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Kellie Robb, Vegan Nutritionist, Curates Her Favorite Vegan Cookbooks to Help People Live a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Going, and staying, vegan can sometimes feel daunting. How do you make a nutritionally dense meal that’s at the same time tasty? Are salads all there are? The truth is, plant-based meals offer up a lot of variety, even more so than what can be done with a meat-focused meal. They just take a little inspiration sometimes. Kellie Robb, a vegan nutritionist from Los Angeles, CA understands the difficulty of finding inspiration as a vegan, but she believes it’s worth the effort.

“When I’m feeling stagnant, I look to vegan cookbooks to get my creative juices flowing. It’s important to experiment with different recipes in order to open up to new flavors and dishes,” said Kellie Robb.

Here are some of Kellie Robb’s favorite plant-based cookbooks she uses to help her clients stay on track.

  • The Oh She Glows Cookbook

“I love the Oh She Glows brand. From her blog to her cookbook, Angela’s recipes are delicious, easy to make, and great for beginners. I personally love her glow bowls. These recipes can be easily tweaked fit to the ingredients you have on hand, though most of her recipes call for pantry staples,” said Kellie Robb of Los Angeles.

  • Forks Over Knives

“Forks Over Knives is a cookbook I call upon for healthy meals that are quick, easy, and most important of all, delicious,” said Kellie Robb of Los Angeles. “Forks Over Knives drives home the message that food is medicine. It is a great educational resource to learn how certain plant-based foods can truly make a difference in your health. In addition to helping you lose weight, the book covers how certain foods help lower cholesterol, prevent chronic conditions such as heart disease, and even reverse type 2 diabetes.”

  • Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give A F*ck

“This cookbook is modern, edgy, and full of flavorful dishes,” said Kellie Robb. “If you like spice, then this is the book for you. I suggest breaking this out if you want to impress your non-vegan guests. They’ll be sure to be impressed with how tasty and quick to make vegan meals can be.”

“There are tons of resources out there to help get you started on your vegan journey,” said Kellie Robb of Los Angeles. “If it seems overwhelming, grab one of these cookbooks and start slow, making tweaks that you know you’ll enjoy. Cooking is supposed to be fun, and tasty! This goes for vegan cooking too.”

About Kellie Robb

Kellie Robb of Los Angeles is a nutritionist, lifestyle coach, minimalist, and exercise junkie. Kellie Robb enjoys writing about low-waste, sustainable living and crafting easy-to-make vegan recipes.

Kellie Robb of Los Angeles enjoys hiking, mountain climbing, biking, yoga, and meditating. Kellie Robb loves helping others achieve their goals in fitness, business, and health through coaching and holistic practices.

Kellie Robb of Los Angeles believes it’s not only important to stop and smell the roses, but to stop and smell every flower! Kellie Robb’s dream is to help as many people she can live a simpler, but more fulfilled life.

Kellie Robb Helps Clients Let Go of Unwanted Gifts

With the holidays coming up, the spirit of giving is in the air. But sometimes with the spirit of giving comes the guilt of keeping unwanted gifts. Keeping a gift that isn’t wanted doesn’t change the fact that it won’t be used or enjoyed. Kellie Robb of Los Angeles is a nutritionist and life coach that practices minimalism, helps her clients simplify their lives and has some tips for dealing with the fear of letting go of presents even those from close friends and family.

“Letting go of gifts we don’t want or need doesn’t make us ungrateful,” said Kellie Robb. “Chances are the giver won’t ask about the gift, so don’t feel guilty. It is much better to give the gift away to someone who will actually enjoy it and save that space in your home for something that will bring you joy.”

“My first tip is take it back!. If there is still a tag or gift receipt, I suggest returning the item in exchange for something that fits your lifestyle,” said Kellie Robb. “If someone gifts you an item with a receipt, don’t be afraid to use it. That’s why it is there.”

Kellie Robb continued, “You can also regift the item to someone who will appreciate it more. Use it as a white elephant gift, or use to show your appreciation to one of the many people in your life–a child’s teacher, mailman or woman, or a favorite hairdresser.”

“You can, of course, sell or donate the gift. Think about the ideal receiver of the gift. Is it worth selling the gift, or is there a specific shelter in town that could benefit from it? Essentials like socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and sunscreen are often needed at shelters.”

“If you’re trying to live a more minimal lifestyle, the best way to avoid unwanted gifts is to be more communicative to those you are likely to receive gifts from,” said Kellie Robb. “Avoid dropping hints and just come out and say it in advance of holidays or a birthday. For most, it will take the pressure off of buying a gift, while others will buy you something regardless. It’s best to give them some alternatives that will help balance their love of gifting and your desire to live a simpler life.”

About Kellie Robb

Kellie Robb of Los Angeles is a nutritionist, lifestyle coach, minimalist, and exercise junkie. Kellie Robb enjoys writing about low-waste, sustainable living and crafting easy-to-make vegan recipes.

Kellie Robb of Los Angeles enjoys hiking, mountain climbing, biking, yoga, and meditating. Kellie Robb loves helping others achieve their goals in fitness, business, and health through coaching and holistic practices.

Kellie Robb of Los Angeles believes it’s not only important to stop and smell the roses, but to stop and smell every flower! Kellie’s dream is to help as many people she can live a simpler, but more fulfilled life.

Kellie Robb Lists Five Reasons to Go Vegan

In today’s world, more and more people are taking into account the food they eat when it comes to their health. But there should be other considerations, says Kellie Robb, nutritionist, and vegan from Los Angeles, CA.

 

“Health is important, yes,” said Kellie. “But now more than ever it’s important to consider how we impact agriculture, wildlife, ecosystems, and people on a global scale. That’s why I recommend going vegan to my clients. Not only does it alleviate health issues, it’s good for the environment.”

Here are five good reasons to try a vegan diet.

  1. More Variety of Food

“People often stick to the meat and potato variation when it comes to their meals,” said Kellie. “I know I did. I grew up with meat, starch, and veg, and even a big glass of milk sometimes! Eating a plant-based diet actually brings in more variety to your dishes. From different types of grains, legumes, vegetables and meat alternatives, there are a million ways to use plant-based recipes that are both nourishing and filling.”

  1. Help Heal Health Issues

“Going vegan won’t cure all your health issues, especially depending on the quality of your vegan products,” said Kellie Robb. “However, I have seen in my clients that a diet rich in healthy plant-based foods has resulted in reversing a number of health issues including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and even symptoms of heart disease.”

  1. Save Some Money

“Cutting out meat will save you lots of money,” said Kellie. “Replace animal protein with staples like beans and lentils that have high amounts of protein to fill you up. Rice, farro, and quinoa are also healthy alternatives that you can stock up on and always have handy for quick weeknight meals. Tempeh and Tofu are both inexpensive and tasty meat replacements.”

  1. Help the Environment

“Meat and dairy products are responsible for 60% of agriculture-based greenhouse gas emissions,” said Kellie Robb. “A lot of land is needed for meat production, which contributes to major deforestation and destruction of ecosystems. Not to mention the billions and billions of water needed for the animals to drink and for their food source to grow.”

  1. We Don’t Actually Need Animal Protein

“We can get all the nutrients we need from plants,” said Kellie. “A vegan diet is good at any age and for any life stage. Athletes are capable of getting more than enough protein from plant-based foods, and are even known to perform better after a vegan meal than they would after a meat-based meal. All plants have protein. The animals we eat digest these plants. Veganism is just cutting out the middleman.”

About Kellie Robb

Kellie Robb is a nutritionist, lifestyle coach, minimalist, and exercise junkie. Kellie Robb of Los Angeles enjoys writing about low-waste, sustainable living and crafting easy-to-make vegan recipes.

Kellie Robb enjoys hiking, mountain climbing, biking, yoga, and meditating. Kellie loves helping others achieve their goals in fitness, business, and health through coaching and holistic practices.

Kellie Robb of Los Angeles believes it’s not only important to stop and smell the roses, but to stop and smell every flower! Kellie’s dream is to help as many people she can live a simpler, but more fulfilled life.