Monthly Archives: February 2018

Easy Vegan Meatballs + Spaghetti

These vegan meatballs taste and feel so similar to traditional meatballs, but with the added benefit of fiber and animal-free flavor. They’re also incredibly easy to make with the whole meal ready in 30 minutes or less! When I first transitioned to a Predominantly Plant-Based diet, I was worried about all of the meals I thought I would no longer be able to enjoy. Number one: my daily scrambled eggs. I thought I’d never find an adequate replacement for this meal that I’d enjoyed seven days a week for […]

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6 Winter Fruits You Need to Stock up On

While the weather outside may be frigid, the produce shelves at the supermarket are overflowing with winter fruits from warm climates. These SmartCarbs are sweet and juicy, and they are ideal for snacks or as flavorful ingredients in your flex meals. Even better, they’re packed with nutrients and fiber that protect your health and may even help speed up your weight loss results. Be sure to load your cart with these tasty winter fruits while they’re in season. Here are six winter fruits you need to stock […]

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10 Plant-Based Options for Meatless Meals Monday

Chili without beef? Absolutely! Tofu Tacos? Give it a shot. These meatless meals, inspired by some of your favorite dishes, are loaded with lean and hearty ingredients to keep your belly full and body energized. They are the perfect meals for Meatless Mondays, and they taste so good you may want them on Tuesday, too. 10 Cauliflower Recipes So Good You’ll Forget You’re Eating Veggies Read More Here are 10 mouthwatering meatless meals perfect for Monday (or every!) night: 1. Chunky Vegetarian Chili > Quite possibly the […]

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5 Nutrients Your Body Needs More of This Winter

To stay warm during the freezing season, you’ll need a coat, boots, hat, scarf and maybe even long underwear. To stay healthy, you’ll need a nutritional game plan. The right vitamins and nutrients not only help you resist the bacteria and viruses that cause colds and flu, but they also help ease symptoms of—or shorten the duration of—your winter illnesses. These are the five nutrients your body needs more of in winter: 1. Vitamin D Nonfat, fortified milk is a protein-packed way to get vitamin D, so […]

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Nutrition Listen: Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the most underrated dark leafy vegetables around. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I love this member of the cruciferous vegetable family — here’s why. Broccoli health benefits are plenty. This powerful veggie delivers a host of health benefits thanks to its antioxidants, sulforaphane, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Its fiber compounds bind really well to bile acids in our digestive systems, ultimately lowering cholesterol. Did you also know… Broccoli offers anti-inflammatory benefits and protection against oxidative stress. Click on the link below to listen […]

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Lower Carb Versions of 10 Popular Meals

Some carbs are good for you: They provide fuel for your body, nutrients to keep you healthy and fiber to help you lose weight. (Think: whole grains, beans and starchy veggies.) Other carbs, however, are not so good for you—like the kind found in white bread, pasta and rice. These refined versions can mess with your blood sugar, energy levels and appetite. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop eating spaghetti or give up your favorite rice dish. Instead, you can swap some lower carb, healthier […]

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Calcium Rich Food Sources of Your Raw Food Diet

  Contrary to mainstream Western belief, dairy products are far from the only source of calcium. The age old notion that a glass of milk with dinner each day will promote strong bones and help to prevent osteoporosis is certainly not the best practice: The best sources of calcium come directly from the earth. Thus, the biblical, plant-based and primarily raw diet found in Genesis 1:29 is an excellent way to increase your consumption of calcium. Vegetables As the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine explained, there are […]

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18 Heavenly Shallot Recipes Everyone Will Love

Paleo GrubsPaleo Grubs – Shallots, also used interchangeably with green onions and spring onions, are a great way to add a big flavor to your cooking with a small ingredient. Explore these recipes with crispy shallots, caramelized shallots, and other great ideas. 1. Green Bean Cauliflower Cream Casserole Made with creamed cauliflower, baby bella mushrooms, garlic, green beans, and deliciously crispy shallots, this flavorful green bean casserole is vegan, and will be the favorite side dish of veggies and paleos alike. The secret is the crispy shallots […]

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23 Tigernut Recipes for Healthy Paleo Substitutes

Paleo GrubsPaleo Grubs – You may have heard of the hottest new paleo superfood: tigernuts. But have you tried cooking or baking with them? While they have nuts in the name, tigernuts are really more of a tuber, so they’re suitable for AIP and other nut-free diets, and they have a lovely sweetness to them that’s excellent in baked goods. These tigernut recipes take full advantage of the flavors and textures these little buddies have to offer, so give some of them a try! 1. AIP Crusty […]

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Orange Granita (All-Natural Frozen Italian Dessert from Scratch)

Paleo GrubsPaleo Grubs – Every now and then I just love to have a delicious frozen dessert. Paleo-friendly ice creams are a personal favorite of mine for sure, but just recently I had the chance to try out some orange granita made with real freshly squeezed orange juice, mint, and honey. Needless to say, I think I just might have found my new favorite frozen dessert option. Granita is a dessert that originated in Italy and is typically made with sugar, water, and various flavorings. In place […]

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