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The Engine 2 Team is dedicated to helping you become plant-strong! Each of us are on the plant-strong journey right along side of you!

Family Friday: Amanda’s Family!

Every week we feature a plant-strong family. This week we hear from plant-strong Mom, Amanda. “My name is Amanda, a 34 year old stay-at-home mom to Clara (3 1/2) and Soren (18 months). After watching ‘Forks Over Knives,’ my husband and I decided to participate in the Engine 2 Diet 28-day challenge through Whole Foods. [&hellip

Easier Done Than Said: How Jennifer Gave Up Coffee!

How I Ended One of The Greatest Love Affairs of My Life! From the age of twelve I’ve loved coffee! Oh sure, I’ve had short little romps with Diet Coke and other caffeinated beverages, but none have ever won my heart the way coffee did. Long before Starbucks lined our landscapes, I’d drive long distances [&hellip

Family Friday: Allyson’s Family!

Every Friday we feature a plant-strong family! Today we hear from Allyson and her two daughters. “I am a mother of two girls ages 7 and “almost” 6. I began my adventure into plant based eating in the early 1990s when I heard Dr. John McDougall speak. There have been many challenges and many rewards [&hellip

” I do not want to have my chest opened ever again so I am 100% dedicated to heal everything in my body, mind, and soul.” 10 Questions for E2er, Frank

Today we have 10 questions for E2-er, Frank. 1. How long have you been plant-strong? June 2011 2. What was the hardest thing to get past? Nothing actually, just the initial organization of food purchase, looking for alternatives, and kitchen. I worked as a professional chef for a while (have not degree) but I cooked [&hellip

Family Friday: Kim’s Family!

Today we hear about living plant-strong from Kim who has 2 teenage boys! E2:Tell us about your family. How many kids do you have? What are their ages? My family is made up of myself (40 years old), and my two boys, ages 19 and 13. E2: When did you make the decision that a [&hellip

Simple Go-To Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

It seems that the biggest issue people run into when changing their food habits is time. But with a little planning, you can get your meals done in just a few minutes. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to find a few staple meals that you enjoy. For instance, every [&hellip

Variety vs. Simplicity: Why Simple Might Be The Key To Success

Do people succeed more when there is more variety? Or does simplicity lead to more success? With all of the recipes out there, meal options, meal plans and more, you’d think we would have this plant-strong thing down. However, it turns out what we might need more of is less. Less complication, less variety. It [&hellip

Family Friday: Judi’s family

Each Friday we feature a plant-strong family! This week we hear from Judi and how her 4 kids got plant-strong! E2: Tell us about your family. How many kids do you have? What are their ages? Right now we have 4 kids at home. Two boys ages 8 years and 11 years, and two girls ages [&hellip

“When I let folks know that I was skipping the meat, many folks bemoaned the loss of my BBQ. I had to ask them, ‘what would you miss more, my brisket, or ME if I died of a heart attack in the next few years?”

(Marck from the blog “Sick, Crazy Carnivore) In the ‘60’s, the unhealthy, counter culture message was ‘tune in, turn on, drop out.’ Today, the unhealthy, mainstream message, though unspoken, is a loud and clear ‘gets fat, take meds, die young anyway.’ You see it all around you, right? How many of us are overweight and [&hellip