• Cherries, Berries, Pineapple, Pears: 15 Easy and Creative Healthy Fruit Recipes

    Cherries, Berries, Pineapple, Pears: 15 Easy and Creative Healthy Fruit Recipes Fruit is “Nature’s Candy”.  It’s all-natural sweet goodness. It is packed with nutrients like Vitamin C, Potassium, fiber, and even a shot of protein.  It’s gluten-free, plant-based.  Plus, you can splurge on organic for less than the cost of fancy granola bars. These are

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  • Step Two: Add Some Beans, An Easy Change towards a Healthy, Plant-Based Life

    My second , 5-minute “Get Healthy” Simple Step:  Add Some Beans Pop question: How many beans do you need to eat to live longer? 1/4 cup? 1 cup? 1 pound? Answer: For every 20g of beans you eat (that’s only about a tablespoon), you might live 6% longer. That’s because beans are a healthy source

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  • Step One: Get Your Greens, An Easy Change towards a Healthy, Plant-Based Life

    My first, 5-minute “Get Healthy” Simple Step: Get Your Greens Green vegetables are a no-brainer when it comes to healthy eating.  They are low in calories but high in nutrition.  They are packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants, satisfying fiber, healthy Omega-3 fats, calcium, and even plant-based protein.  They also offer a wider variety of flavor, texture,

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  • Baked Spiced Crunchy Chickpeas

    Medium  |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 70 minutes |  Yield: 4 big bowls A mix of flavorful spices coat chickpeas in this easy recipe.  An oil-free coating from ground flax helps create a crunchy texture.   Make a batch of this gluten-free, plant-based, vegan recipe for healthy snacking.  Use on a Buddha Bowl, in place

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  • Mushroom Leek Barley Soup

    Medium |  Servings: 8 |  Ready In: 45 minutes |  Yield: 16 cups soup This hearty vegan soup pairs creamy barley with leeks and mushrooms for classic comfort-food flavor. The simple flavors in this oil-free recipe will fill your kitchen with aromas transporting you back to childhood. Make a big batch and freeze extras for

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  • Simple Fruit Mocktail Salad

      Easy  |  Servings: 8 |  Ready In: 10 minutes |  Yield: about 12 cups Light, crisp, refreshing fruit “mocktail” is a healthy take on the classic canned version of pears, peaches, and cherries. Make this satisfying, easy recipe in the summer when sweet cherries are in season for a healthy, plant-based finish at an

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  • Golden “Kiss of Sunshine” Turmeric Oatmeal Bowl

    Easy |  Servings: 1 |  Ready In: 5 minutes |  Yield: 1 1/2 cups This healthy, savory oatmeal gets a golden “kiss of sunshine” from bright turmeric powder.  Enjoy this quick, easy vegan recipe for a savory breakfast.  Chef Katie Simmons shows you how to cook this plant-based, gluten-free, oil-free bowl.  If you love this,

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  • Easy Oil-Free Garlic Greens

    Easy |  Servings: 6  |  Ready In: 15  minutes |  Yield: 6 cups This easy, oil-free starts by infusing water with garlic and red chili flake. Dark greens like chard, kale, and spinach then sauté for a simple plant-based recipe that is full of delicious Italian flavor.  Enjoy on its own or serve with Pasta “alla

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  • Strawberry Mango Chia Jam

      Easy  |  Servings: 12  |  Ready In: 10 minutes  |  Yield: about 3 cups Chia seeds look like raspberry seeds but act like a natural thickener in this quick jam. They offer fiber and healthy Omega-3 fats while mango provides all of the natural sweetness you need, without any of the refined sugar that you

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