Going raw is a great way to make sure you’re getting the purest, most potent nutrients from the foods you eat. But aside from munching on a piece of whole fruit or crunching on uncooked veggies, how can you add more raw foods to your day? This simple seed and fruit “crumble” makes a satisfying snack as is, or try tucking some into a parfait or piling on your plate along with fresh fruit for breakfast. It’s the perfect combination of crunchy and chewy textures, with plenty of natural sweetness from spices, pure maple syrup and coconut oil.
How many little plastic tubs of yogurt do your kids eat every week? Three? Five? More? While certainly convenient—and nutritious—the packaging is wasteful (if you don’t rinse and recycle), and you may encounter unwanted ingredients, especially if they’ve convinced you to buy one of the fun, colorful varieties they saw in that “cool” TV commercial. An easy solution is to simply make your own. I say simply because it really is easy to do!
Whether you’re trying to get something healthy into your kids’ bellies before they dash out the door to catch the school bus, or you’re attempting to feed your baby/pack his bag for daycare/take a conference call/flat-iron your hair all at the same time, one thing is certain: if you’re a mom, you need a few super-quick, healthy breakfast ideas in your back pocket.
Whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian or an occasional plant-based diet devotee, variety is the spice of life. Beans plus brown rice, tofu sautéed with veggies and eggplant casseroles are tasty, but eating them too regularly can lead to boredom. The result: You get tempted to jazz up your diet with treats such as high sugar, high fat soy ice cream or sugary, starchy cookies that contain only empty calories.
When it’s time to vary up your usual meals and snacks, we have a cornucopia of plant-based suggestions that will make your tummy and taste buds happy:
Here’s some news that won’t make you feel blue: July is National Blueberry Month! And that’s berry good news for those of us seeking reasons to share the health benefits of blueberries. An entire cup of blueberries has just 85 calories, and that cupful is overflowing with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.
Working out? Great! Just don’t forget to hydrate and refuel with healthy foods or sports nutrition products. You can add more bounce to the ounce by fueling your fitness with these foods and beverages: Read more →
Granola makes a great cereal or healthy grab-and-go snack. Make your own and you can customize flavors and save money! This recipe yields about eight cups, and the cost is less than you’d spend on a package of the premade kind. Read more →
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