This weekend will mark the end of the summer. Even though school started today in my area, I've always felt like summer hangs on until Labor Day. After that, the leaves start falling, cool weather returns, and I start thinking about soups, stews, and heartier fare. I can't wait! Don't get me wrong, I love summer. But fall is my favorite time of the year.
About this time last year, I learned about a great program called the 21 Day Vegan Kickstart. Produced by a team of experts led by Dr. Neal Barnard, the kickstart is a great way to explore changing your diet. There are on-line cooking demonstrations, meal plans, recipes, and basic health tips that will change the way you look at food. I participated last year, and I continue to reap the benefits of this new way of eating. Please look around their website.
Here's a short promo
Their goal isn't to "convert" you. No, they want you to try it out, with the hope that the results you'll see and feel will help you realize that you need to be more conscious of what you're consuming every day. I want to encourage you to give it a try. I'm going to sign up again, and I can't wait to try some of the new recipes. It's also great to check out the on-line forums, where people from all over the world talk about healthy food, health issues such as diabetes, and a myriad of other topics. Overall, its a fun and easy way to make some changes. The Kickstart will start on September 6th.