Beginning with breakfast, almost all of the meals in every category will score at the 4Leaf level–deriving at least 80% of their calories from whole plants. That fact is what sets our collection of 100% plant-based recipes apart from all others. Remember, “vegan” is not necessarily healthy–unless it is mostly WHOLE plants.
Notice that we don’t have many recipes in this “breakfast” category yet. That’s because we’re very picky and want to make sure that you start your day with a solid 4Leaf score for breakfast.
For more breakfast options (with great color pictures), visit our CookBooks page on this site. The first recipe below is for my wonderful breakfast that I eat almost every single day.–J. Morris Hicks
- Sailors Daily Oatmeal The amazing thing about this meal is that it can be eaten cold–a tip I learned years ago from Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Now that I am eating it cold, I doubt that I will ever eat the hot porridge-type version again, with the exception of an occasional bowl of oatmeal at Starbucks, where I always ask for soy instead of cow’s milk. The number of versions of my Sailors Daily Oatmeal are limitless, depending on the kinds of fresh fruit on hand.–JMH
- Fresh fruit bowl. No recipe needed here; just keep an assortment of your favorite fruits in your home and slice up a fresh bowl anytime you’re feeling hungry.
CAUTION. Eating the 4Leaf way may quickly decrease your need for medications. You should tell your physician what you’re doing. If he/she is unfamiliar with or skeptical of this eating-style, please direct him or her to nutritionstudies.org and plantrician.org.