Tag: nutrition

Top 5 benefits of spirulina

Top 5 benefits of spirulina

A circular network of blues and greens,  Spirulina is a microscopic algae that was originally used by NASA astronauts as a dietary supplement. It’s name comes from the spiral shape, and is a photosynthetic bacterium found in marine and fresh waters. Spirulina exhibits amazing anti-inflammatory […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

The skinny on smoothie shortcuts

The skinny on smoothie shortcuts

Now that you know how to make a smoothie, and which greens to use for smoothies, it’s time to face the reality that sometimes it’s just not convenient or easy to plan it out or find the time.  Blending smoothies is not an exact science […]

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! […]

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 […]

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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