As a Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness coach, educator, and speaker who has helped hundreds of people to achieve their health and wellness goals, I truly understand the value of a supportive community. Associating with like minded people, to both learn from and support each other, is a critical factor for long term success. With determination and willpower we can transform ourselves on our own, but when we get together we each become stronger, healthier, and more committed together, and that's huge in making this lifestyle sustainable and more fun for the long term.
The value and importance of community is exactly why I'm happy to dedicate so much of my time, including one Saturday every month, to cultivating, engaging, and growing our local community here in central NJ. I love these potlucks for the people, and the low-to-no barrier of entry. Anyone willing to stop at a grocery store, and pickup 4 organic apples on the way, is welcome to join us for a healthy whole food plant-based feast with some of the most inspirational and supportive people you will ever meet.
This is a community based Meetup. We get together for potluck meals, restaurant dinners, seminars, movie screenings, etc.
At our potlucks, each member brings a whole food plant-based dish (described below) to share with others in a beautiful, welcoming and supportive environment. We are a good mix of long time plant-based folks, and newcomers who are just starting their transitions. No matter where you are on your own personal journey, you are always welcome!
If you don't know what a whole food plant-based compliant dish is, then just bring some fresh fruit, grape tomatoes, peeled carrots, sliced peppers, or any another fresh fruit or vegetable. There is no membership fee, the potlucks are always free.
What is a Whole Food Plant-Based Compliant Dish?
We want to create a safe and supportive environment for both newcomers and long timers. While there is some room for other items on the fringe of a Whole Food Plant-Based diets, for this group we focus on sticking with the healthiest foods at the core of every plant-based whole food diet. That means all dishes must be vegan (excluding any meat, dairy, or other animal products) and free of any oil, salt, sugar, syrup, honey, and/or other sweeteners or processed food.