I simply can’t eat enough of these plant-based black bean ceviche tostadas

March 12, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC While it’s always fun to spend time cooking up a beautiful multi-course meal, the reality is most weeknights are so rushed and busy that you’ve only got minutes you can devote to preparing dinner in the kitchen—not hours. You can always count on Blue Zones to provide a … Continue reading I simply can’t eat enough of these plant-based black bean ceviche tostadas

6 delicious, low-carb snacks that are totally plant-based—and dietitian-approved

March 10, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC If you had to name the two biggest food movements of the past year, it’s safe to say that plant-based and low-carb eating come out on top. You wouldn’t be wrong—while the keto diet continues to be a mainstay of the healthy eating community since it exploded into … Continue reading 6 delicious, low-carb snacks that are totally plant-based—and dietitian-approved

4 freezer staples that make plant-based cooking so much easier

March 06, 2020 at 03:00AM by CWC It’s a common misconception that in order to eat a primarily plant-based diet, everything has to be fresh. While a crisper bursting with colorful produce is certainly welcome, it’s not the only way to make plants the primary part of your meals. A majorly helpful hack in making … Continue reading 4 freezer staples that make plant-based cooking so much easier

I’m a professional chef, and this is the plant-based meal I make every week

March 03, 2020 at 05:05PM by CWC Meal fatigue is real. You can only make your favorite recipes so many times before your taste buds are begging you to switch things up. But for one chef, something that never gets old is fried rice. Especially when you make it the healthy way. With years of … Continue reading I’m a professional chef, and this is the plant-based meal I make every week

‘Meat extenders’ can make transitioning to a plant-based diet easier *and* cheaper

March 02, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC Transitioning to a plant-based or flexitarian diet has been a big priority for many healthy eaters in 2020. But just because there’s a new interest in eating less meat doesn’t make it easy, especially if it’s been a big part of your plate for most of your life. … Continue reading ‘Meat extenders’ can make transitioning to a plant-based diet easier *and* cheaper

These easy, gut-healthy, plant-based meatballs come together in just 15 minutes

March 01, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC Confession: If it’s a weeknight and a recipe says it takes longer than 30 minutes, I swipe left on that faster than I would on a guy who says he’s sapiosexual on his Bumble profile. (Softboy alert!) This rule is generally a good idea, but it also means … Continue reading These easy, gut-healthy, plant-based meatballs come together in just 15 minutes

Moth bean extract is the new plant-based retinol alternative to know

February 28, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC Retinol is an all-star ingredient beloved by dermatologists everywhere, but for years, many people with sensitive skin opted out of using it due to the flaking and redness it can cause. Then came bakuchiol in 2018, a plant-based ingredient that multitasks just as well as retinol—boosting brightness, strengthening … Continue reading Moth bean extract is the new plant-based retinol alternative to know

Make these 2 recipes now for a week’s worth of anti-inflammatory, plant-based dinners

February 22, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC Want to get in on two meal worth of anti-inflammatory eats? Watch Chef Sam Kass do it in under 30 minutes.  The act of coming home after work and making dinner can feel like exactly the meditative wind-down you need after a day of playing tag with your … Continue reading Make these 2 recipes now for a week’s worth of anti-inflammatory, plant-based dinners

The heart-healthy, plant-based breakfast a cardiologist eats every day

February 21, 2020 at 06:40PM by CWC When it comes to heart health, most of the advice from doctors is a long list of “don’ts.” (Don’t eat too much red meat. Don’t eat sugar. Don’t eat processed foods.) All good advice, of course, but it leaves me wondering what to eat for a heart-healthy breakfast. … Continue reading The heart-healthy, plant-based breakfast a cardiologist eats every day

The key to enjoying a plant-based diet is embracing food inclusion, not restriction

February 19, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC Back in the late 2000s—way before everyone was obsessed with oat milk and Beyond burgers—a facialist recommended that I cut back on my dairy and meat consumption for the sake of my skin. At the time, I felt like she was sentencing me to foodie prison. How could … Continue reading The key to enjoying a plant-based diet is embracing food inclusion, not restriction

How one woman is helping Black mothers thrive through plant-based foods

February 18, 2020 at 01:30PM by CWC Taylor Johnson-Gordon is on a mission to help Millennial Black mothers feed their families plant-based food—and to shorten their to-do list in the process. Through Sistah of the Yam, she offers guidance and support with everything from meal planning to shopping lists to cooking skills. Here, as part … Continue reading How one woman is helping Black mothers thrive through plant-based foods

10 delicious, plant-based Mexican recipes that go way beyond rice and beans

February 15, 2020 at 06:00PM by CWC Here in the States, beef, chicken, pork, and cheese are often staples of Mexican foods eaten at home and at restaurants. Think: tacos al pastor, chicken tinga, carnitas…yum. However, none of those foods really work anymore for people trying to shift to a more plant-based diet. But the … Continue reading 10 delicious, plant-based Mexican recipes that go way beyond rice and beans

8 easy high-protein plant-based meals you can make in your Instant Pot

February 07, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC When trying to focus on plant-based eating, getting enough protein is often a top concern. Sure, you’ve probably heard that foods like tofu, beans, and chickpeas are good sources of the nutrient, but the advice often stops there. What’s less clear is how to cook with them in … Continue reading 8 easy high-protein plant-based meals you can make in your Instant Pot

13 healthy reasons why chickpeas are a top dietitian’s favorite plant-based protein

February 04, 2020 at 11:00PM by CWC Chickpeas are officially the new cauliflower—here’s why they’re so damn healthy for you. In case you haven’t heard, chickpeas are the cauliflower of 2020. No longer just eaten on top of salads or in plain hummus, the legume has morphed into everything from pasta and chips to vegan … Continue reading 13 healthy reasons why chickpeas are a top dietitian’s favorite plant-based protein