The Whole Food Plant Based Diet Menu

I know, I know. Yes, I was on the BrightLine Eating Plan last month and now I’m telling you that I’m on a whole food plant based diet. I actually got a little obsessive about my eating on BrightLine so I stopped. I’ve lost 7 pounds with just the WFPB diet with no obsessing. Go…

Lentil Quinoa Vegan Meatballs and Vegan Parmesan

Lentil Quinoa Vegan Meatballs and Vegan Parmesan Instructions: Microwave onions and garlic in the olive oil for 2 minutes. Combine Flax egg, 1 cup of lentils, quinoa and spices. Pulse in the food processor until it forms a loose paste, don’t over process. Stir in onions, garlic and remaining lentils. Let chill 30 minutes. Form…

BrightLine Pescatarian Menu

A Healthy Diet in Progress As you probably can guess, we eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables but in Mexico it seems as though we eat more meat too. Chicken, pork and beef are on the menu most weeks. We eat small portions, 4-6 ounces at dinner but I still think it’s too much…

Sugar Free Oat, Sweet Potato, Zucchini, Apple Muffins

Sugar Free, Sweet Potato, Zucchini Apple Muffins Basic Recipe: Combine 1 cup rolled oats, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup roasted sweet potato (or 1 mashed banana), 1/4 teaspoon on salt,  any of the following in any combination: 1/2 cup grated zucchini, 1 cup diced apple, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup diced pear, 1/2 cup grated carrot,…

BrightLine Menu, Maintenance

Recipes from the Web for inspiration: Thai Basil Chicken by Martha You can skip the sugar or throw in a squeeze of orange juice but I don’t think it’s necessary. Serve over cauliflower rice. Grilled Mexican Chicken Vegetable Kabobs   These look perfect for a Baja inspired meal with chicken, cumin, cilantro, lime, zucchini, red peppers,…

Whole Food Blueberry Muffins, BrightLine

Whole Food Blueberry Muffins These muffins have no flour or added sugar. They are made with whole grain oats and sweetened with whole fruits. Makes approximately 2 breakfast BLE servings. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2 ounces rolled dry oats, about 3/4 cup 2 eggs 6 ounces fresh blueberries, or thawed frozen 1 ripe banana…

BrightLine Eating and Perfectionism

Week 3 in BrightLine Bootcamp musings: I’m in Week 3 of BrightLine Eating and let me confess, I’m not perfect. In general I’m a perfectionist which was critical to get through medical school and an asset for a surgeon, but can torpedo my best intentions. The most successful BrightLiners claim to never break their lines…

BrightLine Eating, Bootcamp and Beyond

Bootcamp Week 2 I joined the BrightLine Bootcamp, which is a fee based 10 week online course. I was really successful in the BrightLine 14 day challenge, I lost 1-2 pounds a week without a lot of effort. I would like to lose another 20 pounds so I joined the Bootcamp for motivation. I like…

Brightline Eating Menu Ideas

How’s the lifestyle change going, Doc? It’s not really a diet so let’s call it a dietary lifestyle. Mmkay? I refuse to weigh myself but I’m wearing smaller jeans so there’s that. Overall, I’ve been successful with BrightLine Eating. It isn’t really difficult but I’m also not perfect. A coconut cake was baked and partially…