Janice Stanger, PhD

Janice Stanger, PhD

Posted July 3, 2011

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Recipes From Todd's Home Run Diet

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When Todd Rosenthal was diagnosed with diabetes, he transformed his health through putting together his own "Home Run" dietTodd Rosenthal 50 lb lighter_opt.jpg. This whole foods, plant-based eating plan, built on physician and nutrition expert recommendations, plummeted his blood sugar level from 310 to below 100 in a month without medications.

In 7 months, Todd dropped 50 pounds, boosted his energy, brightened his mood, and figured out how to stay satisfied and healthy on a food budget of $150 a month.

Here Todd shares some of his original recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that made him successful, including his favorite Home Run green smoothie. He uses his recipes as ideas on how to put food together, so modify and portion your spices and seasonings as you like.

BREAKFAST: Spicy rolled oats

This is very simple. In a bowl mix:

About 1 cup of uncooked rolled oats

Sprinkle top with 1 layer of cinnamon.

Handful of raisins

Mix together until completely mixed.

Add 1/2 apple chopped to bite sized pieces and mix again.

This is a delicious high fiber breakfast and the uncooked oats have a surprisingly wonderful texture.


Make 2 cups of garbanzo or cannellini beans from scratch.

Rinse well and put in a large bowl.

Add red wine vinegar to taste

Chopped red onion to taste

Chopped red or green pepper or chopped up roasted red pepper from a jar.


Sun dried tomatoes chopped into small pieces

Fresh chopped basil

Season lightly with salt and pepper and garlic powder.

Read the rest of Todd's recipes here