Is Oil-Free Vegan the Next Health Craze?

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Is Oil-Free Vegan the Next Health Craze?

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I have been reading a lot about eating an oil-free diet. The most effective point of benefits I see is weight-loss and the reverse of disease. If you have seen Forks Over Knives or follow their website, they have many testimonials sharing many peoples stories of break down to rebirth with oil-free, vegan, lifestyle changes. I think they are onto something.

Following an oil-free lifestyle is about eliminating processed oils not whole fats like avocado, nuts, seeds and other whole foods that contain fats. It is suggested to limit these fats, but we still need fats for optimal brain power. Oil is highly processed and are high in calories and have little nutritional value causing disease. Stick to the unprocessed foods.

I will say, I tried an oil-free online cookbook a friend had shared with me. To be frank and honest it was a mess, and the food was less than appetizing. Not a great way to start an oil-free, plant-based life. With a little more research I have found chefs who want to make this lifestyle healthy and delicious. They have created some recipes that are appetizing, vegan and oil-free. Can't go wrong there!

I haven't fully committed to oil-free and don't think I will because personally, Vegenaise is life and I can't fathom the idea of never enjoying it again. Life is too short not to eat vegan junk food every once and awhile. 

Minimalist Baker is my go-to for oil-free options. Here is a list of recipes I have enjoyed and loved without the use of oil:

AQUAFABA GRANOLA

1-POT VEGAN MINESTRONE (GLUTEN-FREE)

NOODLE-FREE PAD THAI (30 MINUTES!)

CHEESY CHILI BAKED POTATO FRIES (OIL-FREE!)

ROMESCO SOUP WITH SMASHED CHICKPEAS

OIL-FREE ROASTED VEGETABLES

Enjoy!

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