Bright Spots: Tuscaloosa Man Opens Up Food Truck Offering Plant-Based Delights

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<p>We’ve all heard the expression “if you eat healthy, you’ll feel healthy.”</p><p>But, if you’re like many people, sometimes healthier cuisine isn’t the most appetizing. This week’s Bright Spot is about a local man putting that scenario to rest with his new food truck <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/beanmeupscottie/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Bean Me Up Scottie</a>.</p>

<p>“My healthy lifestyle started a while back when I was in college and you know like most college people, I was just enjoying college and the environment,” Scottie McBride told WVUA 23’s Chelsea Barton. ” I then took it upon myself to make a change for the betterment of others and inspire others in showing that I could make a change within my own body and my own health.”</p><p>Before changing his lifestyle with a plant-based diet and exercise, Scottie said he weighed in at 250 pounds.</p><div></div><p>“Living plant-based made me realize what my body craves and what my body needs,” Mcbride said. “Then it was an idea I set on for months. I wanted to honor my mom. She always told me to be fearless and take that leap of faith. Here I am today with a plant-based vegan food truck promoting plant-based healthy lives to others.”</p><div></div><p>Scottie’s mother Denise Johnson died unexpectedly in 2018.</p><div></div><p>“I always look back at her sacrifices,” Mcbride said. “I lock in on that and focus on what she sacrificed for me to get where I am. It always gave me that drive, spirit and humbleness to never be satisfied. It makes me happy seeing everyone enjoy the food, that eating plant based does not have to be a boring basic salad. We can make it fun for you. It is an overwhelming and exciting feeling when people eat the food and the excitement on their faces, the thumbs up, even kids enjoying it. Kids are picky eaters. They are going to be honest. When they give me that thumbs up.  I take pride in that.”</p><div></div><p>Scottie is now using his mother’s memory and his journey to inspire others and normalize food that’s good and good for you.</p><div></div><p>“I want to be an inspiration,” he said. ‘When you see me, you see my truck, you know hey keep going. That guy is keeping going, I can keep going. We come from the same creator. We pump the same blood. We have the same 24 hours. ”</p>

<p>You can follow the <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/beanmeupscottie/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Bean Me Up Scottie Organic Eatery Facebook Page</a> to see when and where and when they’ll will be serving each day.</p><p><em>If you have a bright spot you’d like to share, we want to hear about it! </em><em>WVUA 23 is looking for uplifting and inspiring stories to share. </em><em><a href=”https://wvua23.com/bright-spots/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>You can submit them on our website right here.</a></em></p>

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