Tag: plant-strong

How to make quick and easy smoothies

How to make quick and easy smoothies

My last post about the best greens for smoothies brought up a lot of questions from readers about how to make quick and easy smoothies! Which parts of the kale are used? What about the strawberry stems? Should the spinach be organic? It’s hard to […]

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 […]

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 stock your plant-based pantry

How to stock your plant-based pantry

Now that you’ve made the plant-strong commitment, I’m sure you’re wondering how to stock your plant-based pantry, and what, exactly, goes in there, to keep you focused and plant-fueled!  My goal is to keep things simple — easy food prep, time-saving ways to plan, and […]

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. […]

A Brief Thanksgiving History

A Brief Thanksgiving History

In 1620, a group of people sailed to the new world, what is now America. Their ship was called the Mayflower and they were known as Saints and Strangers. A large number of them were fleeing religious persecution, the Saints, and the rest were just […]


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