If you are thinking of becoming vegan, or starting to incorporate a more plant-based lifestyle into your daily routine, it's common to worry about getting enough protein in your diet. Or perhaps you are concerned about staying satisfied, especially if you have a very active lifestyle.
First off, just because you want to incorporate plants, it doesn't mean you have to be vegan. If that seems daunting, starting by basing your diet on plants. Ease off of eggs, meats and dairy. I won't tell you to go from a hamburger loving to "full vegan" in one day; for most, that'd be a recipe for disaster.
This lovely and unique appetizer is somewhat like a traditional galette, but plant-based, gluten-free and full of wonderfully contrasting flavors like butternut squash and pomegranate. I created this recipe for the www.usapears.org's pear contest and to be the perfect side dish for when the weather gets cooler.
These 10 recipes are so good, so easy and SO perfect for fall. I'm including the link to 5 with Buzzfeed's article The 5 Best Healthy Autumn Dessertssince Plant-Based Maiah has two (yes two!) recipes featured.
The next 5 are other bloggers' best healthy autumn treats. You can't go wrong with any of course, but if I had to pick only a couple to make, it'd be my Pumpkin Protein Pancakes and Choc-Covered Katie's Pumpkin Bars. Trust.
I'm starting with number 6 since numbers 1-5 are already covered right HERE!
Let me start off by saying if you're reading this, you are loved by someone. You're unique, you matter and you are cared for. Mental Health is something we all have, and something that is essential to take care of. Don't spread yourself too thin, don't spend time with mean judgy people, and don't be hard on yourself. We all need someone to lean on whether it be a friend, partner, parent or medical professional.
I've had period of my life where I felt like I was barely surviving, and especially in the first (very hormonal) 6 months of life as a preemie twin mom. I felt like taking medication was weak and I resi...
These delicate and sweetly floral cookies are based off my vegan, gluten-free, paleo and auto-immune safe recipe, Paleo Sugar Cookies.
The use of white-fleshed sweet potatoes yields a slightly crumby, vanilla-y sweet cookie, and the added blooms yields the perfect spring cookie: think Easter, birthdays, Baby Showers and engagement parties. Perfection!
It's suitable for almost any diet. Omit the organic sugar to be completely paleo (I don't think paleo allows for even unrefined sugar). The optional "glaze" of almond milk and agave helps the edible flower blossoms stick to the cookie, and a sprinkling of optional...
This cake melts in your mouth. It's fluffy and spongy, light and EASY to make. From birthdays, to guests coming over, to a regular old Thursday night, this is an easy treat to make without feeling like you're throwing in the towel on a healthy diet.
I've linked to the products I use because of their great price, I get a few cents, and because it will turn out exactly like my recipe if you use this gluten-free flour, etc. Use other substitutions at your own risk! ;)
Also, it's called naked cake because (quite obviously probably) it is not frosted all the way. Naked Cake is basically a way of a saying fast and e...
Heading to the barre is super healthy, especially if it's not the bar but the barre. Surely you've heard of these workouts by now--they have a cult following, with studios popping up seemingly everywhere in the last couple of years.
And no, you don't have to be a dancer to do the classes. At all. In fact, it's pretty far from actual ballet. Check out my article about the difference between Barre and Ballet here for clarification, but really, you just need to know a few things about what you need for barre class and why you want to go. Studio Barre is the best if you have one of those studios near you (shoutout...
The zucchini bread from my childhood was bursting with fresh zucchini from the garden and it tasted like the yummiest cake-bread ever. It also had plenty of sugar, oil and gluten so I've been on a constant quest to recreate it, but in a healthier and less inflammatory way.
This may be the best version yet, so I just had to share. It's made with the zucchini from a friend's garden, so maybe garden-fresh zucchini is the real secret ingredient. Grab a zucchini and give this recipe a go: it's the perfect breakfast bread, snack or treat to bring to a friend's house.
If you love zucchini as much as I do, check out th...
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I only ever heard of blondies a few years ago and since then I'm made versions somewhat regularly. (Mostly though, just because I've run out of cacao powder and can't make brownies).
These though, are a new favorite. You guys, the texture. It melts in your mouth, and contains plant-based protein and is sweetened by banana. Best of all, it's fast and easy and ready from start to finish in about 20 minutes or so. Stock up on these ingredients stat, because it's Prime Day and they are on sale!
To tell the truth, my salads are delicious but not usually works of art. These 'grammers take the salad game to a whole new level. Jury is still out on the taste, but I'm guessing these nutritious plant-based meals are pretty delicious.
Are you looking to take your salad from blah to show-stopping? Try these vibrant and nutritious add-ins. You're much more likely to eat your greens if they are tossed with a flavorful rainbow of foods and garnished beautifully.
* kumquats: they are such a vibrant hue and add an excellent tartness
* beets: raw, steamed, "noodles": any way you serve them it adds sweetness and a pop...
I originally created this recipe almost two years ago now and recently remade it; and forgot how delicious it is! Sometimes I get carried away with new recipe development and forget to recreate my old favorites. This recipe is extra special to me because I invented it when the twins were 6 weeks old and I had my mom visiting and helping out, so it was one of the first "me" moments.
Use these mini bundt pans for easy removal and clean up. (And never worry about scratching and sticking pans again!)
Honestly though, recipe creation helped my constant disorientation and sleepless state in those early days o...
Guys, these MELT IN YOUR MOUTH. They are also super-full of plant-based protein. I was going to add in the exact amount per muffin here, but my scale is out of batteries, so I'll up date the nutrition breakdown later...but just trust me on this. Tons. of. protein.
The ingredients are equal amounts of pumpkin and protein, so grab some plant-based protein that you like the taste of (this one is my fave as it dissolves without any grittiness, and no weird aftertaste).
Hey ladies. (Let's be real, most of my readers are female). Let's talk sexual health: yet another topic that people tend to avoid discussing publicly. From feeling uncomfortable about down there, to not wanting to engage in sexual activities and personal stress about your sex health, women's sexual health is such an important part of every woman's life. It is easily undermined by stress, emotional issues, diet, and bad habits, but luckily it is possible to reverse or stop hindering your sexual health.
As you may expect, a positive sex health comes a more vibrant, overall healthy and full life. Check out t...