There is a lot of confusion about what a plant based diet is, and what food it includes. People ask: is a “plant based diet” primarily plants and some animal proteins, or all plants. There isn’t a centralized page or official organization to find a definition; therefore, we have to look to where and how […]
Swedish store Felix pricing food products based on climate impact
All food products have an impact on the environment, and they are responsible for about 1/4 of worldwide carbon emissions. However, in almost all cases animal agriculture and other animal products have a larger impact on the environment than plant-based ones. A grocery store in Sweden is now pricing its products to reflect that impact. […]
How can I eat a plant based diet on a budget? It’s too expensive!
Starting a new diet based on health can be daunting. Not only do you need to adjust what you cook, but your monthly expenses also change as a result of a different grocery list. Many people think that starting a plant based diet is expensive, and therefore unrealistic considering their budget. However, it is certainly […]
Problems Transitioning to a Plant-based Diet? Two tips to help switch
Are you having a difficult time transitioning to a plant based diet? Here are a couple of tips to help you get on track with your transition to eating more fruit and vegetables.
Essential plant-based diet and nutrition documentaries of 2016
Discover a few new documentaries that are coming out this year on plant-based diet and living. Click the title to read more…
Vegan myths busted: Weak and tired on a plant based diet
Are you worried that you will be too tired for exercise on a plant-based diet? Click the title to read more about how energy is not an issue when eating plants.
How to eat out when following a low fat plant based diet (Mary McDougall)
It’s usually quite difficult to eat out when following a plant-based diet. But what about when you are following a whole foods plant based diet, without oil. Maybe no salt. What about when you decide to eat low fat too? It might seem impossible at this point, but it isn’t necessarily. It certainly isn’t easy […]
Potato and chickpea herbed salad with Cilantro Mint dressing (Low Fat, Vegan, Oil free)
This salad is simple to make, and will impress your friends regardless of what they normally eat. It’s great for a springtime gathering, and if made large enough (two servings) could be a meal in itself. It’s easy to add additional items to this salad, such as falafels, serve it over a grain or even […]
A plant-based diet, diabetes, and fat (Dr. John McDougall)
This presentation by Dr. John McDougall MD was about the relationship between fat and type 2 diabetes (T2D). He discusses both the dangers of conventional western treatments for T2D, and how a low-fat plant-based diet can be both preventative and a cure for those with the T2D condition. A video of this presentation is embedded […]
How to replace oil or fat in your vegan baking recipes
There are several ways to replace oil or fat in your vegan baking. There are many recipes online, like the ones on this site, that already provide a substitute for oil. But what about when the recipe calls for oil? There are many things you can try, but do remember that (with baking at least), […]
No turkey harmed: Plant-based vegan Thanksgiving dinner to your door?
You can have the main components of your Thanksgiving dinner delivered to your door – and no turkeys will be harmed in the process! The Herbivorous Butcher in Minnesota will ship their plant-based meats, cheeses and butter to your door in time for the holiday. Click the title to read more about what this includes and how much it will set you back.
Tips for going vegan: your first steps towards a plant-based diet
Are you just getting started on a vegan diet? Want to go plant-based but don’t know where to start? Here are a few tips to get you going on your new lifestyle. It’s easier than what you might think!
Three favorite spreads to use as potato toppings (Vegan, no oil)
Potatoes are a staple in my diet. They are not fattening, healthy, and provide a lot of energy (I teach cardio classes at the gym, in addition to attending a lot of intense classes – need that energy!) I also noticed that my cravings for fat and sugar declined after increasing the amount of starch […]
Ugly produce is beautiful: Ugly fruit and vegetables help end food waste
Wondering how you might help end food waste, a serious issue in most areas of the world? Read about how companies are starting to distribute this food in new and exciting ways, including farm boxes to your door. A valuable coupon is also available! Click the title to read more.