Lean Green DAD™ Radio

In this episode, Cory from Lean Green DAD gets a chance to ask Santa questions from kids around the United States on how he does what he does. This interview is safe for little ears and encourages kids to watch their sugar intake, focus on eating healthy fruits and veggies and to always enjoy time with family and friends. Enjoy!

Direct download: 99__An_Interview_With_Santa_safe_for_little_ears.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

The holiday season is almost over, but before we say goodbye to 2016, we have to make it through without feeling bloated, sick, or tired. To help you through, I have worked with my daughter to bring you five easy things you can do to keep you going strong through the holiday season. Listen in and enjoy!

Direct download: 98__Five_Easy_Health_Tips_To_Survive_The_Holidays.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

Robin Raven is an author who has brought light to a subject that is often not thought about...Santa as a vegan! When Robin saw that most pictures of Santa including him whipping his reindeer as they ride through the night, she decided to use her writing to make a change. This is what created her book "Santa's First Vegan Christmas," which has already been recognized by PETA as one of the top kid-friendly vegan books of the season. Enjoy the podcast!

Direct download: 97__Vegan_Author_Robin_Raven_on_Santas_First_Vegan_Christmas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07am EDT

What if there was a single tool that could help the world eat better? A tool that would show you all the plant-based foods you loved, customized for you, with thoughts and recommendations from some of the biggest plant-based celebrities and chefs out there? Wonder no more my friends...today we are talking to the Founders of Lighter, Alexis Fox and Micah Risk.

Direct download: 96__Table_Technology_with_Lighters_Alexis_Fox_and_Micah_Risk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

Joe Coleman, aka "Monk" is a Clean Machine! He is a IFPA Pro and WNBF Champion Bodybuilder in Natural Physique. He has beaten guys that take steroids and do it the wrong way...all through his vegan diet. How he got there is incredible. Listen to his story and how he is currently making vegan food accessible to those less fortunate in this episode of Lean Green DAD Radio. 

Direct download: 95__Vegan_Bodybuilder_Joe__Monk__Coleman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24am EDT

Today’s guest is Mr. Josh LaJaunie. In his own words, Josh is a “plant-eating, miles-logging, WHODAT from the Bayou with an appetite for life!” Yes, he ran a TON of miles and has an incredible story to tell, but this conversation really had me thinking a lot about hunting. Josh doesn’t hunt anymore, but it is part of who is he and it will always be tied to great memories. As someone who now doesn’t eat meat of any kind, he is thinking outside the box about how he can communicate to his Bayou brothers and sisters that eating meat is not something that he feels is healthy for them. His ideas on how to engage in that conversation and his thoughts on hunting as it is looked at from the outside world are fascinating, so I welcome you to open your mind and really hear what he has to say. In addition to that, we talked about family and the impact that this plant-based journey had on his family’s dinner table and get togethers. He is a great guy who is full of life and I am excited for you to get to hear from him.

Direct download: 94__Bayou-Born_Plant-Based_Hunter_Josh_LaJaunie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am EDT

Jackie Vega is the genius that plans the very popular Super Healthy Kids website meal plans each week. In addition to that, she is a mom of two, a certified personal trainer and a licensed dietitian. With all of those credentials, you can bet she knows a thing or two about how to keep your family healthy. In this episode we talk about white rice, eating treats at school, and how to eat perfectly as a busy parent. Just a hint...that last one isn't possible. There is no perfect! Take a listen and enjoy the episode!

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Direct download: 93__White_Rice_Isnt_That_Bad_with_Dietician_Trainer_Jackie_Vega.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EDT

At just 56 years old, our guest today had major blockages in his coronary arteries. After receiving a test that put him at a huge risk for a heart attack, he was on the gurney ready to go in for surgery...then something happened that would change his life forever. Years later, he is thriving and living a very active lifestyle, despite his family’s history of heart disease. Today’s guest is Paul Chatlin from the Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group and this is Lean Green DAD Radio.

Direct download: 92__Paul_Chatlin_-_Plant_Based_Nutrition_Support_Group.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

Danielle Binns is a mom on a mission! When her daughter faced some serious medical issues very early in her life, Danielle had to figure out a way to get nutritious, wholesome food into her daughter to help her grow and thrive. Today, she has two girls and both are doing great. Danielle uses every day to help busy parents just like her who might have picky eaters in the house. From her ebooks to nutritional training and resources, her approach is welcoming, positive, and supportive. In our podcast we discuss so many ideas and tips on how to get your picky eaters a bit more open to new things. My favorite part of the podcast is what she says about desserts! You will have to listen in to find out! Enjoy!

Direct download: 91__Helping_Picky_Eaters_with_Danielle_Binns_Nutrition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24am EDT

Valery Ortiz is one of Maxim Espanol Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. She is also a movie and television star that is best known for her work in the popular series South of Nowhere and now in VH1's Hit The Floor! In the show, Valery plays the role of Raquel Saldana, a single mom who is a friend to many of the girls on the Devil's squad. More than all of her acting accolades, Valery is a kind, generous, and caring person who puts her family above everything. She is a wonderful person to be around and it's no wonder she has had so much success in a very difficult industry. I hope you enjoy our quick interview!

Direct download: 90__Valery_Ortiz_from_Hit_The_Floor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

Amy Roskelley is one-half of the incredible team of moms that makes up Super Healthy Kids. With over 2 million followers on Facebook, Super Healthy Kids is dominating the healthy eating space for busy parents looking for healthy solutions for their kids. In addition to a wonderful meal plan and delicious recipes for busy families, they have a Healthy Habits plate that they sell on their website to help encourage your little ones to eat a little bit healthier. Thanks for listening!

Direct download: 89__Amy_Roskelley_-_Founder_-_Super_Healthy_Kids.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

Noelle Foley is best known as the daughter of WWE Hall of Fame Professional Wrestler, Mick Foley. She is also an actress, model, volunteer and possibly an upcoming Diva. In our podcast we talk about the amazing family values that she shares with her entire family, her special bond with her dad and her most memorable moment as the daughter of Mankind! Enjoy!

Direct download: 88__Noelle_Foley_-_Holy_Foley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

Sophia's journey to a plant-based diet started when her husband had less than desirable test results on his bloodwork. Today she cooks for her three boys and husband on a daily basis, focusing on being as healthy and plant-based as possible, while not focusing on perfection. In our podcast we focus on her favorite recipes, her tips on how to get your kids to try new things and how her husband turned his health around!

Direct download: 87__Sophia_from_Veggies_Dont_Bite.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am EDT

In this episode of Lean Green DAD Radio we are talking to The Blender Girl herself, Tess Masters. With one of the most popular apps in the app store back in 2014, Tess has taken over the blended market as one of the top healthy eating influencers in her space. After multiple, best-selling books and an incredible job as the global spokesperson for KithenAid, Tess has really cemented herself as one of the best in the business. In our podcast we discuss how she became The Blender Girl, what type of diet she lives by and what's next! Enjoy!

Direct download: 86__Blender_Girl_Tess_Masters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

Mark Whitten is the voice of Oh in the new Netflix series: Home: The Adventures of Tip and Oh. In this episode of Lean Green DAD Radio, Cory talks with Mark about his move to Los Angeles, his audition for the role of a lifetime and how the show relates to helping kids learn valuable lessons of love, compassion and respect for others. 

Direct download: 85__The_Voice_of_Netflixs_Oh__Mark_Whitten.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am EDT

Dr. Jeffrey Mueller is a medical doctor who has been in practice for over 23 years. He is currently the Medical Director at Whole Family Healthcare in Winter Park, FL. He believes in healing patients through integrative medicine and IV therapy. He also believes in eating a healthy diet that includes lots of nutrient-rich foods. As a vegetarian, Dr. Mueller is still striving to be fully plant-based, but says he watches what he eats very closely. In our conversation, we talk about heart health, nutrient therapy, and touch on sports nutrition.

Direct download: 84__Jeffrey_Mueller_MD_of_Whole_Family_Healthcare.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Robby Barbaro is helping those living with diabetes on a daily basis. As a type 1 diabetic himself, Robby has thrived on a whole-food, mostly fruit diet and understands what it takes to help folks manage their diabetes. Robby used to work for Forks Over Knives, which has seen incredible growth since he worked with them and now he continues to help others through his site mindfuldiabetic.com. Enjoy Robby's spirit and passion for helping others and please share with anyone living with diabetes. 

Direct download: 83__Robby_Barbaro_the_Mindful_Diabetic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am EDT

Tiki Barber is a hero in the New York Giants football world. He is also a hero to his five (soon to be six) children. Yes, he was a three-time pro bowler and yes he was inducted into the New York Giants Ring of Honor, but now that he is retired after a huge 10-year career in the NFL, Tiki is spending his time focusing on what matters most...his family. 

Direct download: 82__Tiki_Barbers_Giant_Family.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT

Whether you like it or not, summer is here! With summer comes beach parties and swimming events and lots of other fun things where you might want to look the best you can. Thanks to certified personal trainer, Ryan Oman, there are a few things you can do right now to get you in great shape for the summer. Enjoy!

Direct download: 81__Fit_For_The_Summer_with_CPT_Ryan_Oman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

Today’s guest is Dr. T. Colin Campbell. You will of course recognize Dr. T. Colin Campbell from the hugely popular Forks Over Knives movie in addition to many other documentaries, speaking engagements, books and an excellent TED talk that you can find in the show notes of this show. Additionally, Dr. Campbell is best known for his work with The China Study, the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. His book bears the same name and was co-authored with one of his two sons Dr. Thomas Campbell. He has also written two other books Low Carb Fraud and Whole which is aimed at reshaping how we think about a food and disease. Dr. Campbell is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the internationally recognized Plant Based Nutrition Certificate offered in partnership with Cornell University and eCornell online. He is the hero of the plant-based world and we are honored to have him on the show. Enjoy!

Direct download: 80__Dr._T._Colin_Campbell_-_Plant_Based_Diets_for_Busy_Parents.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am EDT

Dreena Burton is a five-time best-selling author and mom of three! Her latest book, Plant-Powered Families is a wonderful cookbook that helps busy parents learn their way around a plant-based lifestyle that kids will enjoy. In this podcast, Dreena shares her favorite recipe, what a typical night at her house looks like and offers some great tips on how to help your children adopt a plant-based lifestyle!

Direct download: 79__Plant-Powered_Families_With_Dreena_Burton_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

Jennifer Mendez is a branch manager for Insight Credit Union. She also has two young children. In this episode, Cory talks with Jennifer on how to effectively teach our children how to keep, invest, donate and save money. 

Direct download: 78__Saving_Money_For_Kids_And_Families.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Adopting a child can be one of the best things ever, but doing research beforehand helps you in your journey. In this episode, Cory walks you through different types of adoption, some tips on how to help you with funding and shares his own personal experience on adopting his son.

Direct download: 77__Our_Adoption_Story_Rebroadcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

Jeff Morgan is the host of Guilt Free TV on YouTube. His widely popular channel is seen all across the world and includes in-depth discussions with some of the world's leading experts in plant-based nutrition. Jeff is a fit dad that takes pride in working out and eating right with his kids. Above all of that, Jeff is a caring individual who knows what it means to go the extra mile for his family. I had a wonderful time talking with him and know you will have an equally wonderful time listening to what he has to say. This episode is a must-listen for any busy parent who needs some extra motivation to live a healthier lifestyle!

Direct download: 76__Guilt_Free_TVs_Jeff_Morgan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

Marc and Kim Ramirez started out as a young passionate couple. Kim with her vegetarianism and Marc with his football...NCAA Michigan Wolverines football to be exact! But somewhere along the way of this amazing couple’s relationship, they got derailed in terms of their nutrition. Marc had a family history of diabetes and heart disease and Kim started having severe headaches when she stepped away from her vegetarian diet during her college days. Then something significant happened to them. Mark was headed down a dark road of medications and pain when the couple decided to take a movie off the shelf that someone had recommended they watch for a while. That movie was Forks Over Knives. Today, Marc and Kim make up the two-person team called Chickpea and Bean. Together they have seen revolutionary changes to their life by switching to a whole food, plant-based diet. Enjoy the show!

Direct download: 75__Chickpea_And_Bean_-_Marc_And_Kim_Ramirez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

Today’s guest is The Plant Based Dietitian, Julieanna Hever! You might have seen her on the Dr. Oz show or the Steve Harvey Show or maybe on her own show “What Would Julieanna Do?” She has written several books and publications including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant Based Nutrition and her latest book the Vegiterranean Diet. She has a wonderfully positive attitude and is a great person to talk to in the world of plant based eating. I hope you enjoy it!

Direct download: 74__Julieanna_Hever_-_The_Plant_Based_Dietitian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

Today’s guest is seven year NFL vet, Ryan Neufeld. Ryan played seven years in the NFL and had a chance to play with the Cowboys, Jaguars and Bills, where he finally retired in 2010. Ryan is passionate about supporting families living with autism. He and his wife of 15 years, Dawn Neufeld, now live in Texas with their two kids, one of which was diagnosed with autism at age 3. Since then, Ryan and Dawn have been passionate about leading the charge to help other families just like them get some answers in an area that has very few. Today, Ryan and Dawn actively speak out to let families know they are not alone and Ryan is very involved in the Miracle League in his hometown, which helps children and adults facing serious physical and mental disabilities the opportunity to play sports in a welcomed environment. Today we talk about a lot of things including being a father, briefly about his NFL career and how he and his wife have helped to empower their son to live a wonderful life while living with autism.

Direct download: 73__NFL_Vet_Ryan_Neufeld_Tackles_Autism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

Adam Sud (pronounced like a soap sud) is addicted to a plant-based lifestyle. This is the first time he has actually been proud to associate himself with addiction. Back in 2013, Adam was addicted to fast food and Adderall, a drug that is often prescribed for those dealing with ADHD in their lives. Adam describes the drug as a molecule away from meth, which is pretty scary. Back then, Adam looked at himself in the mirror and decided that he was "sick and tired of being sick and tired" and switched to a plant-based lifestyle. The plant-based food that he ate worked hand in hand with his recovery and rehabilitation. Today, Adam works with other individuals who might be dealing with addiction in their life and helps them to not only recover but to prevent relapse by incorporating a plant-based diet into their recovery plan.

Direct download: 72__From_Drugs_To_Plants_with_Adam_Sud.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

Today’s episode is with Decio Lopes. Decio works with Orlando City Soccer and happens to be the Director of an amazing film that premiered in 2015 at a film festival here in Orlando called “Making History.” I live in Orlando as most of you know and am a big fan of Orlando City Soccer, so I had to have Decio on the show. I reached out to him for an interview and he originally had to turn me down because he did not feel 100% comfortable speaking with me in English, so I reached back out again with my good friend Natalia, who is bilingual and happens to be the biggest Orlando City fan in all of Central Florida. Her and her husband have been to all the games and have been season ticket holders since day one. These people bleed purple folks! So with Natalia on board to do the interview for me in Spanish, Decio agreed to talk with me. So as you might guess, today’s podcast is completely in Spanish, but if you visit leangreendad.com in the podcast section, you can find a full transcript of the interview in English, so check it out if English is your first language. It was an awesome interview and he is a great man. Now back to the film. As I said, the film is called Making History and it is a documentary about this amazing football club’s journey to the MLS and follows them through their very first MLS game. So without further ado, here is my interview, well Natalia’s interview….with Decio Lopes from orlando city soccer.

Direct download: 71__Orlando_City_Soccers_Decio_Lopes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

Rip Esselstyn is the healthiest dad in the world...at least in our eyes! Join Cory from Lean Green DAD as he talks with Rip about his busy life as a dad of three, the brilliance behind the Engine 2 line of foods and how to slay the five-headed chronic Western disease dragon that is plaguing the American public. 

Direct download: 70__The_Healthiest_Dad_In_The_World_-_Rip_Esselstyn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am EDT

Geoffrey Palmer is a vegan bodybuilder. Sometimes those two words (vegan and bodybuilder) don't seem like they go together since most of America thinks we get our protein from meat. Geoff has been doing this for 31 years and was vegan before it was "cool" to be vegan. With a degree in biopsychology and a passion for fitness, Geoff has created and trademarked some of the best muscle-promoting products on the market. He is the CEO and Founder of the Clean Machine line of products. The great thing about all of his products is that they are made from plants and make your body more efficient at digesting and using protein. Imagine having to drink less protein, but making it more efficient with essential digestive enzymes your body needs to do the work that it needs to do in order to optimize your nutrition! I learned more talking to Geoff than I have learned in quite a while on protein, how it works in the body and how to most effectively promote the growth of strong muscle tissue. Enjoy!

Direct download: 69__Vegan_Bodybuilding_Clean_Machine_Geoffrey_Palmer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

Today’s guest is Dr. Julian Maha, the Founder of one of the newest and best-reviewed non-profits in the United States, KultureCity. What does it mean exactly to be a best-reviewed non-profit? Every dollar and every experience that KultureCity raises or provides it tracked and directly related to the impact they have on serving their mission. They have already been recognized by Bill Gates and Microsoft as one of the top ten non-profits in the nation and at the time of this recording have impacted over 15,000 lives of those living with autism. Their mission is to help create a world where all individuals with autism and their families can be accepted and treated equally. I’m really excited for you to hear this podcast and challenge you to think while you're listening to Julian speak. What is the difference between sympathy and empathy? Which one do you have for those living with autism? If you can empathize, you can understand what someone with autism is going through because you have direct experience with it. If you can sympathize, you can still feel strongly for an individual and their family living with autism, but might not have direct experience with it. Whichever one you fall into, it is important to feel one of these two towards an individual or family living with autism, as it is truly the best way to live a life of compassion and understanding. Your compassion will help organizations like KultureCity be one step closer to world-wide acceptance of this often invisible disability. I hope you enjoy the show!

Direct download: 68__The_Best_Nonprofit_In_The_World_-_KultureCity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

Matt Frazier is a No Meat Athlete. His widely popular website that bears the same name has helped thousands of people of all fitness levels to achieve their goals in running marathons and eating a healthy, plant-based diet. He has several books and publications on how to train and get started on a healthy path in addition to his podcast on iTunes called...you guessed it...No Meat Athlete Radio. In this episode, Matt shares some awesome behind-the-scenes insight like why he became vegan, how he balances his busy life with his family while training in and of course….his go-to meal on a busy night with the family!

Direct download: 67__No_Meat_Athlete_-_Matt_Frazier.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

We have rebranded! In this special announcement, Cory will let everyone know that the podcast has a new name: Lean Green DAD™ Radio. Stay tuned for more great content. 2016 is going to be huge! More to come very soon...

Direct download: 66__SPECIAL_ANNOUNCEMENT_-_We_are_now_Lean_Green_DAD_Radio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

Kim Suedmeyer is a professional realtor with decades of experience. She really knows her stuff. New home construction is popping up all over the place and with this new construction, buyers are starting to think that having a realtor represent them is pointless. There are so many red flags to watch out for with new homes that you really need a third party with you to represent you and watch your back every step of the way. If you are even thinking about a new home purchase with new construction, you absolutely must listen to this episode on how Guess what...you don't have to pay the realtor a dime!

Direct download: 65__Buyer_Beware_New_Home_Purchase_Warning_Signs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

Peter Shankman is all over the place! Literally. The man flies 250,000 miles per year. On top of all the flying, book writing, keynote speaking, CNN television appearing and a whole lot more, Peter is first a foremost a husband and a father. He longs for the day that his little girl will be able to run in Central Park with him. As a native New Yorker, Peter takes great pride in his city. Not only does he run the New York City Triathlon each year, but he also serves as a major force for public relations and publicity around the world. He is a two-time Ironman Triathlon Triathlete, but has to go back and do a third because when race officials asked him what city he was in, he said "New York City." The only problem was...he was in Louisville. Listen to the podcast to learn more.

Direct download: 64__Peter_Shankman_On_Social_Media_Ironman__Airport_Nutrition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

In this episode, Cory (fromLean Green DAD™ Radio) talks with owner Ty Cherry from Innocent Chocolate. Innocent Chocolate is the first chocolate bar that’s actually good for you. Scoring 9.5 out of 10 in an independent taste test, it’s a bold dark chocolate with a distinct smooth bitterness and long finish. Sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan, it’s made from 100% organic sun-dried Hispaniola cacao beans, natural sugar, starch-blockers, and fat-binding complexes (they hold on to the fat so your body doesn’t), resulting in a truly sweet, flavorful, and guiltless experience!

Direct download: 63__Sugar-Free_Vegan_Chocolate_with_Innocent_Chocolates_Ty_Cherry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT

It's not every day that you get to talk to a professional triathlete...especially one who is vegan and still in college majoring in fitness and nutrition. Antoine connected with Cory (fromLean Green DAD™ Radio) via email and they hit it off right away. In this episode they discuss the impact of eating a vegan diet as it relates to sports, triathlon and the planet in general. At only 22 years old, Antoine understands that he is responsible for his own actions when it comes to the planet and his carbon footprint and is doing his part to take care of it...one step at a time!

Direct download: 62__Pro_Triathlete_Antoine_Jolicoeur_Desroches.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18am EDT

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