How An Alkalizing Diet Can Improve Your Health

What are alkalizing foods and are they that important to our health?   You have probably heard about alkaline foods and the alkalizing diet often over the last few months. The alkalizing diet takes a different approach to our health than most that I have looked at. With the alkalizing diet, you look at food as the source of the problem, not a side effect.   I have been following the alkalizing diet for some…

How to Keep Your Vegan Meals Exciting and Stay Out of a Food Slump

Have you ever been in a food slump? I feel like I am in a vegan food slump. When I am in these moods, I tend not to get very creative with my meals and will end up eating the same foods 5 days of the week. This is no way to keep your meals exciting. Chances are you will end up eating foods that are not so great for you and regret them later…

Vegan Nutrition Basics

Are you ready for a diet that is super nutritious? This is the diet plan you need to follow if you want to feel the healthiest you ever have in your life. It is no surprise that more and more people are looking at plant based diets as the go to lifestyle if you want to maximize your nutrient intake. No other diet stresses the importance of getting so many vegetables into your meals. Most…

Why you should be eating more beans

If you are eating a plant based diet, beans are going to be your BFF. They keep you full, provide you with plant based protein, seamlessly fit into many dishes, and do a great job working as substitutes for meat in your favorite dishes. Most of us don’t grow up eating beans. When I was growing up, I ate beans very rarely. We had baked beans, chili (with more meat than beans really), and…

How to get enough plant based protein

Are you wondering where you are going to get plant based protein on a plant based vegan diet? Don’t worry, I got you. It can seem like it will be hard to get enough protein on a plant based diet, but it’s going to be easier than you will believe. There is more plant based protein sources than I could list. So, I chose the best plant based protein sources from each food…

Why you should be on a Plant Based Diet

A plant based diet is one in which you eat ingredients in their whole, plant based forms. This includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and tubers. A plant based diet excludes dairy, meat, eggs, and overly processed foods like white flour, sugar, and oils. Why switch to a plant based diet? A plant based diet is one of the healthiest ways to eat. It provides you with all the right nutrients without adding…

10 Tips For Dining Out As A Vegan

Does the thought of dining out as a vegan terrify you? I know exactly how you feel. It can be intimidating going to a restaurant and not even know if there is a meal that you can eat there. I hate being that person who has to walk out of a restaurant when I realize that there is nothing on the menu that I can eat. I feel like everyone is looking at me and…

How to get the right nutrients in your vegan diet

Do you often worry you are not getting the right nutrients in your vegan diet? With any diet, you need to make sure that you are getting the nutrients that you need out of it. No diet is perfect. There isn’t a diet that will naturally give you every nutrient you need. The best thing you can do to make sure you are getting the best diet is by eating a variety of foods…

Which type of vegan are you?

What type of vegan are you? There are many different ways that you can lead a vegan lifestyle. If you are just starting out on your vegan journey, it can be confusing which type of vegan you are and which one you want to be. You may not exactly fit into one of these categories and that is perfectly fine. I fall into several of the categories. I’m an ethical vegan that is also…

10 Steps to take when you are becoming vegan

These 10 steps on becoming vegan will get you through the first stages. Being vegan doesn’t have to be difficult. Becoming vegan will feel effortless with some lifestyle changes. At first it might feel like your world has completely flipped on its axis. It will take a few months for you to get used to becoming vegan and for it become second nature. Follow these steps to make transitioning to a vegan lifestyle easier…

How to easily cut out 500 calories a day and lose 1 pound this week

We all want that magic solution to losing weight. What if I told you it can be easier than you think. By just cutting out 500 calories a day, you can easily lose 1 pound a week. That is even without any exercise involved. If that isn’t easy, I don’t know what is. This is a completely passive way to lose weight. Sure, you have to pull in some major willpower. If you…

If you have these symptoms, you may have a dairy intolerance

Do you have a dairy intolerance and don’t know it? It is easy to overlook dairy intolerance as indigestion. If your stomach is upset and painful several times a week, especially after dairy intake, you may have a dairy intolerance. When I was a kid, I constantly had stomach aches. I didn’t know what caused them and neither did my mom. You can imagine how frustrating that was. As I got older, I…

The Ultimate Shopping guide for stocking your plant based kitchen + free download

If you want to clean up the way you eat, you need to have the tools to do so. One of your first steps is going to create a shopping list to stock your kitchen with the right foods. It can be difficult if you are just switching to a plant based diet to know which foods you should include in your kitchen. After many years, I have found a good balance of what foods…

The only real tips you need to clean up your diet

My healthier life journey took its first steps when I went vegetarian and learned how to maintain a clean, whole foods diet. It was then that I learned how to eat healthier and I will share the tips I learned along the way on how to clean up your diet. Ten years ago, I made the choice to cut meat out of my diet. I was already dairy free at that point because of allergies…

5 Vegan healthy snacks you need if you are traveling

These recipes will keep you and your family sane as you do all your summer traveling this year. I am always on the lookout for healthy, tasty recipes that are easy to travel with. The last thing I want to do is have to stop at a convenience store for some junk food when traveling and hunger suddenly hits. I am all about the planning ahead. Even if I am only going to be in…