Tag: whole foods

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 […]

Tips on staying healthy during summer pregnancy

Tips on staying healthy during summer pregnancy

I wanted to take a leap away from soy, organics, and smoothies to discuss the blazing hot, sweaty summer that is upon us here in the New York area.  With temps in the 90s almost every day, it has been real difficult for my niece […]

How to stop binge eating

How to stop binge eating

Well, it’s happened. I had an exhausting week, and came home from work tired, stressed and strung out. The last thing I wanted to do was cook. Didn’t even have the energy to boil water for tea. That’s pretty pathetic! So, I did what any […]

Your guide to pesticides in produce

Your guide to pesticides in produce

Did you know that pesticides remain inside fruits and veggies even after they have been washed?  That the pesticides can’t be washed or peeled off? Every day we are ingesting a cocktail of chemicals – about 230 different pesticides and pesticide by-products on peaches, apples, spinach, […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 Tips for Eating Out on a Plant-Based Diet

6 Tips for Eating Out on a Plant-Based Diet

So you’ve finally gotten the hang of eating plant-based, and all set with meal prep, batching your foods, and planning ahead. Your fridge is stocked with organic veggies, fruits and legumes. Except once in awhile, you’re exhausted, and can’t deal with any mess in the […]

Healthy meal prepping ideas

Healthy meal prepping ideas

What’s in your pantry? It’s important to take inventory of items you have in your kitchen as those items will be the foundation of your meal-planning. In order to plan your menu for the upcoming week, you’ll need to know what you are dealing with, […]

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 […]

How to eat a plant-based diet to stay healthy

How to eat a plant-based diet to stay healthy

Okay plant-based newbies! Let’s start with some definitions before we talk about how to eat a plant-based diet to stay healthy: Vegan: Veganism is a movement against animal cruelty. Vegans don’t eat food or buy anything, including clothes, bags, furniture, etc., that are made with animal derived ingredients. […]


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