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January 27, 2018

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!

-Madeleine Smith

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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...

January 27, 2018

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!

-Jackson Smith

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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...

January 27, 2018

Whenever my children ask for "box cereal" at the grocery store I ask them to find a cereal without "sugar" in the first 3 ingredients.  It is a difficult task!

Instead of buying high priced, processed, boxed cereal- you can make your own healthy granola.  It is easy and only takes about 15 minutes!

This granola recipe is made from old fashioned rolled oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, spices and a touch of maple syrup for sweetness.

I use RAW nuts (to avoid the added oils with roasting) and buy in bulk to save money.  HINT: To help maintain freshness, store raw nuts in the refrigerator.

NOTE: You can use whatever raw nuts and seeds you prefer- the ingredient list is just a suggestion.  Be creative!

Ingredients:

Approximately 6 cups of old fashioned roll oats

¼ cup raw walnuts, chopped

¼ cup raw almonds, sliced

¼ cup ground flax seeds

¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds

¼ cup hemp hearts

2-3 teaspoons chia seeds

1/2 cup raisins

1-2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

¼ cup pure mapl...

January 27, 2018

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...

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