Breakfast Today: Delicious Rustic Muffins

rustic muffinsThese rustic muffins are the perfect food to bring on a long hike or even a camping trip. Throw them in a container and you have a quick breakfast or a pre-hiking snack that will help keep you full for hours.

High in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, not only are these delicious, they are also super healthy. Beans provide both heart healthy fiber and muscle-building protein, plus iron and zinc. Beans are an important source of nutrients in vegetarian or vegan diets. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Delicious Rustic Muffins”

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Father’s Day Dinner: Beer Bean Chili

black bean chili aSteaks, sausages and hamburgers on the grill are almost synonymous with Father’s Day when the perfect meal comes to mind. But many men are jumping on the meatless bandwagon for various reasons, including a healthier lifestyle. Even going meatless one day per week can have benefits for your dad and everyone around him.

By eating less meat and more veggies you…

1. Cut down or even cut out potentially dangerous processed meats.
2. Decrease heart disease risk. Continue reading “Father’s Day Dinner: Beer Bean Chili”

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Dinner Tonight: Hearty Vegan Minestrone

minestrone soup aAs parts of the United States still continue with low temperatures, you may be looking for recipes that will help you stay warm on a cold winter day! We’ve got you covered with of one of our favorite soup recipes… vegan minestrone.

Minestrone is a hearty Italian vegetable soup made with vegetables and pasta or rice. The remaining ingredients are basic pantry items, including canned tomatoes, beans, spices and any vegetables you may have on hand. Not only will this budget friendly soup keep you warm on a cold day, but it is also packed with fiber, plant-based protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will help give your immune system a boost this winter, as we anxiously await the warmer temperatures. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Hearty Vegan Minestrone”

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Valentine’s Day Dessert: Strawberry Chia Pudding

strawberry valentineThis yummy Strawberry Chia Pudding is the perfect treat to show someone how much you love them. The recipe is vegan and is made with strawberries, chia seeds and nondairy milk. This is from Dr. Neal Barnard’s Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes.

Chia seeds contain high concentrations of fiber, protein and healthy omegas, as well as the minerals calcium, phosphorus and manganese. Studies have shown chia seeds as an effective means to boost plasma ALA and EPA omega-3 levels. Omega-3s have been shown to reduce inflammation and lower the risk of certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis. Further, omega-3s are excellent for brain and skin health, Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Dessert: Strawberry Chia Pudding”

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Dinner Tonight: Maple Tofu Steaks and Spinach

maple-tofuFor many, tofu may seem daunting to prepare. It looks a little weird when it’s fresh from the package, and the flavor is very mild or bland. But when prepared correctly, it’s so much more than a boring block of tofu! Tofu is a complete vegetarian protein with only about 100 calories per 1/2 cup serving. Depending on the brand and firming agent used, it can also be an excellent source of calcium. Organic tofu is best.

Tofu is a versatile ingredient that can replace meat in almost any type of dish. This is a great recipe for Meatless Monday and although tofu isn’t a favorite in our house, this recipe went over well. It may have been the fact that the tofu was flavored with maple syrup! Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Maple Tofu Steaks and Spinach”

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