The Forks Over Knives program was recommended to me by a co-worker who’s working towards a healthier lifestyle including severely reducing meat, poultry and fish. I found the concept interesting because we’re trying to change how we eat as well.
I’m not throwing myself behind the program yet (I’m not sure I could ever go 100% plant-based!) – I’m just letting you know it exists and you can make decisions that are good for you and your family. Here are the neat things about this program:
1) You can purchase the app for ~$6 (FOK) which provides a bunch of recipes with shopping lists for you to use. New recipes are added regularly. If you need incentive to stay on the plant based diet, there are success stories built right into the app.
2) There’s a movie, and who doesn’t like movies?! Well, it’s a documentary, but it provides a lot of scientific/medical information to support the program and a few success stories. My only comment is that it felt like they were saying the same thing over and over again in different ways – it could have been made more succinct (especially because I made my boyfriend with high cholesterol watch it – he fell asleep!). You can find the movie on Google Play and you can buy it through Amazon. I was able to find it free on Popcorn Time.
3) There are good resources – there are three books that I could find: The How-To Companion, A Transition Guide, and a really big Cookbook. I’ve purchased the How-To Companion and the Cookbook… I’m excited to look through them!
4) There’s a comprehensive website with a lot of fun information on it, including success stories, recipes, a store, and some great wellness articles for your information. You can even sign up to get weekly recipes delivered to your email addy. http://www.forksoverknives.com/ You can also find FOK on Twitter and there are lots of recipes and photos on Pinterest!
I’m really looking forward to incorporating more plant-based dishes into our lives, and I’ll make sure I make reference to the source of the recipe when I post about it (could be either of the two books, the app or the website!). I’m hoping that there won’t be a bunch of duplicate recipes throughout the sources.
If you’ve heard about the program or are already using their recipes, please comment and let me know! What do you like about it? Are you a success story? Have you been eating a plant-based diet for a while? Keep in touch!