Friday, September 30, 2016

Four Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Fluffy warm 4-ingredient plant-based pancakes are my favorite healthy comfort food. If you haven't checked out Lighter, this site is an incredible resource. They provide custom meal plans, recipes and you can follow your favorite authors, doctors and dietitians to see what they are eating. #lighterworld #veganrecipes #wfpb #oilfree #veganpancakes
This is the perfect recipe for Sunday morning brunch in a busy household. These pancakes have a great deal of protein and iron and are not overloaded with processed sugar like a regular pancake breakfast. Paired with fresh fruit, these pancakes are your favorite guilty pleasure breakfast turned into......

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Increased Lifespan From Beans |

Bean are nutritional powerhouses, rich in soluble and insoluble fiber which studies are showing is essential in keeping our gut bacteria happy. Consumption of beans in particular have been shown in large population studies to be protective against heart attacks. They are packed with slow burning complex carbohydrates, protein, iron, and other minerals. Beans are one of the most affordable superfoods! And they taste great too :D #staplefoods #beans #bluezones #nutritionfacts #gutbacteria #foodRx #forksoverknives
The intake of legumes—beans, chickpeas, split peas, and lentils—may be the single most important dietary predictor of a long lifespan, but what about concerns about intestinal gas?...

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Harvesting Your Nutrition | Huffington Post

"It seems like in today’s world we are constantly hearing about the latest diet or food trend that is all the craze...the actual best piece of advice is to do as our ancestors did. Count on the bounty of the seasons to feed and nurture our bodies. Eat foods that are harvested locally, when they are in season, and in their natural state. Because eating these seasonal foods in their natural state is one of the healthiest ways to eat this time of year." I've been going crazy over the fall/winter squash, sweeter cooler kale, broccoli, and arugula harvest that has begun here in NJ. Go with seasonal foods that are at their most delicious and nutritious this time of year! #fallfoods #autumnharvest #eatseasonally #foodphilosophy
THE BLOG Fall Harvesting Your Nutrition 09/19/2016 11:41 am ET Judi Sheppard Missett Founder and CEO of Jazzercise Leaves are beginning to turn, and temperatures are beginning to drop. It's time to bring out those cute boots and our favorite cardigans again. But also, it's a good time to think about......

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Delicious quick lunch took 5-min to prep using a mix of fresh local organic vegetables and some frozen prepared foods. @engine2diet poblano bean burger on sprouted E2 bun with creamed turmeric spinach and kimchi. Served with raw sweet peppers, sugar snaps, and cherry tomatoes. #eatarainbow #veganburgers #wfpb #foodRX #quickandhealthy #pbyogi

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'70's Food Movement Promoted Benefits Of Plant-Based Diet

On NPR this morning. Frances Moore Lappe started advocating plant based diets in the 70s, back when we didn't have a lot of the published science and supported evidence we have today. She's still making people more aware of the social and environmental consequences of our food choices and her book, Diet for a Small Planet, is as relevant today as ever. “Hope is not what we find in evidence, it's what we become in action. ” -Frances Moore Lappe #realfoodheroes #dietforasmallplanet #npr
Frances Moore Lappe wrote the book, Diet for a Small Planet, which advocates a vegetarian diet. The book started a conversation about the political, economic and health implications of food choices....

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

International Day of Peace 21 September

Happy International Day of Peace! The UN is using this day to promote its 17 Sustainable Development Goals to Improve Life All Around The Globe. If there is 1-thing -- actually 3-things, for most of us -- we can do TODAY to make a positive difference in ALL 17 goals, that thing is leaving animals off our plates. Even if it's just for one meal, if all of us do it everyday, it makes a huge difference. Our food choices are inextricably connected to the health, well-being, and peace of ALL life, people, animals, and our planet. "Every single one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is a building block in the global architecture of peace. It is critical that we mobilise means of implementation, including financial resources, technology development and transfer, and capacity-building, as well as the role of partnerships. Everyone has a stake and everyone has a contribution to make." To read more about the UN's report on how going vegan can help save the world: #internationaldayofpeace #lessmeatlessheat #flexitarian #govegan #peaceonearth #ahimsa
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples....

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

NY-based Chief of Cardiology Goes Vegan

There is a sea change coming. More and more doctors are learning that patients look to them for advice on health and nutrition, so they need to be examples themselves. #foodRX #vegandoctors #forksoverknives
John C. Teeters, MD is the latest prominent doctor to adopt a plant-based diet, and now advocates for his patients to do the same....

6 Awesome Vegan Restaurants in Miami

Miami looks like it is becoming a mecca of vegan cuisine! #veganfoodscene #veganmiami #seedfoodandwine
Eating vegan in Miami in 2016 isn’t what it used to be - it's much better....

Monday, September 19, 2016

Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Health |

"Most deaths in the United States are preventable, and related to nutrition. According to the most rigorous analysis of risk factors ever published—the Global Burden of Disease Study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—the number one cause of death in the United States, and the number one cause of disability, is our diet, which has bumped tobacco smoking to number two. Smoking now only kills a half million Americans every year, whereas our diet kills hundreds of thousands more." I try not to bombard friends on Facebook with my opinions or beliefs about making personal choices. But when it comes to nutrition, I am passionate about sharing what I've learned because we're talking about information that can make or break the health and well-being of our families, our loved ones. When it comes to life and death decisions about what we consume on a daily basis, why are we so interested in peoples' opinions (of this fad diet or the next) -- or cling to our own? Shouldn't we demand the best available evidence? if anyone is seeking a reliable source for the facts on food, separates itself from most other sites because they don't accept any money from groups and they give you the source, the data, the graphs and let you make up your own mind. They don't tell you what to eat. But I can tell you that after reviewing the facts, I could not continue eating the way I believed was healthy 6-years ago. #showmethescience #nutritionfacts #lifestyleintervention
If that’s all a healthy plant-based diet could do—reverse the #1 killer of men and women—shouldn’t that be the default diet, until proven otherwise?...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce - My Whole Food Life

Is the end of summer harvest making you tired of tomato sauce? Here's a creamy comforting sauce alternative! I will typically use a lot less cashews (somewhere around 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup I find is plenty) and I'll add 1/4 to 1/2 cup nutritional yeast. If I'm making my vegan smokey mac and chease, I'll also add smoked paprika and a few drops of liquid smoke. This sauce works with almost any kind of winter squash including pumpkin! #vegancomfortfoods #wintersquash #veganmacandcheese #wfpb
Make this Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce with a few simple steps. Only 5 ingredients. Vegan, gluten free and paleo....

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Another expose of how food industry funding influences study results. The parallels between tabacco companies and smoking research are staggering. Hopefully it won't take another 11,000 studies, like it did with smoking, to get the truth out. #satya #nutritionstudies #followthemoney #industryskewsscience
#BreakingMedicalNews September 13, 2016 Authors uncovered correspondence and other documentation that exposed the sugar industry’s influence on scientific results, according to an investigation published in JAMA Internal Medicine....

Monday, September 12, 2016

High animal protein intake associated with higher, plant protein with lower mortality rate: Increased death risk primarily associated with red meats, eggs and dairy -- not found among those with healthy lifestyle

The findings in this study are significant because they explain the gap between the mortality rates of ovo-lacto vegetarians and vegans. For cancer specifically, it turns out that consumption of eggs increases the risk factor for cancer MORE than processed meats. Moving away from a meat centered diet towards a vegetarian diet can be a positive step, but it's important that everyone receives this information so that we can make conscious choices based on the best available evidence, for our health, the health of the planet, and the animals. #nutritionfacts #nutritionstudies #Satya
The largest study to examine the effects of different sources of dietary protein found that a high intake of proteins from animal sources -- particularly processed and unprocessed red meats -- was associated with a higher mortality rate, while a high intake of protein from plant sources was associat......

Matthew Kenney: Why I’m Vegan

Chef Matthew Kenney's personal evolution: "Eventually, my passion for health overtook my passion for business as usual. It evolved through my yoga practice and becoming more connected to the planet. One night, a friend invited me to a random raw food restaurant in the East Village.. We dined...surrounded by one of the most unusual groups of people I’d ever seen in a restaurant. They glowed, with skin like nectar and eyes as bright as stars. It sounds bit alien, but the imagery in those early days of raw food was powerful and I saw beneath the surface. Food could change lives." #thefutureoffood #whygovegan #matthewkenney #yogafood
Nobody needs a 46-oz. steak to get through a day trading stocks....

Friday, September 9, 2016

New Study Reveals More Americans Embracing Plant-Based, Organic and Non-GMO Foods

Consumer trends increasingly show a shift toward dairy-free alternatives and continued interest in eating plant-based. #consumertrends #plantbased #dairyfree
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- More grocery shoppers are seeking out and trying "better-for-you"......

Thursday, September 8, 2016

15 Recipes That Prove That a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet is Anything But Boring

These look absolutely incredible! 15-Whole food meals prepared so beautifully #wfpb #wholefoods #foodRx #onegreenplanet
If you’re looking to start eating more whole foods-based meals, we’ve got your back — and we’ve got the recipes to help you get. there....

If You Still Eat Meat, a Kale Smoothie Might Not Make You ‘Healthier’ – Find Out Why

There's an old saying that you "can't out exercise a bad diet." According to a recent study, it appears that eating a lot of fruits and vegetables may not outdo the detrimental effects of consuming a lot of animal products either. I don't believe the message here is that we need to be perfect, but it is a reality check about the idea of moderation and balance as it relates to healthy or yogic lifestyles. It's easy to rationalize the idea of clinging to bad habits because "everything is ok in moderation." Yet this modern mantra is not found anywhere among the yamas and niyamas. Is it ok, for example, if I engage in a little bit of violence, if I express loving kindness most of the time? Perhaps moderation should be something we practice only for "good" things. We don't have to drink pure raw kale and wheat grass juice every morning. We don't need to exercise with high intensity continuously every single day. We would burn out. This is where moderation helps us find balance. As our awareness grows about the effects of our actions on others and the world, we learn that "bad" habits might be the things we're able to simply let go. Being healthy or a yogi is not about being perfect, it's conscious aspiration to live in accordance with our values. The yogic path toward enlightenment is the remembrance of one’s true nature as Bliss. If we have habits that we know ultimately will steer us away from bliss and happiness, we certainly don't need them to be "balanced." #nutritionstudies #yogaphilosophy #yogafood #yamas #niyamas
According to new research, a meat eater’s cancer, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality risk remains high even if they also eat plenty of fruits and vegetables....

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

3 Mindful Things to Do When You Eat - Mindful

As we transition to fall, it's so easy for us to go into "autopilot mode." We have a chance, often three times a day, to form new habits of mindfulness, and bring more consciousness, joy and nourishment to our lives. #mindfulness #yogafood #meditation #fall #transitions #yogaphilosophy #mindfuleating
Expand your relationship with food, while learning to appreciate, savor and bring a whole lot of enjoyment to your meals....

Monday, September 5, 2016

Experimenting with stone baked brown rice and buckwheat gluten-free pizzas and slow-cooked heirloom tomatoes with basil, broccoli, and sweet peppers. #veganpizza #wfpb #wholegrains #pbyogi

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Plant Based Yogi

"As many of us eating a plant-based diet know, cheese is most often the “final frontier” for people making the transition to plant foods. Other dairy products can be difficult to eliminate, but cheese is especially difficult for people. In The Cheese Trap, Dr. Barnard explains why, and offers a comprehensive program to help us break free from cheese addiction to gain energy, lose weight, and improve our health." Dreena Burton contributes all the recipes! "Recipes cover all meals, with a focus on cheese replacements to satisfy cravings such as pizza, lasagna, ice cream and cheesecake." #cheesetrap #pcrm #plantpoweredkitchen #ditchthedairy

Sunday, September 4, 2016

If you are attending any omnivorous Labor Day bbq's, you might not want to inhale too deeply near the grill. #secondhandsmoke #friendsnotfood #foodscience #nutritionfacts
Exposure to barbecue fumes may be a significant but largely neglected source of health hazards to the general population ( This is because of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons:...

What The Health

Imagine the outrage if back in the 1990s, when we started seeing drastic decline in cigarette sales, the government decided to bail out big tobacco. The market trends clearly show that consumers are making healthier choices and consuming less dairy, so why is our government still interfering and footing all of us with the bill? #foodpolitics #whatthehealth #ditchthedairy
“And it doesn’t make sense to feed consumers food that makes them sick. . . . The fact is that people are consuming fewer dairy products, and dairy farmers should be supported in transitioning to different kinds of food production.” #WTHFILM #WhatTheHealth

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Gearing up for fall with this fajitas style smokey pumpkin Mac and cheese. #veganmacandcheese #wfpb #autumn #fall #pumpkin #recipes #pbyogi

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Garden Fresh Foodie

Check out the incredible recipes from Garden Fresh Foodie, perfect for a plant strong Labor Day weekend! #plantstrong #yogafood #recipes
Are you headed somewhere fun this #labordayweekend? Bring along a healthy dish to pass! Try some of these #healthysummerrecipes...

Friday, September 2, 2016

Netflix Picks Up Documentary on How Eating Vegan Benefits Animals, People, and the Planet

Netflix just picked up another great documentary! I really enjoyed watching Live And Let Live, it tells personal stories their reasons for going vegan, and features some prominent icons of the plant based movement . Check out the film trailer here: #foodforthought #netflix #liveandletlive
When it comes to our dietary choices and the way we perceive Earth and the animals that live on it, our ideology is heavily influenced by society. People grow up eating hamburgers and breaded chicken cutlets at the same exact time that they are learning “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” and yet the connec......