When Todd Rosenthal was diagnosed with diabetes, he transformed his health through putting together his own "Home Run" diet. This whole foods, plant-based eating plan, built on physician and nutrition expert recommendations, plummeted his blood sugar level from 310 to below 100 in a month without medications.
In 7 months, Todd dropped 50 pounds, boosted his energy, brightened his mood, and figured out how to stay satisfied and healthy on a food budget of $150 a month.
Here Todd shares some of his original recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that made him successful, including his favorite Home Run green smoothie. He uses his recipes as ideas on how to put food together, so modify and portion your spices and seasonings as you like.
BREAKFAST: Spicy rolled oats
This is very simple. In a bowl mix:
About 1 cup of uncooked rolled oats
Sprinkle top with 1 layer of cinnamon.
Handful of raisins
Mix together until completely mixed.
Add 1/2 apple chopped to bite sized pieces and mix again.
This is a delicious high fiber breakfast and the uncooked oats have a surprisingly wonderful texture.
LUNCH OR APPETIZER: Bean salad
Make 2 cups of garbanzo or cannellini beans from scratch.
Rinse well and put in a large bowl.
Add red wine vinegar to taste
Chopped red onion to taste
Chopped red or green pepper or chopped up roasted red pepper from a jar.
Sun dried tomatoes chopped into small pieces
Fresh chopped basil
Season lightly with salt and pepper and garlic powder.