How to Optimize the “Whole” in a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet

Food can feel complicated. But it really doesn't need to be. Keeping it simple and as close to nature as possible is all that is necessary. An optimal diet that reduces risk for disease is based on whole plant foods which are recognizable and enjoyed in their most intact form, avoiding animal products and processed foods. But what is a processed food, [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:52+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Featured, Nutrition|

30 Recipes That Prove Hummus Should Be A Food Group

Healthy Hummus Recipe Roundup     Hummus should be a food group. Why? Because it is perhaps the most versatile vessel of nutritious deliciousness possible. Legumes (beans, lentils, peas, and soy foods) are one of the most important food groups, offering ample fiber and protein (including lysine, an amino acid that may otherwise fall short [...]

2017-01-29T11:54:45+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes|

Quinoa and Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa and Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad from The Vegiterranean Diet Makes 4 servings Light and herb-infused, this salad is refreshing and extremely nutritious. Traditionally made with bulgur wheat, this gluten-free version boasts similar flavors, but it’s friendly for those eschewing gluten and more sub- stantial because of the added chickpeas. Ingredients: 3 to 4 tablespoons freshly [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:56+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|

You are What Your Bacteria Eat!

You are what you eat...but, perhaps more so, you are what your bacteria eat! One of the pioneering and leading fields of study currently is that of the microbiota (our body's bacterial profile) and how it plays an enormous role in our health and immune function via many different mechanisms. "The human microbiota consists of the 10-100 [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:02+00:00 November 7th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition|

Pick Proper Packaging: Why the Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

You are quite literally what you eat. And there are dramatic differences between the nourishment you receive from whole plant foods and that in which you receive from animal products...   Here is an excerpt from my book, The Vegiterranean Diet: Contrary to popular belief, we don’t eat isolated nutrients. We are not filling our plates [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:03+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

4 More Reasons to Love Veggies and 8 Ways to Bring Them On!

Why: 1. Vegetables are the least calorically-dense foods on the planet. Typically, they range between 14 calories per 100 grams (as in iceberg lettuce) to 86 calories per 100 grams (as in a sweet potato). This is versus the most calorie-dense foods like nuts, which have about 500-600 calories per 100 grams, and oils, which [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:05+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Tips for A Healthy Holiday Season

The average person gains 5-10 pounds over the holiday season. But it doesn't have to be that way... Here are 3 tips for navigating the holidays healthfully all the while enjoying the festivities: 1. Go whole. Pick the wholest ingredients possible when preparing or enjoying dishes. Having the most fiber intact will enable satiety with [...]

Notable Nutrient Sources

"But where do you get your [fill-in-the-nutrient]?" This is the most common type of question I am consistently asked. Rest assured, you can get all of your essential nutrients from plants - and packaged better - than when they come from animal products. In fact, plant-based diets have been found to not only be nutritionally [...]

2017-08-19T11:51:43+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

Carbs

Question for the What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A: Aren't carbs bad? Answer: Related Links: Everything You Need to Know About A Vegan Diet in Less Than 500 Words What Vegans Eat…Sample Meal Plans Made Simple + Hundreds of Recipes Harvard School of Public Health on Carbohydrates CDC on Carbohydrates  Simple vs. Complex Carbs from The Complete [...]

2017-09-01T16:32:45+00:00 November 22nd, 2013|Featured, What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A|