Tag: wellness

5 ways to stop getting sick

5 ways to stop getting sick

As I write this, I have a really bad sore throat, and last month it was a stomach virus. Maybe my body is trying to tell me something, but I’m not listening! I refuse to slow down, so my body is doing it for me. […]

Understanding food nutrition labels

Understanding food nutrition labels

Part of being plant-strong and eating whole foods is understanding food nutrition labels. Quite frankly, part of being healthy in any capacity is knowing how to read nutrition labels. More and more, we are demanding to know what’s on our plates and how what we […]

Easy smoothie recipes for kids

Easy smoothie recipes for kids

Let’s face it — getting kids to eat their vegetables is not for the faint of heart. As parents, most of us have battled it out with our little ones – begging, pleading, and trying to convince them that broccoli and kale are truly delicious! […]

What you need to know about ingredient substitutions for eggs

What you need to know about ingredient substitutions for eggs

I have a love-hate relationship with eggs. I grew up eating eggs several times a week — scrambled or over easy for breakfast, egg salad with mayo for lunch, or a dinner recipe my mom would prepare, ultimately calling for eggs at some point in […]

What you need to know about ingredient substitutions for cheese

What you need to know about ingredient substitutions for cheese

When I started eating plant-strong, one of my biggest hurdles was learning how to substitute one ingredient for the other, to transform my favorite recipes into plant-powered, nutritious meals. I already knew which foods were not on my shopping list, but had to figure out […]

Is raw cane sugar better than white sugar?

Is raw cane sugar better than white sugar?

My son, a newly minted college graduate, walked into our local Whole Foods, and walked out with a bottle of a well-known brand of iced tea/refreshing juice/flavored water/whatever it was — and proudly announced that it only had 24 grams of organic raw cane sugar! […]

The best greens for smoothies

The best greens for smoothies

When I’m short on time in the kitchen, and who isn’t, I rely on delicious, fiber-filled smoothies that are a satisfying meal, balancing my blood sugar and providing me with long-lasting energy.  These green smoothies save the day for me, and so easy to prepare […]

Benefits of warm lemon water

Benefits of warm lemon water

When life gives you lemons, drink warm lemon water! There’s nothing as refreshing or cleansing, and if you make it part of your morning ritual, it will set the tone for the rest of your day.  Some of us take a brisk walk, meditate, do […]

5 healing properties of lavender oil

5 healing properties of lavender oil

Close your eyes and picture yourself standing in a field bursting with purple blooms and the sweet aroma of lavender, the most used essential oil in the world. No wonder why — it has powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, calming and antidepressive properties. When you read about […]

Nutrition Facts About Oil

Nutrition Facts About Oil

Eating a Whole Food Plant Based diet (WFPB for short) is the magic elixir of life, like an old friend you can laugh with, like a snow-day, quitting your job, winning the lottery. There are lots of reasons why eating a Whole Food Plant Based […]


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