My family's health is one of my most important priorities. And if I’m being honest, the most direct way to positively impact my family’s health is through food.
If I continually allow my children to eat processed foods with harmful ingredients such as artificial flavorings, food dyes, and high fructose corn syrup, they will experience trouble with their health. On the other hand, if I intentionally provide my family with real food, that’s going to make their bodies happy, and I’ll know that I’ve done my best to take care of them.
This oat free granola is sweet, crunchy, and oh so nourishing, even more so when doused in homemade tiger nut milk.
My favorite drink at the local juice bar is called Roots Remedy. It’s a lovely juice made of beets, apple, lemon, and ginger. I enjoy the way that it’s both refreshing and warming at the same time. The bright pink color the juice takes on from the beets is sensationally satisfying. If I close my eyes now, I can just see myself: the sun shining, a nice walk along the river, with a beet juice in hand.
Plan to beat the heat this summer with chocolate banana nice cream. (It's “nice” because it's free from animal products.) This creamy vegan ice cream will keep you cool and satisfied. It's free from added and refined sugars, dairy, eggs, and preservatives. With three basic ingredients this chocolate banana delight is pure and simple.
Time after time, I find that diet plays a much bigger role in body physique than exercise does. Sure, both are vital when it comes to living healthfully. But if you're wanting to look leaner without spending hours in the gym lifting weights or doing cardio, start paying attention to what type of food you are putting into your mouth.
Do you struggle to find a treat you can indulge in without worrying about the consequences? Are you on a healing protocol such as AIP? Treats in moderation, when made from real food and careful ingredients, can help you enjoy the small things in life. This sweet potato fudge recipe is paleo and autoimmune protocol friendly.
It’s easy think about your diet and wonder if you’re doing it “right.” In this article, you'll find how how to know.
When you're on the go, it makes a huge difference to have healthy snacks with you. Keeping fresh fruits, veggies, and homemade snacks will keep you from diving into the snack machine or greasy fast food. Making your own real food snacks can help you stay away from hidden preservatives and chemicals and lots of times it will save you money too!
Vegan pancakes are the perfect weekend brunch or breakfast! Nothing like waking up to a kitchen filled with the smell of fresh pancakes and sharing them with your family.
During the winter, citrus becomes widely available, which coincides with cold and flu season. Eating citrus in the peak of its season is a perfect way to boost your immune system with Vitamin C.
Think of this as the vegan answer to chicken noodle soup. For anyone looking to add more vegetables to their diet, this soup is terrific to have in your arsenal. This recipe would make a delicious starter to your Thanksgiving dinner or a great meatless Monday option.
I am a snacker. I LOVE to snack, and chips used to be a go-to for me when I was in the snacking mood. Now that I have transitioned to a lifestyle involving more whole, nourishing foods and less processed and prepackaged foods, I find that having easy ways to make a whole foods a little more fun and snack-worthy is very helpful!
Here in the Pacific Northwest, summer has officially ended and it's full on fall weather. This cheesecake is the last glimpse of sun before everything turns to pumpkin.
Align your senses with the fresh ingredients in this delicious Zen Salad from Alyse Brautigam. Her quick and easy Zen Salad includes fresh kale, avocado, mango, zucchini, mushrooms, and more—all in their natural state. This is a great lunch recipe to try when you're looking to boost your focus and give your body the vital nutrients it needs to finish out the day.
If anyone had ever told me that a carrot could taste like a hot dog before I tried these, I would have told them they were crazy! Throw one of these in a bun, add ketchup and mustard, and you have yourself a seriously delicious vegan hot dog.