Massive Meal Plan Upgrade

How sick of the excuses are you? Really, I’m just OVER IT!!!!!! We could use a meal plan upgrade, change comes from change, it’s time to make one and that time is NOW!!!! Seriously, how many times do you keep telling yourself………tomorrow or next week or after my birthday or or or……honestly are you going…

The Swamp Monster Breakfast Smoothie (Great Post-Workout Recovery!)

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 3 minutes Yield: 1-2 servings (depending on how much liquid you added) The Swamp Monster Smoothie is a great way to start your day after a hard workout! This recipe is just a template – feel free to add/subtract ingredients to make it even more awesome! Base ingredients: 1 big leaf kale,…

10 Fast and Simple Plant-Based Meal Ideas in under 20 minutes

Ask just about anyone what keeps them from switching to a plant-based/vegan/healthier diet, and one of the most common answers (besides ‘I love my cheese/bacon too much’) is likely going to be, ‘I just don’t have the time to make those elaborate meals’. Okay, I understand that making a fresh, wholesome plant-based dinner every night…

Pineapple Not-So-Fried Rice

Ingredients 14ounces non-gmo extra-firm tofu, drained 2tablespoons gluten free soy sauce, I use Tamari 1– pineapple, or 11⁄2 cups diced pineapple 1tablespoon coconut oil — onion, thinly sliced — Pink Himalayan Sea salt 3– cloves garlic, minced 2teaspoons curry powder 1teaspoon ground coriander 1teaspoon chili-garlic sauce 3/4cup cashews — carrot, peeled and shredded 1/2cup frozen…

8 HEALTH BENEFITS OF PLANT-BASED DIETS

The earth is covered in plants that provide living creatures with food to keep us healthy and medicine for when we are sick. It makes sense that plants are an essential part of any healthy way of eating. Even in the harshest conditions, plant life, in some form, has been a part of traditional diets….

Juggling or Balancing

Juggling is a balancing act or wait may be it’s the other way around. Balancing is a Juggling act? Hmmmm. let’s see if I can make this make sense, to me silly, I’m sure you have EVERYTHING TOGETHER PERFECTLY, MWHAHAHAHAHA. And…….we all woke up!! So, there you have it, we all think the other one…

Stress + Pressure = Stressure

There are two types of stress: positive and negative. Stress is a normal reaction to exciting events like falling in love, getting a new job, or buying a home. Stress is also a hardwired survival technique built into your body as a means of protection. When triggers arise, the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) signals the…

Happy National Cherry Month!

Cherries are one of my very favorite fruits. In fact, I anxiously await the harvest of the sweet fruits every May. Not only are cherries exceptionally delicious, but both sweet and sour cherries are good for you too. One cup of fresh, pitted sour cherries provides: 40% of the daily value (DV) for vitamin A…

Figgin’ Awesome

Eat it NOW!!! Figs, the dried ones are great in winter, by supple fresh fruit’s a luxury from summer to early fall. Just sink your teeth into their velvety skin for the delicate crunch of tiny seeds in sweet, tender flesh. Sure, you can cook figs – but they’re best simply adorned. To celebrate their…

Food Labels Claims

Words like free-range, grass-fed, natural, and organic seem to be everywhere these days. You see them in bold font with exclamation points on egg cartons in a grocery store or listed on menus at a restaurant. Many food labels can be confusing, so knowing what a food claim truly means is a great way to…

Any Day Juice Love

To an avid juicer like myself the benefits of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables seem endless – it is convenient, nutritious, great for the immune system, helps to detox, and on it goes… All of the above are true. For me, however, first and foremost the intense smells, flavors, and colors of the vegetables and…

PLANTASTIC PLANT-BASED MEAL PLAN

There are no two ways about it — when you eat mostly whole foods, you spend more time preparing meals than you would spend reheating frozen dinners. The good news is that the extra time in the kitchen is a great investment in your health, and you can save time by prepping and cooking ahead….