Healthy Eating Tips

5-Ingredient Vegan Recipes for Busy Days

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We all have days when we just can’t deal with making anything complicated. Or weeks when we didn’t do much shopping and hardly any pre-planning — it happens to everyone from time to time. There are days when it’s all we can do to stop ourselves from reaching for the take-out drawer. There’s nothing wrong with keeping a a meal really simple — even when not under duress. Here are five 5-ingredient recipes (salt, pepper, and water don’t count) that will make those “too tired to cook” days a whole lot better. more→

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VegKitchen’s Favorite Avocado Recipes

Mango, avocado, and arugula salad recipe

I fully admit, I’m an avocado addict. Yes, they’re loaded with nutrients, including folate, vitamins B, C, K and E, fiber, niacin, potassium and more. They’re a great source of good fats and fiber. But I really love them for how they taste, and their mouth feel. Based on reader enthusiasm, here are a few of our favorite ways to feature avocados in easy recipes. more→

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6 Tips for Keeping Your Family Healthy During the Holidays

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The temptations and treats of the holidays can have a significant impact on the entire family’s waistline. From cookies and candies to large meals and sugar-filled punch, holiday celebrations often focus on food and encourage overeating.

Don’t let the joy of the season leave you feeling bloated and lacking energy while your children battle upset stomachs. Instead, practice mindful eating and utilize these tips to keep you eating healthy during the joyous season. more→

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5 Great Sweet Potato Recipes for Fall and Winter

Curried sweet potatoes with chard and chickpeas recipe from Wild About Greens

Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A (beta carotene) and many valuable minerals and antioxidants. And aside from being a great source of nutrients, they’re delicious and incredibly versatile. Here are five of VegKitchen’s most popular sweet potato recipes. Make sure to explore our Sweet Potatoes category for many other selections. more→

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6 Offbeat Veggies Worth a Try

Cider-braised Brussels sprouts

In my experience, I’ve found that those who like vegetables are particularly fond of the tried-and-true varieties. Broccoli, carrots, peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and corn occupy the top rung; “second string” vegetables include cauliflower, green beans,  greens, squashes, and such. If those in your household are open to new vegetable adventures, here are a few that you may not think of buying regularly, but which might add fun and variety to the everyday repertoire.

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Quick and Easy Breakfasts for People on the Go

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Living in today’s busy world finds most of us with limited time for many things — exercise, socialization, and perhaps most significantly, for meal preparation. The oft-quoted adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is often quoted because it is true. Our first daily meal is vital for optimal mental and physical functioning, and it should be a top priority. A central strategy in making breakfast an achievable ritual, therefore, is finding meals that are quick to prepare. more→

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How I became a healthy vegan

Onion and garlic varieties

Contributed by Colleen Holland, associate publisher of VegNews. I am just going to say it: vegans have a dirty little secret. To the outside world, we eat nothing but sprouts, hummus, and brown rice, but us seasoned herbivores know the truth. You know what I’m talking about—maple-glazed doughnuts, cookies ‘n’ cream milkshakes, mile-high peanut butter cakes, Doritos-style chips, caramel candy bars, and the list goes on. In 2013, there is a vegan version of nearly every dessert or snack on the market, and we can’t get enough. Heck, I didn’t even eat most of this stuff before I went vegan, but put a chocolate peanut butter cup or marshmallow moon pie in front of me now, and suddenly the world comes to a halt. Why? Because it’s vegan. more→

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Mindful Eating Tips

Summer fruits in bowls

Even though eating is an essential part of day-to-day life, few people actually take the time to enjoy their meals. The health care providers at One Medical Group share some tips on how to make the most of meals so that eating nourishes your body and mind. For many of us, busy lives mean eating wherever we can: behind the wheel, in front of a computer, around a conference table—just about anywhere except the dining table. more→

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