The power of plant foods and "veggie loading" - Nourish Nurture Breathe

Episode 17

Published on:

7th Oct 2020

#17 The power of plants and “veggie loading”

In this episode, Kami focuses “on the plate” with her foundation premise to eating for health, which is “veggie loading”.

Veggie loading doesn’t mean being a vegetarian or a vegan, but instead eating an abundance of vegetables and plant foods on the daily in order to set ourselves up for optimal health.

You’ll learn:

  • Why eating a diet rich in vegetables and plant foods is so important
  • Practical tips to add to your tool kit to help you and your family reach your plant food quota every day
  • A look into wholefood supplements and how to choose the best ones.

PLUS, heaps of recipes and cooking tips to help you add even more deliciousness and nutrition to your meals.

Links and resources:

·      Listen to Kami’s episode on Primary Food here.

·      Find our Plant Food Tracker here and get going this week with tracking your veggie loading and celebrate your success every week in upping your number and increasing your list

·      Find a sneak peek of Kami’s recipe for Super power brownies here from her collaboration book What to Eat: A Specialist Guide to Fertility & Pregnancy with Dr Joo Teoh. Email to purchase a copy.

·      Find other delicious recipes on Kami’s blog here.

·      Read the research on the Juice Plus+ wholefood supplements Kami recommends here. You'll find why Kami chooses Juice Plus+ Here.

·      If you’d like to learn more about Kami’s Mind Body Lifestyle Wellness Online Program or anything discussed in this episode, please reach out at

·      Learn more about the importance of vegetables in our diet here and here.

·      Learn more about the importance of variety in our diets here.

·      Here is the link to Thermomix's Vegetable Stock Paste recipe I mentioned. I keep to the same quantities but mix it up with what the veg and herbs I have on hand each time.

AND as a special listener bonus, anyone signing up to Kami’s Mind Body Lifestyle Online Wellness Program and mentioning Nourish Nurture Breathe will receive a free copy of her What to Eat cookbook. It’s full of recipes to help you thrive at whatever your stage of life.

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Nourish Nurture Breathe
A podcast dedicated to women at all stages of our journey. This is your place to nourish, nurture and breathe.
Nourish Nurture Breathe is a podcast dedicated to providing a space for women to learn, feel supported, empowered and understood.

Combining holistic health with science and research, Kami and Christie's mission with Nourish Nurture Breathe is to empower you with knowledge and confidence around all areas of your mind, body, spirit wellbeing. These include nutrition, mindset, body confidence and the nuances of our hormones, fertility, pregnancy, motherhood and beyond.

Tune into our episodes to feel inspired to do more for you.

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Christie Lee & Kami Ramini

Kami Ramini is a mum of 2, certified health coach (Integrative Nutrition IIN HC), food and health writer and founder of This Mum's Kitchen. Kami takes a bio-individual approach to her work with every client and centres her coaching on the premise of teaching women about "filling your cup". What this means will be different for everyone, but it's the grounding affirmation that by loving into our own mind, body, spirit wellbeing, we are intrinsically also doing better by everyone we love and everyone who relies on us. At whatever stage of your journey, whether you are preparing for pregnancy, already pregnant, already a mum or a busy woman for countless other reasons, remember that if our cups are full, then there is enough for us and enough for everyone else in our lives to take a sip too. Self-care isn't selfish, it's anything but.

Kami currently sees clients one-on-one and in groups and runs bi-monthly detox and reset programs through her Mind Body Lifestyle Wellness Club membership packages.

Christie Lee is a prenatal and gut health dietitian and founder of Christie Lee Nutrition. Christie originally became a dietitian as she's always been passionate about empowering people with the impact of food and diet on our health. With the current state of chronic diseases growing within our society, Christie's approach to health has become fuelled by a deep passion to help people find the root cause of health concerns and conquer life roadblocks to achieve ultimate health and happiness.

Specialising in fertility, pregnancy and gut health, Christie believes the secret to a better health outlook for our society is in educating mums and mums to be to eat well, be well and therefore give our next generation the very best chance to thrive.

Christie currently sees clients one-on-one and delivers workshops and presentations regularly online and around Perth.