Anne-Marie on Convenience

Anne-Marie F.

March 15, 2021

Crystal's story (on LeafSide's website) is very inspiring, because I have some of the same issues.

I have many health issues: heart failure, high blood pressure, and diabetes worries. They run in my family and being African American, am more prone to this condition. I've also had a heart attack, and a bypass, and most recently a stroke! I struggle to be healthy: Here it is very hard to do a lot of prep or cooking. I'm familiar with vegetarian and vegan diet, I've always preferred veganism because cheese and milk makes me sick. I think I'm lactose sensitive plus I don't want to ingest food meant for baby cows. And I've seen films about what happens to animals used for meat, it 's disgusting!

I'm living in an independent senior facility, but the food is very bad — even the vegetarian options they offer are still full of cheese, fat, and salt, and too many desserts. I live in a small room with my own bathroom, a microwave, and fridge, but no kitchen — which makes meal prep very difficult. And having to wash dishes in the bathroom is no fun.

So your food has been a godsend for me: Easy to prepare, tasty, and no animals harmed! 💚 I also need to watch my weight, especially being disabled and having to use a walker when I can, and a wheelchair. You don't want to be overweight trying to get around on these devices. They are already for me hard to use, It takes a lot of energy! And I am no spring chicken!!

I like the videos too with very helpful information on additional things you can add to the dishes and hints on prep. And things to use for prep!!

Thank you so much for making this available to the public!!

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