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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to best-selling author Dreena Burton about meal planning…more specifically for families. She gives us the must know tips for getting organized in a plant-powered kitchen. We discuss maximizing time for dinners, packing lunches and so much more! Dreena has been vegan for over twenty years. She has written five best-selling cookbooks each representing her experiences as a mother and daughter. Always passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate for using the vegan basics to create healthy, delicious foods for the whole family. Dreena has appeared on television and radio, and is a recipe contributor for well-known websites and has written for many creditable magazines.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Dreena’s story
  • Raising 100% plant-powered children
  • Saving time in the kitchen
  • Batch cooking
  • School lunches
  • Family dinners
  • Snacks
  • Family and friends’ favourite recipes
  • Advice for university students
  • Advice for families looking to be more plant-based


Links to things we mentioned:

Dreena Burton: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest

Plant-Powered Families by Dreena Burton

Dr. Neal Barnard

Dr T. Colin Campbell

Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Program

PCRM – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Fit for Life by Harvey Diamond & Marilyn Diamond

Diet For A New America by John Robbins

PTP015: Matt Frazier – No Meat Athlete

PTP035: Back to School

Forks Over Knives

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