What would you do if you were challenged to eat a diet free from any processed foods for the next 7 days? Would you know what to shop for and how to prepare meals that are healthy, delicious, affordable, and convenient? In January 2011, the FARM blog introduced a Whole Food Challenge created by Julie Beyer of For the Love of Food. The post included information from Julie about the micronutrients our bodies need which are not available in processed foods. Seven enthusiastic Vancouverites participated in Julie’s Challenge, including the women of The Vegan Project, a creative and resource-filled blog from Canada.
Julie Beyer started her business out of a desire to educate and inspire others to enjoy the benefits of eating a whole, plant-based foods diet. After learning how processed foods contribute to global problems, Julie embarked on a 4-year journey to holistically address her own health issues. The result was a dietary transformation to eating 100% organic whole, plant-based foods. Her passion for health, the planet, and animals inspires her to share her knowledge with others. Julie is currently studying in Canada to be a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.
Find out what happened when 7 Vancouverites embarked on Julie’s 7-day whole foods challenge. Read Julie’s guest post which includes contributions from two of the Challenge participants. Thank you, Julie for sharing your “love of food” with all of us! ~ Cindi Saadi for the FARM Blog
As the founder of For the Love of Food, a business dedicated to helping people integrate whole, plant-based foods into their everyday lives, I (Julie Beyer) created the 2011 Whole Foods Challenge as a test run for my upcoming e-book, Healthy Italian with the Everyday Pantry Shopping List. The E-Book is like a mini-crash course to becoming your own “Everyday Whole Plant-Based Foods Chef”.
I launched the Whole Foods Challenge in January 2011 in collaboration with The Vegan Project. The Vegan Project is a blog started in September 2009, by a passionate trio of women to document their learning about veganism and their experiences exploring vegan cuisine, vegan fashion, and vegan restaurants in Vancouver, BC. (more…)