Recently, a friend suggested to me that vegetarian and plant-based meals are boring. Say, what now?! I entirely disagree! After some talking, I came to realize that we all need a little inspiration in the kitchen. We get used to what we know how to cook, and often don't have time to look for meal … Continue reading 27 Plant-Based Meal Ideas
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
I am excited to be sharing with you a plan for a seasonal, plant-based detox. This plan will not only ask you to eliminate foods but be intentional about meal timing, you can deeply improve your health and quality of life. The goal of this detox is to both rejuvenate the body and to help … Continue reading Intro: Spring Plant-Based Detox
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
Have you tried farro yet? Farro is fiber-rich complex carbohydrate -- a whole grain with noteworthy mineral content (in particular, minerals magnesium, iron, zinc, each critical to emotional balance and strengthening the body's anti-stress response), as well as a lovely dose of mood and energy-boosting B-vitamins. Nutrition facts aside, farro makes a delicious, satisfying center … Continue reading Easy Recipe Alert: Farro Salad
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