large ripe banana (peeled & sliced) with 1 cup of water and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract? This is just one small tidbit of useful information I got from Ann Esselstyn’s list.
I was really pleased to see one of my favorite snacks of all-time on the list, Nature’s Path Manna Bread. Ann Esselstyn likes it double toasted!
I am sure we can add Rip’s new Engine 2 product line to this list!