Healthy Eating Tips

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

Almond milk

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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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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