Food as Medicine: Vegan Cooking

Posted December 15, 2022 | By Jordyn Flannery

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

Let’s explore the flavors of a vegan diet with Registered Dietitian and Culinary Medicine Expert, Allison Harrell, and AdventHealth family medicine physician George Guthrie, MD, author of “Eat Plants Feel Whole.” Did you know that whole food plant proteins will keep you fuller longer than animal protein due to the fiber content?

Featured recipes can be found here.

About Your Program Presenter

Allison Harrell is a registered dietitian nutritionist and plant-based chef who has been passionate about food and nutrition for more than 20 years. She advanced her knowledge by becoming a certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, certified in Weight Loss Management. Harrell believes that every time we eat, it is an opportunity to promote our health. She incorporates culinary experiences with a science-based approach. Her programs and tools make a positive difference in the health of our communities by instilling confidence and knowledge in the kitchen.

George Guthrie, MD, MPH, CDE, FAAFP, FACLM, is a family medicine physician with AdventHealth Winter Park. He is a member of the Academic Program at AdventHealth Center for Family Medicine and the past president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Guthrie is also the author of “Eat Plants Feel Whole” and “Eat Plants Feel Whole Journal.”

About the Food as Medicine Series: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” isn’t just a quote from ancient Greek philosopher Hippocrates, it’s a framework to healthy and healing eating that’s more relevant today than ever. Join CHWB Chefs and AdventHealth physicians for this innovative program from the Center for Health & Wellbeing. You’ll learn more about the intersection of food and medicine, dive deep into the ways your food choices affect your health far beyond the numbers on your scale and learn easy recipes using new and interesting flavors and techniques.