The Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Healthy plant-based eater

A plant-based diet refers to a dietary approach that emphasizes whole, minimally processed plant foods while minimizing or excluding animal products. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of plant-based diets, driven by various factors such as environmental concerns, ethical considerations, and potential health benefits.  This post aims to explore … Read more

Can Smoothies Replace Meals?

Green smoothie with spinach leaves

Smoothies are a popular beverage that has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among health enthusiasts. These delicious drinks are made by blending fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients to create a nutritious and filling meal. While smoothies are often marketed as a healthy meal replacement option, the question remains: can they truly replace a … Read more

Hemp Seeds Overnight Oats – Guide & Recipe

Hemp seeds overnight oats

Overnight oats is a breakfast dish that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Hemp seeds overnight oats is a delicious and nutritious variation made by combining rolled oats, milk, and hemp seeds and allowing the mixture to soak overnight. The result is a creamy and filling breakfast that is perfect for busy mornings. The … Read more

Chia Seeds with Lemon and Honey for Weight Loss

Chia seeds pudding with lemon and honey

In recent years, the world has become increasingly interested in the health benefits of natural foods. One such food that has garnered a lot of attention is chia seeds. While chia seeds have been consumed for centuries in Central America, it wasn’t until the early 21st century that they became popular in the Western world. … Read more

Spirulina Smoothie (No Banana)

Spirulina Smoothie

Spirulina, a blue-green algae, is an incredibly nutrient-rich superfood that offers numerous health benefits. When added to a smoothie, it can provide a potent boost of essential vitamins and minerals and assist in weight loss. (See Spirulina Smoothie for Weight Loss) However, for those who do not prefer the taste of bananas or have a … Read more

Spirulina Smoothie for Weight Loss

Spirulina Weight Loss Smoothie

Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae, has gained popularity in recent years due to its numerous health benefits, including aiding in weight loss. Incorporating spirulina into a smoothie can provide a powerful boost of nutrients while supporting weight loss goals. (This also helps mask the flavor of spirulina. See What Does Spirulina Taste Like?) In … Read more

Banana Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds

Banana overnight oats without chia seeds

Looking for a tasty and healthy breakfast that can be easily customized to suit your taste buds? Banana overnight oats without chia seeds may be the answer! Whether you’re in a rush in the morning or craving a filling and delicious breakfast, this recipe can be the perfect solution. Over the past few years, overnight … Read more

Protein Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds

Protein overnight oats without chia seeds

If you’re looking for a breakfast option that’s easy, quick, and packed with essential nutrients and energy to kickstart your day, then overnight oats are a great choice. And if you’re in the market for a high-protein option without chia seeds, don’t worry, there are plenty of alternatives you can choose from that are equally … Read more

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds

Peanut butter overnight oats without chia seeds

Peanut butter overnight oats are a quick and easy breakfast that can be prepared the night before and enjoyed in the morning. They are a great way to start your day with a healthy and filling meal that provides energy and essential nutrients. While many recipes for overnight oats include chia seeds, there are still … Read more

Chocolate Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds

Chocolate overnight oats without chia seeds

In recent years, overnight oats have become increasingly popular as a breakfast option due to their convenience and versatility. The beauty of this dish lies in its customizable nature – you can tailor the ingredients to your liking and prepare it quickly and easily the night before, so it’s ready to eat in the morning. … Read more

Can You Cook Chia Seeds with Oatmeal?

Oatmeal with chia seeds

Amp up your breakfast game by incorporating chia seeds and oatmeal into your morning meal. Chia seeds boast a wealth of nutrition, with fiber, healthy fats, protein, and antioxidants in each serving. Oatmeal, a staple breakfast choice, delivers carbohydrates, fiber, and protein too. The combination of these two ingredients creates a delicious and satisfying breakfast … Read more

Whole Food Plant-Based Banana Bread (WFPB) Recipe

Whole Food Plant-Based Banana Bread

If you’re seeking a healthier twist on classic banana bread, look no further than whole food plant-based banana bread! This delectable treat is crafted using only whole, minimally processed ingredients and is free of animal products, making it a top choice for vegans and those following a plant-based diet. (Also see 3 Ingredient Vegan Banana … Read more

Blue Majik Sorbet Recipe

Blue Majik Sorbet

Introducing the delectable and eye-catching Blue Majik Sorbet! This dessert is a refreshing choice for a hot summer day and offers both taste and health benefits. The key ingredient, blue majik, is a blue-green algae powder that is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, as well as contributing to the vibrant blue hue of the … Read more

Vanilla Ground Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla ground chia seed pudding

This recipe is a great way to start experimenting with vanilla ground chia pudding, you can always add or omit ingredients to match your taste preferences. The ground chia seeds will have a more smooth texture, making it easier to eat for people who don’t like the texture of whole chia seeds. (See Ground Chia … Read more

Ground Chia Seed Pudding Guide & Recipe

Ground chia seed pudding

Ground chia pudding is a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack option made with ground chia seeds instead of whole chia seeds. In this post, we will look at what ground chia pudding is, its many benefits, how to use it, an easy recipe and more. What is Ground Chia Pudding? Ground chia pudding is … Read more

Easy 3 Ingredient Vegan Banana Bread (Healthy & Gluten-Free)

easy 3 ingredient vegan banana bread on rack

Banana bread, a beloved baked good savored for generations, is a go-to for its moist texture, fantastic flavor, and effortless preparation. It’s the ideal snack or on-the-go breakfast! However, traditional banana bread recipes can contain eggs, butter, and dairy milk – not ideal for those with dietary restrictions or following a vegan lifestyle. Enter this … Read more

Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds or Yogurt

Overnight Oats without chia seeds or yogurt

Overnight oats are an effortless and expedient breakfast option that can be prepared beforehand and stored in the fridge for a quick and easy meal in the morning. The process involves soaking oats in milk and water or any other liquid overnight, allowing the oats to soften and soak up the liquid. Overnight oats provide … Read more

Chia Seed Smoothie for Weight Gain

Chia seed smoothie for weight gain

Chia seeds are a small but mighty superfood that can be a great addition to a smoothie for weight gain. These seeds are native to Mexico and have been used for centuries as a source of nutrition. They are high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats, making them a great option for those looking to … Read more

Best Low FODMAP Chia Pudding Recipe

low fodmap chia pudding

Chia pudding is a type of dessert or snack made with chia seeds, milk or plant-based milk, and sweetener. It is typically made by mixing chia seeds with milk or plant-based milk and letting it sit for a few hours or overnight, until the chia seeds absorb the liquid and form a thick, pudding-like consistency. … Read more

Vegan Collard Greens Instant Pot Recipe

Vegan collard greens from instant pot

Vegan collard greens are a delicious and nutritious plant-based side dish that can be easily made in an Instant Pot. Collard greens are a type of leafy green vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family. They are native to the eastern Mediterranean and have been cultivated for thousands of years. Collard greens are an excellent … Read more

What is a Plant-Based Diet?

A plant-based diet is a type of diet that emphasizes whole, minimally processed plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, nuts, and seeds. It is typically low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and animal protein, and rich in nutrients such as fiber, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. The Different Plant-Based Diets Plant-based diets can include a variety … Read more

Flexitarian vs Pescatarian

The flexitarian and pescatarian diets are both plant-based diets with some similarities but also some key differences. We will compare the two diets in this post. Flexitarian vs Pescatarian A flexitarian diet is a type of vegetarian diet that includes the occasional consumption of meat, fish, and other animal products. The term “flexitarian” is a … Read more

Vegetarian vs Pescatarian – A Look at Two Plant-Based Diets

Vegetarianism and pescatarianism are both dietary and lifestyle choices that involve the exclusion of certain types of animal products from the diet. While there are some similarities between these two choices, there are also some significant differences that set them apart. In this post, we will look at some of the similarities and differences, including … Read more

Vegetarian vs Vegan vs Pescatarian – 3 Different Plant-Based Diets

Vegetarianism, veganism, and pescatarianism are all dietary and lifestyle choices that involve the exclusion of certain animal products. These choices may be motivated by a variety of factors, including ethical concerns, environmental concerns, health considerations, and personal preferences. In this post, we will look at what each one is and how they are different. Then … Read more

Omnivore vs Pescatarian

A pescatarian diet is a dietary pattern that includes fish and other seafood, but excludes meat and poultry. An omnivorous diet, on the other hand, includes a variety of foods from both plant and animal sources. In this article, we will explore the potential benefits and drawbacks of both pescatarian and omnivorous diets. One potential … Read more

Vegan vs Vegetarian – What’s the Difference?

Veganism and vegetarianism are both dietary and lifestyle choices that involve abstaining from the use of animal products. While there are some similarities between the two, there are also some key differences. In this post, we will look at the differences between veganism and vegetarianism. Vegan vs Vegetarian Veganism is a stricter form of vegetarianism … Read more

Chia Seed Cereal Guide – With Homemade Recipe

Chia Seed Cereal

Chia seed cereal is a nutritious and convenient way to add chia seeds to your diet. It is high in fiber, plant-based protein, and antioxidants, and it can be easily incorporated into a variety of dishes. In this post, we will look at what chia seed cereal is, what the benefits are, and a recipe … Read more

Collard Greens Indian-Style Recipe

Collard Greens Indian Recipe

Collard greens are a nutritious leafy green vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes, including Indian recipes. Here is a simple recipe for Indian-style collard greens: What are Collard Greens Called in India? Collard greens are not commonly used in Indian cuisine and do not have a specific name in the local … Read more

Heart-Healthy Overnight Oats Recipe

Heart-healthy Overnight oats

Here is a heart-healthy overnight oats recipe that you can prepare ahead of time and enjoy for breakfast. This recipe is high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats, making it a nourishing and satisfying breakfast option. The chia seeds and berries also provide antioxidants and other nutrients that can support heart health. (You can learn … Read more

How to Make Overnight Oats Without Chia Seeds

Overnight oats without chia seeds

Overnight oats are a popular breakfast option because they are quick and easy to prepare, and can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for a convenient grab-and-go meal in the morning. Traditional overnight oats recipes often include chia seeds as a key ingredient, but chia seeds are not necessary to make this … Read more

Whole Food Plant-Based Snacks – A Guide (with Healthy Ideas)

Whole Food Plant-Based Snacks

A whole food plant-based diet emphasizes plant-based foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, and includes a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This type of diet has been shown to have numerous health benefits, including weight loss, improved heart health, and a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes … Read more

Oatmeal with Flaxseed and Chia

Healthy oatmeal with flaxseed and chia

Oatmeal with flaxseed and chia seeds is a healthy and nutritious breakfast option that is packed with fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. Oatmeal is a whole grain that is high in soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar levels. Flaxseeds are a good source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, … Read more

Heart-Healthy Plant-Based Meals & Recipes

Heart-Healthy Plant-Based Meals and Recipes

Studies and evidence are showing that a Plant-Based Diet, and especially a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet are great for heart health! (You can learn about starting a WFPB Diet at Whole Food Plant-Based Diet (WFPB) Beginners Guide) In a previous post, we looked at some great heart-healthy Plant-Based Diet foods. In this post, we will … Read more

How I Get My Plant-Based Omega-3 Fatty Acids!

How I get my plant-base Omega-3 fatty acids

We all have heard that Omega-3s are essential to our health and important to get in our daily diet. However, most people are under the assumption that in under to get Omega-3 fatty acids, you have to eat fish or maybe some other animal-based food. However, that’s not necessarily the case. While those types of … Read more

Easy 2 Ingredient Chia Seed Pudding

easy 2 ingredient chia seed pudding with raspberries

Chia seed pudding is incredibly easy to make, especially when you use this very easy two-ingredient chia seed pudding recipe. This recipe is best for when you are looking for a chia seed pudding that has a minimal amount of calories or will be the simplest for you to make.  Also, this might be the … Read more

My Healthy Whole Food Plant-Based (& Vegan) Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl

Healthy Whole Food Plant-Based and Vegan Breakfast Oatmeal Bowl

I’ve been eating the same whole food plant-based and vegan breakfast almost every morning for years now.  I think it’s extremely healthy, and it’s something that I came up with slowly over the years, adding things to it here and there, till I have what I have now. It’s an oatmeal-based breakfast bowl.  It has … Read more

6 Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet (Health, the Environment & More)

Benefits of a Plant-based Diet for health, athletes, environment

When I started my plant-based journey, I did it for my own health but discovered some of these other great benefits down the road. In this post, I will examine some benefits of the Plant-Based Diet, with six of the strongest benefits I have found. Here they are! Plant-Based Diet Improves Our Health The first … Read more

What is the Real Mediterranean Diet? (From Crete, Greece)

The Real Mediterranean Diet from Crete, Greece

It’s hard to believe that we aren’t actually eating the real Mediterranean Diet.  But, it’s true. You see, what we have come to know and love in America is actually an Americanized version of the original or real Mediterranean Diet. So, what is the real Mediterranean Diet then?  Let’s explore. The Mediterranean Diet & Benefits … Read more

High Protein Plant-Based Foods for Vegetarians & Vegans

High Protein Plant-Based Foods for vegans and vegetarians

This is a video I made showing a list of plant-based foods that are highest in protein.  These can all be good protein sources if you are plant-based, vegetarian, or vegan. As you can see, there are plenty of ways to get protein on a plant-based diet.  Actually, a lack of protein is usually not … Read more

If You Ate a 100% Plant-Based (Vegan) Diet, What Molecule Would You Never Eat?

if you ate a 100% plant-based (vegan) diet, what molecule would you never eat?

If you ate a 100% plant-based (vegan) diet, what molecule would you never eat? If you were to eat a completely whole food plant-based diet (WFPBD), there is one molecule you would never eat, and that would be cholesterol.  Plants do no produce cholesterol, instead they produce phytosterols.  Cholesterol comes from animal products. What is … Read more

WFPBNO Diet – Meaning, Experience, Thoughts & Weight Loss

WFPBNO Diet Whole Food Plant Based No Oil

Our family has been doing the Whole Food Plant-Based Diet for years now, and without knowing it, we were eating the WFPBNO diet for some time as well without knowing it.  I even experienced some automatic weight loss on WFPBNO without even trying. Since then I’ve made some slight modifications to the WFPBNO diet based … Read more

The Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet of a Cardiologist

Hearth Healthy Diet of Cardiologist

Are you looking for how to keep your heart healthy or how to improve your heart health?  Did you know deaths from heart disease are the number 1 killer in the U.S.?  That’s why heart health is so important. We are going to look at how to improve heart health naturally. Have you considered what … Read more