I love this little tool!

Have you heard about the potato pocket yet?

Best $4.98 I’ve ever spent.

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Typically, I batch a 5-lb bag of potatoes in my pressure cooker once a week…

But when I travel (or I can’t wait for the PC to do its thing)...

I use my potato pocket.

I also LOVE how it keeps my potatoes warm FOR HOURS.

Great for long car rides, the airplane, taking taters to work… and beyond!

And because I’m a big spender ;-) I bought everyone at HQ their own.

Carly, who previously would only bake potatoes (she didn’t like them any other way), LOVES her pocket too! She even takes it when visiting her parents!!!

Buy yours right here.

P.S. Microwaving is not only safe, it’s sometimes the BEST cooking method (meaning it preserves the most nutrients). No need to fear ‘em. They’re wonderfully convenient!

P.P.S. I shared this infographic on Facebook this week… EAT MORE POTATOES!

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Managing Type 1 Diabetes with a Plant-Based Diet Podcast

A new Meal Mentor podcast is ready for you!

In this episode, Rachel (my copilot!) shares how a plant-based diet helped her control her type 1 diabetes!

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We also talk about the benefits of batch cooking as a professional (she's a classical cellist!) and why removing oil from her diet was key to weight-loss and clear skin.

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Making the Meal Plans Work in Australia Podcast

A new Meal Mentor podcast is ready for you!​

In this episode, Billy (my copilot!), shares how she makes it work as a Meal Mentor member in Australia -- including making adjustments due to the opposite seasons, and replacing hard-to-find ingredients.

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Billy also talks about how she gets her "meat and potatoes" hubby involved with the meal plans, as well as how she manages to eat healthy even with an active social life that revolves around food. 

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Plant-Based Pregnancy Podcast

TGIF!

A new Meal Mentor podcast is ready for you!​

In this episode, Leah (my copilot!), talks about her plant-based pregnancy experience and how the meal plans make her life as a new mama so much more efficient!

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Leah also shares some great tips on making substitutions if you can't find ingredients in your area (she lives in Canada!) and why the Meal Mentor forums are so valuable.

Don't miss this episode!

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The Podcast is Back! (Season 2)

Season 2 of the podcast is back!

You can listen to the new episodes (and all of Season 1) on iTunes here. (It's Free). You can also listen via SimpleCast here.

I'm kicking off season two with Chrysanthe (my co-pilot!) and how she maintains a plant-based diet while traveling the world as a musician!

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In this episode, Chrysanthe and I talk about traveling (explaining veganism to other cultures, how she made it work on a tour bus, and what to pack), beauty and weight standards (what is "ideal" anyway?), and being a minority in the plant-based community.

Don't miss this episode for fantastic travel tips and awesome insight into very real, but often sensitive issues.

You can sample Chrysanthe's music here. (You've probably seen me tweet about how much I love her album STORIES 100 times!)

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My List of Oil-Free Brands at Common Stores

Wondering what pitas to buy? 

Or which store-bought pasta sauces are oil-free?

And are there ANY tortillas without oil??

YUP!! 

Click here to see my oil-free brands list.

If I missed YOUR fave oil-free (vegan) brand, let me know :)

With the help of the MM member community, I’m updating this list weekly so bookmark it and check back!

Speaking of the MM community, there are dozens of threads dedicated to brands and DIY recipes for things like marinara or ketchup in our private forums. 

There are even threads dedicated to popular brands in other places like Canada, Australia & Europe! Great for our international members & those who travel! 

(And don’t forget the DIY cookbook in the member library!!! 25+ oil-free, allergy-free recipes for your basic staples.)

P.S. I admitted in the last batch cooking video that sometimes I rely on store-bought sauces when I’m super pressed for time. 

Remember our 2016 mantra: ABILITY! > motivation. 

It’s totally OKAY to use pre-made and store-bought ingredients, especially when you’re first starting out. As you get better at cooking and eating healthy, you might decide to DIY, but a homemade meal that involves store-bought enchilada sauce is still 1000x better than takeout! AND while oil-free is ideal, remember that SUCCESS with the plant-based diet is more important than ideology. Make it work! 

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