No, salads are not boring. Remember when a salad was the iconic small side dish of iceberg lettuce, topped with a few shredded carrots and a dull, soggy tomato wedge and smothered in dressing? Blah! Now THAT is boring. Yet, a rainbow in a dish is nature's best medicine, so keeping it exciting is everything for enjoyable and [...]
As a busy working Mama, I know how hard but important it is to get healthy lunches packed for the hubby and kids. Here are some tips for making healthier school lunches as seen on Perezitos.com: Spruce up your sandwiches with 100% whole grain and/or sprouted breads or tortillas. Use seed butters, hummus, guacamole, plant-based cheese, [...]
In this latest episode of Reluctantly Healthy, I show Judy Greer how to make my all-time favorite DIY whole food, plant-based oil-free Maple Mustard Dressing. Here is the recipe: In a blender combine the following ingredients and blend on high until smooth: 2/3-1 cup water 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes 1/4 cup sesame tahini paste [...]
A brief glimpse into the multitude of benefits of following a whole food, plant-based diet. For more information and an in-depth exploration, pick up a copy of my brand new book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition. And for a journey into the plant-based world, order my new infotainment documentary, To Your Health.
If I were stuck on an island that was beautiful and peaceful; filled with my friends and family; abundant with new books to read, movies to watch, beaches for walking and playing; but I had to choose only one type of food that would sustain and nourish me for a long healthy life of relaxation [...]