Your guide to healthy, easy meal prep on a plant-based diet

January 26, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC Opening the fridge to find pre-made food is a godsend for busy healthy eaters. Investing a few hours on a Sunday to grocery shop and meal prep a few lunches or dinners at home helps make eating well throughout the week (without having to think too much) that … Continue reading Your guide to healthy, easy meal prep on a plant-based diet

I’m an RD, and these are the most common questions I get asked about plant-based eating

January 24, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC If you’re thinking about going plant-based, you probably have a lot of questions. Like, where do you even start? Well, registered dietitians certainly know the struggle. Their clients ask them the same questions all the time, and that’s good news for you. There’s no need to go down … Continue reading I’m an RD, and these are the most common questions I get asked about plant-based eating

9 delicious, plant-based lunches you can make in 10 minutes or less

January 23, 2020 at 02:00PM by CWC Even though plant-based eating is taking over the food scene, lunch can still be tricky to tackle. Eating the same salad over and over gets boring and buying something out can get pricey, fast. And even the best-laid meal-prepping plans can be waylaid by busy schedules and last-minute … Continue reading 9 delicious, plant-based lunches you can make in 10 minutes or less

This plant-based food pyramid will help you build the ultimate healthy, sustainable diet

January 22, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC It’s a beautiful fact that when you eat a primarily plant-based diet, you’re benefiting both your body and the planet. (And your wallet too; plant-based foods tend to be inexpensive.) But if you’re new to the whole plant-based eating thing, chances are that there are a few concerns … Continue reading This plant-based food pyramid will help you build the ultimate healthy, sustainable diet

The rise in plant-based eating may help us finally end diet culture for good

January 21, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC While the specific rules may change, there always seems to be a trendy—and restrictive—diet of the moment. In the ’90s, going low-fat and counting calories were all the rage. Then in the early 2010s, everyone was all about juice cleanses and detoxes. By 2018, high-fat, low-carb keto was … Continue reading The rise in plant-based eating may help us finally end diet culture for good

Plant-based creamers are making a splash in coffees everywhere—here’s how they compare nutritionally

January 17, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC It was only inevitable that once alt-milks became nearly as commonplace as cow’s milk that a slew of other trends-within-the-trend would follow. Nut milk yogurt, “nice” cream, and plant-based butters have since risen in popularity too, and now a new iteration of dairy-free products is gaining steam: plant-based … Continue reading Plant-based creamers are making a splash in coffees everywhere—here’s how they compare nutritionally

Nut Milk Isn’t Just For Your Coffee: Clean Beauty Embraces Plant-Based Milk

January 17, 2020 at 12:37AM Alternative milks have seemingly taken over the supermarket, with a new plant-based version popping up every season (walnut milk, banana milk; you name it). But plant-based milk’s reign over the grocery aisle is also starting to conquer skin care—and for good reason. Just as how you might look to vegan … Continue reading Nut Milk Isn’t Just For Your Coffee: Clean Beauty Embraces Plant-Based Milk

3 Things To Know About Plant-Based Keto Before Changing Your Diet

January 16, 2020 at 11:12PM There’s a good chance you’ve heard a thing or two about the keto diet. After all, the high-fat, low-carb lifestyle has been making its rounds, nabbing a spot as the most popular diet in 2018 and only gaining momentum throughout 2019. But is it healthy? To put it simply, we … Continue reading 3 Things To Know About Plant-Based Keto Before Changing Your Diet

3 Adaptogens To Power Up Your Plant Protein

January 15, 2020 at 08:00AM   It’s 2020: Veganuary is the new Dry January, plant-based diets are topping the charts for healthy living, and we’re (finally) globally cutting down our meat consumption for the greater good of the planet. The spotlight in recent years has centered solidly around the plant vs. animal protein conversation, and … Continue reading 3 Adaptogens To Power Up Your Plant Protein

Want To Try Going Plant-Based? Use This Vegan Grocery List + Meal Plan

January 12, 2020 at 12:05AM There’s something inspiring and exciting about wandering the aisles of your favorite grocery store, with recipes and food prep fantasies running through your head. Unless, of course, you find yourself shopping and have no idea where to start. If you’re new to veganism, or perhaps you’re simply in a cooking … Continue reading Want To Try Going Plant-Based? Use This Vegan Grocery List + Meal Plan

West African foods offer delicious variety and flavor to plant-based eaters

January 11, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC Given that the U.S. has long been a melting pot of cultures, other countries’ traditions have always been a big part of what’s considered to be “American” cuisine. If you’re an adventurous eater, you likely already have Indian, Thai, and sushi on a regular basis and are on … Continue reading West African foods offer delicious variety and flavor to plant-based eaters

The secret nutty sauce recipe a doctor uses to make plant-based meals ’10 times better’

January 11, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC When you have a good sauce on hand, it’s really all you need to take your meal from good to great. And it’s especially helpful if you’re eating a plant-based diet. That’s why one doctor has a go-to secret recipe for a nutty sauce she uses almost every … Continue reading The secret nutty sauce recipe a doctor uses to make plant-based meals ’10 times better’

The flexitarian diet lets you go mostly plant-based without *totally* ditching burgers

January 01, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC If there’s one food lesson we learned this year, it’s the importance of plant-based eating for health and the environment. But it’s one thing to know that eating fewer animal products and more plants is associated lots of benefits—from reduced risk of heart disease to better digestive health—and another … Continue reading The flexitarian diet lets you go mostly plant-based without *totally* ditching burgers

5 plant-based proteins that won’t mess with your digestion

December 26, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC In the healthy food space, 2019 was dominated by all things plant-based. Alt-meat brands like Beyond Meat and Impossible spawned countless imitators from other companies as more and more people became interested in cutting back on their consumption of animal products for better health and the environment. But … Continue reading 5 plant-based proteins that won’t mess with your digestion

Next year’s ‘it’ plant is going to make your place look so rich

December 20, 2019 at 12:30AM by CWC Fiddle leaf fig? Sorry. The Money Tree is poised to take over in 2020, according to Bloomscape’s Plant Mom, Joyce Mast. “Many people believe that Money Trees signal good luck and good fortune to come. In fact, it is a popular plant in Feng Shui as it’s believed … Continue reading Next year’s ‘it’ plant is going to make your place look so rich

The 5 most common mistakes people make when they try to eat plant-based, according to a dietitian

December 13, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC We called it: 2019 really has been the year where plant-based eating has taken off. Whether people are considering it for health or environmental reasons, it seems like there has never been more innovative products or more interest in making the switch to a plant-forward diet than right. … Continue reading The 5 most common mistakes people make when they try to eat plant-based, according to a dietitian

Reebok is launching a plant-based running shoe, and I can’t wait

December 03, 2019 at 05:34PM by CWC Words I did not expect to type today: plant-based running shoe. And yet, Reebok just announced the arrival of their Forever Floatride GLOW, which you guessed it, comes from plant-based matter. Sure, when you tell your mom that you want “plant-based running shoes,” she might tease you about … Continue reading Reebok is launching a plant-based running shoe, and I can’t wait

6 plant-based Thanksgiving main dishes so your vegetarian guests can eat more than sides

November 22, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC If you or someone you’re thankful for eats a  plant-based diet, you’re all too familiar with the conundrum of having to stick to side dishes during Thanksgiving when the only entrée option is something like, oh, I don’t know… turkey. After all, sides are more likely to be … Continue reading 6 plant-based Thanksgiving main dishes so your vegetarian guests can eat more than sides

6 easy ways to keep your indoor plants alive during the dark days of winter

November 21, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC Baby, it’s cold outside, and since your indoor plants can’t exactly slip on a sweater—or strip down to their skivvies if you can’t control the heat in your apartment—the change in season means attending to them with a little extra care. This is somewhat counterintuitive, at least to … Continue reading 6 easy ways to keep your indoor plants alive during the dark days of winter

How to give your plant-based Thanksgiving the one thing it’s been missing

November 19, 2019 at 09:29PM by CWC For some of us, a plant-based Thanksgiving is always better than a traditional Thanksgiving. If you ask me, turkey is highly overrated. When you take it out of the equation, there’s so much more room on your plate for all the side dishes smothered in brown gravy. To … Continue reading How to give your plant-based Thanksgiving the one thing it’s been missing

Sorry, your houseplants aren’t cleaning the air in your home

November 13, 2019 at 10:03PM by CWC So you’ve turned your apartment into a greenhouse? That’s cool. If you love the jungle aesthetic and revel in living the life of a plant mom, more power to you. If you’re relying on houseplants that clean the air to remove pollutants, however, don’t hold your breath. Research … Continue reading Sorry, your houseplants aren’t cleaning the air in your home

As plant-based eating continues to take off, Mexican cuisine returns to its vegan roots

November 11, 2019 at 07:46PM by CWC As we know it in the U.S., Mexican food typically involves lots of meat and cheese—enchiladas stuffed with beef, chicken tinga tacos, nachos topped with sour cream and cheese. Delicious? Absolutely. But not necessarily the first type of cuisine many would think of when considering a plant-based diet. … Continue reading As plant-based eating continues to take off, Mexican cuisine returns to its vegan roots

Can’t get your hands on cauliflower gnocchi? Try its tasty cousin: plantain gnocchi

November 11, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Gnocchi is definitely the It food of the moment. I mean, there are entire Instagram accounts dedicated to Trader Joe’s beloved cauliflower-based option alone. But if you can’t get your hands on it (it still seems like it’s selling out every other day!) there’s a solution: Make some … Continue reading Can’t get your hands on cauliflower gnocchi? Try its tasty cousin: plantain gnocchi