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: 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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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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Lunch Today: Avocado Pasta Salad

avocadoI am on an avocado kick right now. One of my favorite snacks is half an avocado sprinkled with sea salt, and just eating it with a spoon. I also am trying to find creative ways to use up all the avocados, since I buy so (too?) many at a time and they all get ripe at once! Avocado pasta salad is a great choice.

Avocados are loaded with phytosterols and polyhydroxylated fatty alcohol (PFA), which contain an arsenal of anti-inflammatory benefits to help prevent and relieve osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Avocado Pasta Salad”

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10 Reasons to Opt for Veggie Burgers Instead of Meat Burgers

veggie burgersLast Friday week was National Burger Day and we celebrated cooking up healthy and delicious plant-based veggie burgers. And recent data shows that we’re not alone: Over the past few months, veggie burgers and other plant-based meat substitutes have skyrocketed in popularity by 35%, outpacing the growth rate of meat products!

Keep reading to hear 10 reasons why the rising popularity of veggie burgers is great news. Continue reading “10 Reasons to Opt for Veggie Burgers Instead of Meat Burgers”

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