Welcome to the Fork Smart Community! This is an opportunity to meet others who are seeking to optimize their health - preventing and even reversing some diseases like heart disease, diabetes and even some forms of cancer. Eating a whole foods plant-based diet* allows us to be stewards for our planet and animal kind.
*Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes - using no oil (a highly processed product in the cooking or baking process). This low fat, high fibre, nutritiously dense way of eating is evidence-based nutritional science as followed by such leading doctors as McDougall, Esselstyn, Campbell, Barnard, Greger and others in the whole plant-based world. Optimizing our own health allows us to be stewards for our planet and animal kind.
YOUR COMMITMENT INVOLVES. . . .
~ bringing 6-8 adult servings of a soup, salad, main dish, whole grain or dessert
~ appropriate serving utensils
~ your own water bottle and eating utensils please
~ change basket liners when returning to the buffet
- help with set-up and clean-up
THIS IS A COST RECOVERY ACTIVITY - YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED . . .
Fork Smart Community Member Pass (from Sept. -June)* - card issued
Children/Youth (5-17) - $10.00 ($1.00/ month)
Adults (18+) - $30.00 ($3.00/month)
Family (2 adults + children)- $65.00 ($6.50/month)
* Can buy at anytime during the year - BEST VALUE
At the door (without pass) - $4.00 each month
WHAT YOU RECEIVE:
- meet friendly, caring people who share your desire to optimize health
- taste new and delicious foods which can spark your own creativity
- opportunity to exchange ideas and recipes
- learn new why and how information about the whole foods plant based lifestyle during vegucations
- will be given a returnable basket with paper liner for your meal (complies with Alberta Health Services Standards)
- chance to win a draw each month
- Activity table of toys and games for kids
Connect to Fork Smart newsletter (https://forksmart.org/newsletter ) for articles; recipes; resources
FIRST TIME? Connect with Kate - friends of friends are always welcome - just RSVP so we know how many to expect! Always room for you at our table!
Food Guidelines for Potluck and Dish Exchange:
> no animal products (no dairy, eggs, beef, chicken, pork, fish allowed or
> no oils or nut butters - in cooking process or recipe, including tahini)
> nuts/avocado on the side only - as many follow Dr. Esselstyn's heart prevention/reversal guidelines)
> no Fake meats please (avoiding insulin-like growth hormones - following Dr. McDougall protocol).
> no coconut milk (as it is very high in fat) and instead use plant milk with a drop or two of coconut extract.
Note: Dish Exchange happens at the close of each potluck. Subscribe for $10.00 and receive 4 storage containers (dishwasher; microwave and freezer safe) - use to fill main course dishes and bring filled containers to potluck. Leave at designated exchange table location and pick up four other filled containers to take home. Label containers with content description and secure with rubber band. Interested? Call Kate at to reserve your containers and become a member of the Dish Exchange.
RSVP on Meetup