A Day In The (Vegan) Life

Plant-based? Plant curious? After all of the compelling data (such as this, this, this, and this) being shared in the media about the infinite benefits of eating a vegan diet and why we and the world are better without animal products (such as this, this, and this), many people wonder..."well, what do you eat when you are [...]

July 28th, 2014|Featured, Food, Recipes|

Tahini Dill Oil-Free Salad Dressing

Salads are one of the best ways to get fresh, raw veggies, leafy greens, beans, and other goodies into your day. I prefer oil-free dressings since they are lower in calories and taste decadent. Tahini-based dressings are my favorite because they are nutrient-dense (including a whopping dose of calcium), have adequate fat to help absorb [...]

December 20th, 2013|Featured, Recipes|

Red Lentil Chili

A quick and easy, nutritious and delicious recipe that you can simply whip up in your blender and throw into a pressure cooker or slow cooker on this episode of The Chef and The Dietitian. Enjoy in a bowl, over a baked potato, or as a dip with baked tortilla chips.   RED LENTIL CHILI RECIPE [...]

December 8th, 2013|Recipes|

Holy Kale

More Reasons to Eat More Kale:  Kale is a cruciferous vegetable that contains glucosinolates that convert to isothiocyantes, powerful cancer-fighting phytochemicals that assist with detoxification. Two of the approximately 45 flavonoids in kale are kaempferol and quercetin, which are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, anti-hypertensive, and protect DNA. Kale is an excellent source of absorbable calcium, providing 179 [...]

October 22nd, 2013|Featured, Recipes|

Muesli

Another simple, nutritious, and delicious recipe on The Chef and The Dietitian! This is a quick and easy overnight cereal that you can prep in advance and then take on the go, traveling, or enjoy at home. Whole grains, like oats, are a fundamental staple in a health-promoting diet and this is a great way [...]

October 9th, 2013|Featured, Recipes|

Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are one of the most nutrient-dense foods available! Rich in omega-3 fatty acids (they contain even more omega-3 fats than flaxseeds!), fiber, antioxidants, iron, and calcium, chia seeds are a wonderfully healthy and functional addition to a health-promoting diet. And here is an easy, delicious way to incorporate them...with only THREE ingredients (plus [...]

September 30th, 2013|Featured, Recipes|

Grain-Free Breakfast Options

Question for the What Would Julieanna Do? Q & A:  Can you recommend some quick and healthy breakfast ideas that don't involve grains? Answer: Recipes: Chocolate Almond Butter in a Cup  from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition(c)  Serves 2 Ingredients: 4 cups packed leafy greens 1/4 cup raw almond butter 2 TB. hempseeds or flaxseed [...]