While following a plant-based diet can have many benefits, you won't be a picture of good health if you're missing key nutrients. Plant-based eating can hinder your absorption of certain vitamins and minerals, and you may need to consume higher amounts of certain nutrients than someone who regularly eats meat. Don't worry, though! I'm here to help. I'm explaining the science on two nutrients to make sure you're covering your bases, and I'm even topping off the advice with something sweet.
What are you having for breakfast this morning? How about delicious hummus toast topped with soft-boiled eggs, veggies, dill, and everything bagel seasoning? Yum! Thanks to the folks at Sabra for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own, as always.
I've been a vegetarian for a more than half my life, and eating a nutritious and largely plant-based diet has become second nature for me. But it wasn't always that way, and I know firsthand how challenging it can be at first to eat a balanced plant-based diet. Wondering what following this type of diet really means and how it differs from vegan or vegetarian eating plans? Curious about delicious, go-to meal options—as well as ingredients dietitians recommend you keep in your pantry and fridge?
Looking for a new Mediterranean diet recipe? Whether you’re a newbie to this eating plan or are a long-time follower looking to mix things up, you’ll love this Vegan Mediterranean Prune Salad with Beets, Almonds, and Edamame! It really highlights how good it tastes and feels to eat the rainbow—and why doing so is essential for good nutrition and health.
If you're like me, you'll always have a reason to save on food dollars. Whether you're putting money away for holiday gifts, a dream vacation, or a wedding (like me!), you probably don't want to spend all your extra bucks on healthy food. I hear over and over that it's so expensive to eat healthy. But it's actually really not. That is, if you follow a few stellar food-buying secrets!
Whether you pass the turkey or pass on the turkey (like me!) for Thanksgiving, there are many ways to stay healthy and avoid the super-stuffed feeling this week. To start, you'll definitely want to check out my list of healthy inspo before you hit the appetizers. Hosting a healthy party? Or simply a dinner guest? Either way, I've got tips to help you stay at the top of your nutrition game. May you nurture yourself and your loved ones as you find your reasons to celebrate this holiday!
Are you tired of suffering from the symptoms of inflammation? Pain, achiness, and fatigue are all things you could do without. Luckily an anti-inflammatory diet, which decreases these symptoms, is pretty easy to follow. It's more or less a healthy diet that focuses on mostly whole foods while minimizing packaged and processed products. Who needs another restrictive low-calorie fad diet when you can get awesome results by eating a simple, healthy eating plan?
Looking to vary up your breakfast routine? You have to try this overnight barley breakfast bowl with maple and chia seeds! It features loads of protein and fiber from a combo of plant-based and dairy ingredients—and it’s simply sweetened with pure maple syrup from Canada. Yum!
I've been to Florence twice, in 2011 and 2015. This northern Italy locale is by far one of my favorite European cities. That's probably because I love all things Italian cuisine, from fresh mushrooms to pasta to sparkling water. I'm often asked for my top recommendations on how to travel through this amazing city (and don't miss my tips for traveling like a girl in Europe!). Here are my best tips, from the perspective of a vegetarian registered dietitian nutritionist.