When I'm looking for a satisfying and quick weeknight dinner, tacos are my go to. I love a good Taco Tuesday. Especially fitting because Tuesday's are my typical weekday cook night, when I try to make a dish that will get me through at least a couple work lunch breaks and survive a revamp for … Continue reading Recipe: Turkey & Veggie Tacos
Plant-Based Detox Basics The Basics Each week of this plan varies, from what you eat and also when. This detox is meant to be affordable. It should be flexible based on where you live, and your kitchen equipment, schedule, and budget. Say goodbye (for just a few weeks!) to soda, sugary drinks, processed foods, refined … Continue reading Plant-Based Detox Outline
The Alkaline Diet is a trend diet getting lots of attention right now. This diet is all about plant foods and pH balance. The idea is to include only "alkaline foods" like vegetables, some fruits, certain whole grains, nuts, seeds, and soy, which, when broken down by digestion leave a residue in the body that … Continue reading Myth Bust: Looking at the Alkaline Diet
The Foods We Choose Matter A Standard American Diet (the SAD way of eating) is one that’s full of processed Franken-foods, inorganic vegetables and fruits, refined grains that are stripped of nutritional benefits, low quality fats and oils, and large amounts of animal products like meats and dairy. These products deprive and deplete us of … Continue reading Why Should you Try a Plant-Based Detox?
Transformation happens all around, and within us, when seasons change. The light shifts, temperatures rise or fall, and life moves through phases. Choosing to detox at this time is a sacred act. It requires us to focus our attention. A detox becomes more than just about food. It is also an opportunity to harness and … Continue reading Spring Detox & Seasonal Reset
Eating a plant-based diet can put you at risk of low iron. The side effects of low iron, like forgetfulness, fatigue, and irritability, can be prevented by focusing on whole foods that provide iron, folate, B vitamins, and vitamin C. There's nothing worse than a bad mood that could be prevented by eating right! Enter … Continue reading Two Iron-Rich Smoothies
Vegetarian and vegan eating patterns are an excellent approach to improving energy, balancing mood, managing weight, and preventing illness. Although a vegan diet may not be the best for everyone, there are countless benefits to limiting our intake of animal products -- for our bodies, the environment, and animal welfare. A lot of good can … Continue reading Plant-Based Diets: Nutrition Concerns
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats processed in a shared facility with gluten grains. Gluten is known to damage the intestinal lining of those with gluten intolerance or sensitivity. Exposure to gluten can lead to weight loss, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, forgetfulness, and mood issues such as irritability … Continue reading Gluten-Free 101 + Meal Plan (free PDF)