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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