Getting Started

ARE YOU WONDERING, HOW DO I GET STARTED? Most of us know what we shouldn't do, but do you know what you should be doing? The 'Real Food and Drinks' community is all about encouraging you to add as much real plant-based whole foods to your diet as possible and implement a new pathway to building a healthier lifestyle that you enjoy.


  • Lower your risk of cancers
  • Prevent, even reverse, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure
  • Reduce, and in many cases, eliminate the need for prescription drugs
  • Lose weight and have more energy
  • Experience a better quality of life
  • ...and much more!

Your DNA does not dictate your likelihood of disease, it's all about your diet and lifestyle. Take care of your body and it will take care of you.  (Disclaimer)

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE: In addition to supporting your lifestyle with good food choices, there are other actions that you can apply to your daily routines to help reach your health goals.  By simply incorporating these lifestyle habits, you can begin living your life to the fullest.

Welcome To Our "Real Food and Drinks" Community

Supportive Recipes. The recipes here are simple. The idea is to eat more whole plant-based foods and more whole plant-based foods than any other foods. Eating fresh "real" fruit and vegetables, whole grains, beans/legumes, nuts, and seeds will be our main goal. Most recipes will be quick and easy to fit into any busy schedule. Additionally, there will be recipes from a variety of cuisines to encourage you to try more recipes as you find your favorites. All recipes will fully satisfy your taste buds. Here will find various recipes that will support you in the "Real Food and Drinks" lifestyle.

Informative Blog Posts.  In addition to recipes, additional blog posts will be about the lifestyle that we are intending to create. "Real Food and Drinks" is about a lifestyle and never a diet. Therefore, our lifestyle goal is to create a balance that works for us daily while making good choices to support living in a healthy way. This means that no part of our lifestyle should feel difficult, but simply becomes a way of life for us that we desire. This results in a lifestyle that benefits us, one that we enjoy, and are more likely to share with others also.

Inspirational Podcasts. Where we talk about nutrition, choices in wellness, and various practices to build a healthier lifestyle. Check out  "The Real Food and Drinks Lifestyle" podcast.

Engaging Videos. The Real Food and Drinks YouTube Channel, where I share quick recipe videos and the specific tools that we can use to support our "Real Food and Drinks" lifestyle.

Real Food and Drinks Community


My name is Shonda and I’m a wife and mother of three children plus multiple Me Bananas Kalepets. Those facts make my life full in their own way, but add on top of that a condition which made me feel tired and most times unable to cope so I wasn’t able to enjoy the full blessing of my family life. YET, things have changed…

Real food and living a positive lifestyle is what I’m all about! I’ve improved my health and outlook TREMENDOUSLY and I want to pass this gift on to you by helping you do the same.

I will be sharing with you, the simple steps that I took to improve my health and we will be learning from others about what they are doing to create a healthier lifestyle too.

If you haven't already, click here to read about my health journey.


HOW? Most of us know what we shouldn't do, but do you know what you should be doing? The 'Real Food and Drinks' community is all about encouraging you to start eating real plant-based whole foods and implement a new pathway to building a lifestyle that will result in more energy.

TAKE ACTION. By simply incorporating these lifestyle habits, you can begin living your life to the fullest.

Support for a Healthy Lifestyle