25 Oil-Free Vegan Savory Snacks

Whether on-the-go traveling or simply noshing between meals, savory snacks are often superb. You can keep it super simple with options like these: Air-popped popcorn optionally topped with nutritional yeast and/or spices Whole grain crackers, corn thins, rice cakes, or crudite (raw veggies such as bell pepper slices, carrot and celery sticks, broccoli or cauliflower florets) [...]

2017-02-05T11:56:47+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|

40 Whole Food Vegan Delicious Desserts

Dessert can be decadent without damaging your health goals. Opting for whole grain flours, whole food sweeteners, and oil-free options enables infinite versatility for wholesome, healthy deliciousness! *Notes: Opt for 100% pure maple syrup, date paste, or date syrup when applicable instead of agave, coconut nectar, or honey and (mineral-rich) blackstrap molasses if the strong taste works in a [...]

2016-12-05T07:57:52+00:00 March 5th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|

27 Tantalizing Oil-Free Vegan Bowls

  Food tastes more fabulous when it is all thrown together (or politely placed strategically) into a big bowl and perhaps drizzled with a sauce. I personally enjoy most of my meals this way. No limitations exist for the potential creativity and nutritional aptitude you can display via this mode of feasting. From "smoothie bowls" and "power bowls" to "soul bowls" and [...]

2017-01-08T12:36:23+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes|

18 Oil-Free Dressings and Sauces

The most powerful inspiration to eat more veggies (and love them, too) is a delicious dressing or sauce. Since veggies have the most nutritional bang for their caloric buck compared to all other foods, any excuse to eat more is a health-promoting win-win. Because the majority of my clients and students are striving to lose weight and/or [...]

2017-09-05T18:28:14+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes|

30 (More) Reasons to Go Vegan

Happy World Vegan Month! Here are 30 (more) reasons to try Veganism, one for each day in November: Veganism continues exploding on its trajectory towards being considered mainstream. You are what your bacteria eat and vegans tend to have more health-promoting, disease-fighting microbiota profiles in our guts. Athletes and bodybuilders continue to take it to the next level by eating [...]

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|

5 Ways to Optimize Bone Health

Cray cray for calcium? Indeed! The dairy industry has brilliantly distorted the idea that the more of its products you consume, the better off your bones will be for the long haul. If only it were that simple.... Dairy products do indeed deliver a dose of calcium and fortified vitamin D, but that is not the [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:05+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|Nutrition, Uncategorized|

The Vegiterranean Diet Food Pyramid

In honor of the official publication of my brand new book - The Vegiterranean Diet - here is one more sneak peek FREE download PDF about how the Vegiterranean Food Pyramid emerged to give you a bit of flavor for the culture of Vegiterranean eating!   Content loading... Please enable javascript!<br />  Here is the [...]

2014-12-23T23:43:56+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|