carls-mushroomAlright, I’ve convinced you that you get enough protein from a Veggie Plan and you’ll have enough energy to ROCK people’s worlds…

…but you’re still probably skeptical that you can eat AMAZING food on a a veggie meal plan.

Well, let me show tell you about the VEGAN burger, fries, and chocolate shake feast I had the other night…small-eye-baby-bally

Let me set the scene…

It was a beautiful summer night…I just got in from a late dog walk with the lil stinker, Bally the Dog, where he tried to chase a few of the local cats.

So I was tired and hungry.

Plus, almost everyone in my condo building had their BBQ’s fired up – to the max – and the smell of burgers was in the air.

But as a lazy man on the Veggie Lifestyle, what could I possibly put on the grill?

Fortunately I had Kardena Pauza come to the rescue.

In her Easy Veggie Meal Plans, you’ll get her famous Portobella Mushroom Burger recipe.

Now I studied it, and changed it a wee bit, to make this crazy vegan burger, fries, and chocolate shake meal.

1) Burger Prepcb20easyveggiemealsebook20final42
– Take 2 portobella mushrooms
– Marinate in olive oil, sea salt, and cayenne pepper seasoning
– Grill
– Place both (yeah, DOUBLE BURGER!) between two pieces of whole grain bread (toast if desired)
– Add condiments (I added Dijon mustard)

2) Healthy Sweet Potato Fries Prep
– Thinly slice a sweet potato
– Brush with olive oil
– Put on grill

3) Chocolate Milkshake – (Ballantyne’s Best Blender Drink yet!)
Blend this
– 2 cups chocolate almond milk
– 1 banana
– 8 strawberries
– 20 blueberries
– 1 spoonful almond butter
– 1/2oz almonds
– handful uncooked oatmeal
– some cacao nibs
– handful of spinach


An amazing burger, fries and shake WITHOUT:

– Factory Farmed Meat
– Added Sugar
– Trans Fats
– Food cooked by a pimply teenager

Off to make another veggie Ballantyne Blender Drink,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, The Lazy Man’s Guide to Vegetarian Eating

PS – You CAN lose weight without meat!

“I have 2 little kids, but thanks to Kardena I weigh almost the same weight as I did on her wedding day which was over 8 years ago. I am SO EXCITED! Since going on the Easy Veggie Meal Plans I’ve lost over 13 pounds of fat. The last 10-15 pounds is always the hardest to get off as you know, but I’ve done it!”
Jeegisha, Irvine, California

Click here for the Easy Veggie Weight Loss Meal Plans

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift to high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at

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