Healthy Eating Tips

Natural, Healthy, and Fun Mother’s Day Gifts

fruit basket of apples, oranges, pears While it’s good to tell and show your mom that you love her every day, Mother’s Day is the day when you must walk the walk and go above and beyond. The hard part isn’t deciding to shower your mom with affection and proof that you think she’s amazing. The hard part is deciding how to shower your mom with affection and proof that you think she’s amazing. more→

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Vegan Issues to Discuss for a Long-term Relationship

Colorful fruits and veggies

When you’re about to take your relationship to the next level, and one of the two partners is a vegan, here are some questions to ask as you’re considering a long-term union:

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5 Ingredients Every Vegetarian/Vegan Should Have Around the House

Quinoa varieties - red, tan, and black

When you switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet, you are making a significant lifestyle change. You will need to learn about vegetarian protein options and develop meal plans to receive the most balanced diet. You will also need to adjust your finances to account for the slight increase of your grocery bill. Fresh produce and some of the premium ingredients for the vegetarian or vegan diet can cost more than processed foods. more→

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Hot Cereals for Breakfast

Whole grain cooked cereal

Though cream of wheat or oatmeal are fine choices as hot cereals, there is a world of grains to explore for breakfast, from tiny whole grains to cracked, rolled, and ground grains. Explore the hot cereal section of most any natural foods store and see what appeals to you. If these grains are new to you, buy them in packaged form so you can follow specific instructions for cooking. more→

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Vegan Baking Substitution Guide

Vegan holiday biscuits by hannah kaminsky

From cookies to cakes and everything in between, vegan baking is a breeze with our handy substitution guide. Contributed by Brooke Still, reprinted with permission, courtesy of VegNews.com. Photo by Hannah Kaminksy. more→

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Roasted Vegetable Recipes

Roasted potatoes and onions recipe

If you love roasted vegetables, either on their own or incorporated into other dishes, you’ll find lots of recipes here on VegKitchen. Exposing uncooked vegetables to high temperatures (similar to what happens on the grill) draws the natural sugars to the surface, heightening their flavors. And the aroma that permeates your kitchen in the process is intoxicating! more→

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Stocking Your Refrigerator for Everyday Healthy Meals

http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/mango-avocado-and-arugula-salad/

VegKitchen’s post on stocking a healthy vegan pantry is one that gets a lot of views, so it occurred to me, in this bountiful season of fresh produce, that we should explore what it takes to keep your refrigerator stocked with fresh foods as well as other natural, wholesome edibles that compliment and bolster them. Read on for my recommendations on how to put together a well-stocked refrigerator that will make healthy plant-strong eating a breeze. more→

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Juicing for Health

Fresh vegetable juices

JuicerContributed by Nick Charlesworth of Happy Juicer. Juicing for improving health is one of the prime reasons that people get their first juicer and start juicing. It is well know that a well balanced diet should include daily intake of fruits and vegetables. In fact 5 portions of fruit and vegetables is recommended. Juicing can help us achieve a desired fruit and vegetable intake. Juicing enables us to benefit from the goodness of a lot of fruit and vegetable servings in one easy to consume drink.  more→

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