Seven Day Plant Strong Challenge: Day 1


Day One of our Seven Day Plant Strong Challenge!


I’m glad you stopped by here today. Take note that our purpose for seven days is to add more vegetables to our daily menus, not prescribe diet plans, nor give advice.

See yesterday’s introduction here

Need a little conviction, inspiration, and encouragement?

A little straight talk from scripture
and an examination of what it means to fully follow Christ
is always a good thing.

I encourage you to check out this audio.
Health and Fitness for the Service of God
from the Park Street Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio
Sermon Series Things We’d Rather Avoid
Pastor Nate Bebout

So how did your meal planning go today? Did you eat more vegetables than usual?

Today’s Vegetable: Potatoes

I know, this is super elementary. But sometimes we need reminders that eating healthy can be easy, as simple as baking a potato! 

  • Get prepared. If you have vegetables cooked and ready to eat, it makes life a lot easier. I’m less tempted to reach for something unhealthy if I can just grab and reheat.
  • Batch cook white potatoes and sweet potatoes.
  • Eat one everyday this week and top with more veggies!

Baked White Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

1. Wash and scrub as many potatoes that you think you and your family will eat for the week.

2. Bake for 50 minutes or until tender in a 400 degree oven on baking pans lined with parchment papers. Potatoes also do great in an Instant Pot.

3. Top sweet potatoes with cinnamon, pecans or walnuts, and maple syrup (my preference) or whatever you like!

4. Top baked potatoes with salsa or chopped veggies of your choice. You also might give nutritional yeast a try. It has a slightly nutty, cheesy flavor and a good sub for cheese if that’s a problem for you. (I shy away from cheese because of my arthritis issues and inflammation.) Nutritional yeast is a source of a complete protein rich in Vitamin B. I sprinkle it over soup, chili, salad, and pizza. Black beans are an excellent addition as well.








2 thoughts on “Seven Day Plant Strong Challenge: Day 1

  1. Love this series! We try to eat relatively healthfully, but since John’s diagnosis I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on regarding nutrition for cancer patients. There is an astounding amount of support that a plant-based diet has a huge impact on most of the diseases Americans suffer from. We really are what we eat.


  2. Thanks, Wende. I’m praying that our church and neighboring communities become a culture of health: spiritually. mentally, relationally, and physically. And that we are an encouragement to others. Thanks for your encouragement!


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