Snack Today: Fuel-to-Go Mini Muffins

mini muffinsIf you need fuel before a workout, training session or a game, these mini muffins are perfect to give you usable energy when you want it. These muffins are tasty and can be thrown into a container for a quick, healthy alternative to a protein bar. They deliver high energy, pack nutrient-dense calories, and are low in sugar. Made with a combination of turmeric, oats, bananas, dates and chia seeds, this energizing snack is easy to make and gives your muscles the fuel they need to work hard. Continue reading “Snack Today: Fuel-to-Go Mini Muffins”

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Vegan Super Bowl Recipes

spinach dipPower up for the big game with delicious plant-based recipes! Looking for healthy game-day recipes? Check out this plant-based Super Bowl Menu! All season long, plant-powered NFL players have proven the performance-boosting power of a plant-based diet on the field. Now, football fans can reap these same benefits with these plant-powered Super Bowl recipes! Choose from our favorite crowd-pleasing dips, wraps and chili.

Spinach Dip
This dip is as tasty as it is healthful! Continue reading “Vegan Super Bowl Recipes”

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Vegan Power Crushes the British Grand Prix AND Wimbledon

WimbledonLast week, the power of plant-based nutrition was clear at two major sporting events. At the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton took the checkered flag, expanding his lead in the Formula One championship. Five-time world champion, Hamilton has been an outspoken advocate of vegan diets, not only for their performance advantages, but also for compassionate and environmental reasons.

“People say ‘Oh, I need my protein and that’s why I could never go vegan,'” Hamilton said in May. Continue reading “Vegan Power Crushes the British Grand Prix AND Wimbledon”

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Optimize Your Athletic Performance

athletic-performanceThe benefits of an active lifestyle are numerous. From weight loss to increased energy, better sleep, disease risk reduction, enhancing mood, strengthening bones and muscles, and improved memory, exercise is key to living a healthy life. Eating a balanced diet and maintaining optimal nutrient levels are also important for top athletic performance.

Did you know that deficiencies in B vitamins, vitamin D, magnesium, iron, or low testosterone levels can negatively impact training and recovery? To gain greater insights into your unique nutrient needs, I highly recommend Village Green’s Athletic Performance Panel. Continue reading “Optimize Your Athletic Performance”

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  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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    Margo Gladding
    Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
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    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
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  • Debi Silber
    Debi Silber
    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
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  • Teri Cochrane
    Teri Cochrane
    Teri is a is a Certified Coach Practitioner with extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices.
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    Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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  • Susan Levin
    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
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    Dr. Brown's blended perspective of healthcare includes a deeply rooted passion for wellness and spiritual exploration.
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December 2022