Plant-Based Eating

Plant-Based Eating · April 17, 2019
Going flexitarian, vegetarian, or vegan for weight loss or good health? Know what to eat for plant-based weight loss and how to make delicious yet healthy vegetarian recipes and vegan meals. Get your plant-based food list and protein sources sans meat right here!

Plant-Based Eating · March 13, 2019
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.

Plant-Based Eating · March 11, 2019
March is National Nutrition Month (and this Wednesday is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!). It's a perfect time to celebrate delicious, nutrient-rich vegetables. Eating veggies helps fill you up, plus they're so tasty and provide vitamins and minerals that help keep you healthy. These dietitian tips to make vegetables taste better will have you wanting to whip up veggies at every single meal!

Plant-Based Eating · February 13, 2019
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?

Plant-Based Eating · January 23, 2019
I'm always busy, so smoothies are a lifesaver! From a lot of trial and error, I now have a go-to list of ingredients that I simply mix and match to create yummy meals that keep me full for hours. So yes, it's completely possible to make a fueling, delicious meal without a recipe, and I'm about to tell you how. You just need to stock a handful of fiber-rich and protein-packed ingredients in your kitchen. If you feel more comfortable using a recipe, that's absolutely fine, too.

Plant-Based Eating · August 15, 2018
Worry you won't feel satisfied without chicken, beef, or seafood on your plate? Even though plant-based foods are often packed with health benefits, many people still feel hesitant about going meatless. With a little planning, though, you can create simple, vegetarian meals that are every bit as filling and delicious as meat-centered ones. I'm speaking from experience, as I've been a vegetarian for more than half my life! I like to include protein-rich ingredients like beans and Greek yogurt.

Plant-Based Eating · April 28, 2017
Looking to shake up your snack routine with some tropical treats? Try these ideas! Thanks to the folks at Sunsweet for sponsoring this post. If you have a sweet tooth like me (or if you just like fruit...or enjoy snacktime!), you must try the Pacific Tropicals line from Sunsweet. Unfamiliar with the line? I was until recently, so here's your quickie primer.

Plant-Based Eating · April 07, 2017
Looking for a shortcut to healthier, homemade meals—and a way to mix up your weekly eats? Consider a meal delivery service. This blog post is sponsored by Hello Fresh. Confession: I don't usually use recipes. This is both a blessing and a curse.

Plant-Based Eating · December 07, 2016
I’m always looking to add protein to my day. Why? Protein is a nutrient that not only helps build muscle but also helps keep me full so I don’t get "hangry." (And my boyfriend doesn't like it when I get "hangry!") Some of my favorites are plain low-fat Greek yogurt, tofu, cheese, and eggs. Want 100 more options?! Get 100 of the Healthiest Foods, Ranked by Protein.

Plant-Based Eating · November 30, 2016
While I love a glass of milk, I also think nut milks are delicious and can be great additions to my day and to my recipes. But with so many different dairy-free milk alternatives out there, choosing the right one can be challenging. Not every alternative features the same nutritional benefits, for starters.

 

Amy Gorin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, media personality, and writer in the NYC area.