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Tips for Transitioning to a Vegan Diet

We now know that  plant-based eating can vary a lot, and can be strict or lax. We also know that if you have a meat-heavy diet, there are reasons to…

Counting macros for beginners

Have you heard of macro counting? I have been seeing this pop up a lot on social media these days, as well as lots of conversation about how much carbohydrate,…

Lazy vegan recipes

If you’re on the vegan diet path already, or are looking to make a dietary change to benefit personal health and the health of the planet, you’ll find the recipes…

Vegetarian Alternatives To Meat

Whether you’re turning vegetarian/vegan or simply trying to cut down on meat, it can be worth exploring a few plant-based alternatives. These alternatives can help to capture the texture or…

Four Tips for Healthy Eaters

If you have trouble keeping with the diet you are shooting for, these tips will help you stick with it. They will also help you get started if you’re wondering…

4 Nutrients You Should Ingest Every Day

In my most recent post, I mention 4 nutrients that are important to consume daily. All of these play important roles in maintaining health.

An In-Depth Look at Intuitive Eating

Diet culture instills false hope that we will lose weight quickly, easily, and permanently. But there is no perfect diet, and most diets go against what is best for your…

How Cooking Can Ease Stress

After a difficult day at work, it’s common to feel more like just ordering a takeaway or throwing a ready meal into the microwave. However, if you do cook for…

What are the vegan options at McDonald’s?

McDonalds is a popular fast-food restaurant that may seem like an unlikely place for vegan food, but it surprisingly offers some options for people who have decided to cut meat…

Are bagels vegan?

Are bagels vegan? The short answer is no, they aren't always vegan. However, there's a way around it, so keep reading! One great thing about being able to make your…

Healthy And Delicious Plant-Based Picnic Ideas

Plant-based diets have some special characteristics. Plant-based diets have received a lot of attention recently, and this is for good reason! For ethical reasons or because they want to improve…

High-calorie vegan foods

The vegan diet is touted for being healthy for the body and the planet, and some of those who have gone vegan report weight loss, glowing skin, and lots of…

Breakfast ideas without eggs

Protein is an important component of breakfast. While eggs are an “egg-cellent” choice for breakfast, you might be looking for alternatives as well. Did you know that you can consume…

High Fiber Smoothie Recipe

A great way to ensure you are meeting your fiber needs is to start your day off with fiber-rich plant foods. Smoothies are a great way to add in a…

Salad Meal Prep

Meal prepping refers to preparing your meals in advance to help save yourself time during the busy week. This can include preparing the individual components of the meal or putting…

Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie

With the summer quickly approaching, smoothies are a popular drink on a hot sunny day. It also means that a lot of fruits will come into season, blueberries being one…

Healthy Banana Coconut Bread

I love desserts with little to no added sugar, so I decided to experiment with some ingredients I had on hand to create this delicious banana bread! You can enjoy…

Low FODMAP Breakfast Ideas

In a low-FODMAP rut? I’ve got your next 9 days covered. Check out the newest blog post about different breakfast ideas that are low-FODMAP acceptable!

How to Choose a Salad Dressing

Salads can be transformed from drab to flavorful with just a simple splash of dressing. Not only do dressings have an endless array of flavor and spice possibilities so you…

Is Rye Bread Healthy?

Whole-grain rye bread has an impressive amount of dietary fiber, as well as the minerals selenium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, zinc and iron. Rye bread is also rich in B vitamins,…

Watermelon Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are great ways to incorporate healthy ingredients into your diet, while being the perfect drink for a hot summer day. This banana and watermelon smoothie is a refreshing and…

Oat milk smoothie

This pineapple oat milk smoothie is the perfect way to start your day! It’s sweet, healthy and simply delicious!