Here’s the deal: When I began my journey to improved mental health and well-being, I needed all the help I could get. For this reason, I’ve included some information on staple pantry items, helpful kitchen tools, cleansing, and a few other goodies. But the largest portion of this book is dedicated to my favorite anti-anxiety recipes, divided into nine different categories of food: Juice, Smoothies, Condiments, Good Morning, Snacks, Sides, Salads, Mains, and Sweets. They are all whole and plant-based, meaning that at least 95 percent of the ingredients derive from a plant source. Each and every recipe is vegetarian, most are vegan, and the majority are gluten-free, too. For those of you who completely abstain from animal products, I offer substitutions on a per-recipe basis to get you there, if the recipe isn’t there already. If we continue to ask questions about how food affects our brain and body, incorporate new foods into our diet, and be truly kind to ourselves, increased health and happiness will follow with every single delicious bite.
This pizza is super simple to make and has a very low calorie density. It pairs well with a salad on the side. If you’d prefer a completely vegan pizza, go ahead and replace the cheese with a nut-based alternative—it’s just as delish. Note: Keep in mind that mushrooms have lots of protein! If you are interested in increasing your protein intake, throw some 'shrooms on your pizza!
RECIPE: BBQ Pizza
Serves 2 (v)
- 2 large whole-grain tortillas
- ¼ cup prepared organic tomato sauce
- Any assortment of fresh veggies you like
- ½ cup Gorgonzola cheese
- Handful of arugula or basil
Heat barbeque grill. Brush tortillas with tomato sauce, top with veggies, and drop small amounts of cheese on top. Rub basil leaves (if using) lightly between your fingers and thumb, then place on top.
Place tortillas directly on grill and cook until wraps become crunchy around the edges. Remove from heat, cut into halves, then quarters. Place two pieces on each plate, surround with salad, and consume immediately!