My Favorite Breakfast: Green Smoothie!

There is some back and forth about whether or not a green smoothie is a healthy option. I feel good when I eat them so I am going to continue to eat them. Every now and then I wake up super hungry and my smoothie just doesn't cut it so I do up a bowl … Continue reading My Favorite Breakfast: Green Smoothie!

Homemade Veggie Broth from Food Scraps

Vegetable broth from the store is pricey, and quite high in sodium. Even in the low-sodium version there is a lot of salt. I saw one brand that had 800 milligrams of sodium per serving! That's crazy. Luckily, it is super simple to make your own. I had heard this for years. A few year … Continue reading Homemade Veggie Broth from Food Scraps

Selfless Eating Leads to Happiness

"The unity underlying life is so complete and pervasive that when we inflict suffering on the smallest creature, we injure the whole. When we refrain from habits that harm others, when we take up jobs that relieve suffering, when we work to put an end to anger and separateness, we strengthen the whole." -- Eknath … Continue reading Selfless Eating Leads to Happiness

Whole Foods Vegan

Yesterday I talked about some of the differences between eating a vegan diet and a whole foods plant based diet, and I mentioned that I don't really know which term I identify with. In the past, I have tended to lean toward the phrase whole food plant based because I did not really want to … Continue reading Whole Foods Vegan

Health First, Weight Loss Second: Turning Conventional Dieting Advice on its Head

I feel like conventional dieting advice sets everyone up to fail. Let's face it, most diets do not work over the a longer duration. How can we think about dieting and weight loss differently? Change Your Expectations First of all, I think that we need to stop focusing on weight loss as the end goal, … Continue reading Health First, Weight Loss Second: Turning Conventional Dieting Advice on its Head