Whole grains, beans/legumes, sweet potatoes and other starchy veggies (without butter, cheese, etc.), tofu/tempeh/seitan are all good choices. Fill up the rest of your plate with greens and veggies, and be sure to eat some fruit. Each doctor seems to have slightly different recommendations for following a plant-based diet - Fuhrman, Esselstyn, McDougall, Barnard. None of us are qualified to offer medical or dietary advice; we just know what works best for us through experience and reading. You might want to ask your doctor for a referral to a dietitian who is familiar with plant-based diets to help you develop a personalized program.
Patt in Minneapolis
Leader, Forks Over Knives and Engine 2 Diet
It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau
The food you eat can be either the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. ~Ann Wigmore
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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