Getting a Head Start On My 31 Day Whole Food Plant Based Eating Challenge

Well, yesterday I slid back a notch. Thank goodness my 31 Day Whole Food Plant-Based Eating Challenge hasn’t started yet! In the late afternoon, I bought a roasted chicken at the grocery store for my husband and my mother, who lives with us. And, in a moment of weakness, I gobbled up my favorite parts – the legs! I went on to eat a salad as well, but I still feel bad about doing it.

Today, which is the day before the Challenge begins, I’m going to have a good eating day!

My 31 Day Whole Food Plant Based Eating Challenge officially starts tomorrow. If you want to follow along and receive my recipes and posts in your email, you can sign up here. (It’s free!)

I woke up at 5 am this morning and spent the early morning combing the internet for recipes for my 31 Day Eating Challenge. In a future post, I’ll share with you my system for quickly grabbing recipes off the net and into my recipe collection where I can access them easily and make a grocery list quickly from the recipes I choose each week.

This morning, I made another batch of my Easy Blueberry Pancakes. Why?

  1. They are delicious!
  2. I love eating oatmeal and blueberries for breakfast.
  3. 98% of doctors surveyed who are whole food plant-based eaters report they eat oatmeal for breakfast.
  4. It’s good to have some variety in how I consume them.
  5. I always feel so good starting my day.
  6. I know I’m not going to be hungry again until lunch and can even go all the way to dinner, if I want to.
  7. Eating pancakes for breakfast feels like a treat rather than deprivation and so requires no will power to choose this incredibly healthy meal for breakfast.

With breakfast taken care of, I can focus on lunch and dinner.

For lunch, I am making Bean and Corn Salad.

Whole Food Plant Based Eating Bean and Corn Salad

Bean and Corn Salad


  • Red onion
  • Red peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Fresh or frozen, thawed corn
  • Black Beans or shelled edamame (canned or frozen) or a mixture of the two
  • 2 oz avocado
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 of a lime
  • juiced (or a whole lime, depending on your taste preference)
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water to thin to desired consistency
  • Fresh diced mango and/or pineapple
  • Avocado
  • Chopped Cilantro


Chop and toss all ingredients together. Add fresh, squeezed lime juice, cilantro and salt to taste.


  • Vary the amounts of the ingredients to satisfy your taste buds.
  • Add brown rice or quinoa, if you like.
  • Add your favorite greens.

Makes 1 serving.

Thanks to Katie of Katie’s Bright Kitchen for this recipe.

I’ll be taking a trip to the grocery store for today’s lunch and dinner ingredients.

Can Dogs Eat Vegetarian Too?

I also spent some time reading up on whether dogs can eat a vegetarian diet. It turns out, they can! Dogs are not just carnivores, they are omnivores! That explains how the dog in the movie A Dog’s Way Home was able to survive foraging for food in restaurant dumpsters. If you haven’t seen this movie, love dogs and are up for a good cry, see this movie!

Join Me on My 31 Day Whole Food Plant Based Eating Challenge!

Tomorrow, March 1, I officially start my journey to healthier eating and weight loss. I’d love to have your company along the way! Please join me!

My dinner plan for today will be in the next post!

Your comments and encouragement greatly appreciated in the comments section below!

31 Day Whole Food Plant Based Eating Challenge

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