Loni Jane is a QLD blogger and mum of toddlers who advocates a strict vegan lifestyle. Although I don’t follow veganism, I have learnt SO MUCH about food from Loni and her both her ebooks.
Loni's approach to eating, the body, the family, home life and supporting local Australian farmers is great and it has really helped me to think differently about the choices I make for my family.
This is the book that really helped me to take the leap into shopping at farmer's markets and focussing much more on a plant based diet for our household. It also includes an extensive weekly shopping, pantry and fridge list.
What I have learnt from this book:
- To eat mostly fresh produce at all meals, cooked or uncooked.
- To eat and drink cleanly; water, fresh juices, smoothies, salads, cooked veggies, vegetable pastas.
- To eat and cook with plant based or plant sourced ingredients that are in their most natural state as possible (whole grains, brown rices, fresh vegetables and fruit etc).
- Limiting if not eliminating all processed foods or products.
- Not limiting fruit or vegetable intake even for children.
- Growing as much produce at home as you can, or have space and time for.
- Sourcing as much food locally as possibly.
- Respect the environment and recycle as best as you can.
- Encourage children to be actively involved in the families eating and healthy lifestyle choices.
- Buy produce in bulk when you can to save money and give you incentive to use it all.
- Only keep in the house/pantry what you want to eat. If you don't want to eat sugary, processed or packet items don't buy them. Keep as much fresh produce on hand on the bench, fridge or freezer as possible
Recipes I love from this book:
- Raw Cherry Berry Bars
- Frozen Fruit Pops
- Hearty Vegetable Soup
- Sweet Potato Rice Cakes
- Asian Soup
- Berryana Pancakes
You can find Loni Jane at www.feelthelean.com where you can also purchase both of her E-Books, or on Instagram at @lonijane.