Hi everyone, I am always looking to get in as many veggies in as I can. Eating a primarily plant-based vegan diet (labels freak me out!) means you need to get most of your calories from plants, nuts and seeds. I personally find that too many nuts and seeds can weigh me down, so I am always trying to get in as many fruits and vegetables as I can. I like vegetables more then fruit (my goal is to increase my fruit intake), in the meantime I eat massive portions of vegetables. Because vegetables have a much lower calorie count … Continue reading Easy, vegan lunch. Brown rice stir fry.
Eating vegan does not equate to eating healthy. It actually can be even harder to eat healthy because there aren’t as many options readily available. Although meat and diary substitutes are out there, trust that a meat less hot dog or meat less burger can be just as chemical infested as a regular old meat hot dog. During my vegan challenge I am really trying to stay true to one of my core values – eat real food. Following a vegan lifestyle can make cooking from scratch difficult because so many recipes and sauces have animal products and you don’t … Continue reading Vegan Substitutes for Everyday Cooking
Hello health and wellness seekers! Happy New Year! The holiday season was super busy for Bekah and I. The kids had so much fun! We attended some pretty amazing dinners and gatherings with family and friends. We started off the holiday season really strong, indulging in plenty of vegan holiday options and substitutes; however we defiantly were not perfect. Slips up did occur. I want to resolve to better mix my social life and my personal life choices to prevent future slip ups. With the season coming to an end, Bekah and I are ready to recommit to our plant-based … Continue reading 30 day Plant-based Vegan Challenge! Lose 10 pounds and cleanse your mind and body!
Here is a little sample of the meals you will be chowing down in January! Eat Big! Continue reading What you will be eating on the Vegan Challenge!
1- Keep your kitchen stocked. You can’t eat fruits and veggies if you don’t have any. Seems so simple, but being unprepared is one of the number one reason why people fall off the health wagon. My veggie haul this week: Spinach, Romain, Kale, Cucumbers, Zuchinni, Sweet Peppers, Oranges, Bananas, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts. $70. I usually go back to the store at least twice to pick up for bananas. 2- Don’t waste a thing! It may feel like a financial burden to eat a plant based diet, but you can make your produce go a long way. For example I … Continue reading 3 easy tips: To stay on a plant based diet.
10 benefits I have experienced from a plant based diet: 1- More energy! Eating living plants energizer the body like no other. The digest quickly and are packed with nutrients, amino acids and vitamins and minerals. How can you not feel amazing?! 2- Weight loss! No portion control and no calorie counting! Plants are low calorie and satisfy your sweet and savoury tooth. 3- Hydration. Water packed foods such as fruit and vegetables are very hydrating. The body naturally detoxifies itself, keep this process going (aka flowing) by eating beautifully hydrating plant foods. 4- Better workouts. The carbohydrates in … Continue reading 10 benefits of a plant based diet.