5 Healthy and Delicious Smoothies

smoothiesWe’ve made it to 2021 – and hopefully this year brings more positive news than the one left behind. Many people start off a new year with a promise of eating better and moving more. Maintaining healthy eating habits and exercising consistently can be a challenge, but there are ways to help you achieve your goals. An easy way to eat healthy is to drink smoothies.

Smoothies can be chock full of fruits, vegetables, protein and healthy fats. Continue reading “5 Healthy and Delicious Smoothies”

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5 Good Reasons Not to Skip Breakfast

breakfast oatmealWe have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in many ways, it is. Whether you have breakfast as soon as you get up or after your morning workout, the first meal you eat sets you up for the rest of the day.  Unfortunately, only a third of Americans eat breakfast on a regular basis, many citing time as the biggest challenge.

Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated. Continue reading “5 Good Reasons Not to Skip Breakfast”

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Breakfast Today: Delicious Vegan Huevos Rancheros

vegan huevos rancherosHuevos rancheros or “rancher’s eggs” is a classic Mexican breakfast. Fried eggs are nested in a bed of refried beans, sour cream and salsa and served atop a warm tortilla. This recipe takes this classic brunch food and gives it a healthy and vegan twist!

Vegan huevos rancheros is a great recipe if you are venturing into a meatless diet. Veganism is technically considered a diet that contains no animal products and nothing processed with animal products. However, for many people, veganism is more about the endless possibilities than the few restrictions. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Delicious Vegan Huevos Rancheros”

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Breakfast Today: Cantaloupe Ginger Smoothie

Cantaloupe Ginger SmoothieThis fast and easy-to-make cantaloupe ginger smoothie is a perfect summer refresher. It’s good for breakfast, but also makes a wonderful snack. Cantaloupe is about 90% water, so it is a great hydrating treat for hot days – and it definitely has been hot. Cantaloupes get their color from carotenoids that convert in the body to vitamin A. Melons in general are also good sources of fiber, vitamins B and C, folate and potassium.

Ginger gives this drink a spicy zing. Ginger is also has anti-inflammatory properties! So the next time you need something refreshing, try this healthy and thirst-quenching drink. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Cantaloupe Ginger Smoothie”

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Plant-Based Pantry-Staple Meals: Berry Overnight Oats

berry overnight oatsOver the next number of weeks we will be posting a pantry-friendly meal, thanks to Dr. Neal Barnard. Today we’ll begin with Berry Overnight Oats!

Eating plant-based meals – rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes – is a powerful way to boost your immune system and overall health. If you’ve recently stocked up on plant-based pantry staples and freezer favorites and are looking for recipes that incorporate these foods, we have you covered!

Whole grains: Whole grains are packed with fiber, protein, B vitamins and zinc. Continue reading “Plant-Based Pantry-Staple Meals: Berry Overnight Oats”

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