Veggies

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

What exactly is a plant-based diet?

Don't let the thought of a  plant based diet scare you. A plant-based diet is NOT a diet of vegetables alone. It is a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. You have the choice to  exclude or minimize meat, including chicken, dairy products and eggs. The diet will definitely exclude foods made from refined flour and sugar, and certain refined vegetable oils.

There are several food categories from which to choose. You can still make many of your favorite and familiar meals such as pizza, mashed potatoes, and burritos.

Here are some of the foods you can add to a plant-based diet.

Pasta With Asparagus, Red Pepper and Avocado

Pasta With Asparagus, Red Pepper and Avocado

Pasta With Asparagus, Red Pepper and Avocado Recipe

Interested in getting more veggies into your diet? Try this yummy recipe! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 16 oz. package organic fettucine noodles (or gluten free pasta)

  • 1 pound fresh organic asparagus (try to obtain local, farm fresh!)

  • 2 organic red peppers

  • 2 organic avocados

  • One half organic onion

  • One quarter cup organic olive oil

  • One half cup organic balsamic vinegar

  • Fresh ground salt and pepper to taste

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love

Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. 

But that might also bring thoughts of "tasteless," "cardboard," and "completely unsatisfying."

Right?

Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren't just nutritious but also delicious!

What’s my criteria you ask?

They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little goes a long way;  foods that contain protein and/or fibre.

You Don't Have Time To Eat Healthy? I Have A Solution!

You Don't Have Time To Eat Healthy? I Have A Solution!

YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO EAT HEALTHY? I HAVE A SOLUTION!

I grew up eating very healthy with my family- typically a meat, veggies and potatoes on the dinner table each evening. Not many sweets except for home baked desserts. 

But then, I grew up, started to work long hours, travel, be a student, get a new job, and healthy eating was never a priority and if it was, I was too busy, didn't have access to the healthy foods I should be eating or didn't have time (or was too lazy) to prepare healthy meals every day. 

My health suffered, and my tummy suffered. I had terrible stomach pain, and had to take a long time to heal, recharge my batteries and my health. 

Today- I am feeling great! And much of that improvement is from Juicing. Juicing is a fantastic way of getting tons of fruits and veggies into your diet. You can toss in such a variety of foods, drink it up and be good to go for the rest of the day. My husband and I included this habit in our day quite a few years ago now- and it has made such a difference to my tummy troubles.