Tag: vitamins

Should I take vitamin B12

Should I take vitamin B12

If you are considering transitioning to a plant-based diet or have done so already, you have probably come across some conflicting information regarding vitamin B12. Some sources claim that a vegan diet is dangerous because of the risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. On the other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 reasons to be plant-strong

5 reasons to be plant-strong

Just like most things in life, dedicating ourselves to something – whether for spiritual, ethical or health reasons, takes discipline and motivation. It’s easy to fall off the wagon, and we all know it’s a slippery slope into couch-potato complacency. Here’s a quick 5 reasons […]

Help for Caffeine Withdrawal

Help for Caffeine Withdrawal

Getting off of caffeine means to eliminate your addiction. Yes, really. It doesn’t mean that you can never have caffeine again. It means that you are your own best advocate by seizing control of your health. After a period of time off caffeine, where you no longer crave […]


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