Cheese and yogurt were two of the things I missed when my family decided to transition to a plant-based-diet. Luckily, there are now plant-based milks and yogurts in our local grocery store! I take this Fruit & Yogurt Parfait for lunch frequently. The fruit options are only suggestions- you can use whatever fruit and berries you enjoy. I think fresh peaches (when in season) would taste great too!
Hope you try it!
½ cup plant-based yogurt, unsweetened (I like Foragers Plain Cashew Yogurt)
½ cup strawberries, sliced
½ cup blueberries
½ cup blackberries
½ cup WELLstyle Breakfast Granola (see WELLstyle.net for recipe)*
Honey to taste
In a cup or jar layer the ingredients as follows:
Use 1/3 of the granola as a base layer, then 1/3 of the yogurt, topped by 1/3 of the fruit. Repeat the process until all the ingredients are used. Drizzle with honey to taste. Enjoy!
*You can substitute toasted old fashioned rolled oats if you don't have...
As an athlete, I burn a lot of calories! To help replenish my energy, I eat veggie sandwiches between meals (instead of drinking energy beverages with processed protein powders). This sandwich is full of whole grains, vegetables and healthy carbs. The avocado adds "healthy" fat as well. It is quick recipe and the ingredients can be adjusted to whatever vegetables you have on hand.
Hope you like it!
2 pieces whole-grain bread (I use Dave’s Powerseed Bread)
½ avocado, smashed with a fork
1 cup spinach
1 green or red lettuce leaf
3 red onion slices
3 tomato slices
4-5 cucumber slices, pickled
1 tablespoon banana peppers
1 tablespoon pickled jalapeños
Salt and black pepper to taste
Toast the bread. Spread the smashed avocado equally on both pieces of toast. Layer the spinach, lettuce, onion, tomato slices, pickled cucumber slices, banana peppers & jalapeños on top of the avocado on one slice of toast. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top of t...
Hello all you beautiful people! I wanted to challenge you to make 2018 your healthiest year yet! My family and I have challenged ourselves to eating a whole-food-plant-based diet 353 days during 2018! This allows us a little "wiggle room" for holidays, birthdays, and other "special" occasions. We are focusing on eating whole grains, vegetables, fruit, raw nuts, beans, peas, and lentils. Instead of highly processed white sugar- we pledge to use "natural" sweeteners, in small amounts, when needed. Examples include: black strap molasses, dates and date sugar, honey, agave, and pure maple syrup.
In addition to eating healthier, we are using the "353" pledge to get moving too. We have decided to have family fitness goals for 2018. We will each do a sprint triathalon (the first "3" in 353 stands for "tri"), we will each do a 5K race (the "5" in 353 stands for 5K), and we will ride in a 30 mile bike ride (the last "3" in 353 stands...