Plant-Based Diet

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Pseudo-Grains in a Plant-Based Diet

Carbohydrates that are similar to ancient grains are called pseudo-grains. They’re actually seeds but have grain-like characteristics. The following table shows you more about the ones you should add to [more…]

Planning Plant-Based Meals with Complex Carbohydrates

Carbs are a big nutrient category and tend to be where many people get most of their calories. Because carbohydrates make up such a healthy and large part of a plant-based lifestyle, here are some quick [more…]

The Important Fatty Plants You Should Know: Saturated, Mono, Poly

Saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats are the three most common forms of fat that you encounter in the plant world. Fats are classified by their density and the number of carbons in a chain [more…]

Essential Fats versus Fats to Avoid in a Plant-Based Diet

You need to consume a number of fats on a daily basis from a wide variety of sources. The nutrition they provide is essential to your body and your health. [more…]

Vitamins and the Plants You Can Find Them In

The vitamins you get from plant sources are essential for growth, vitality, and health. They’re the cornerstones of proper digestion, elimination, and resistance to disease. Here are some of the top ones [more…]

Minerals and the Plants You Can Find Them In

Minerals are naturally occurring substances that come from the earth and eventually return to the earth. They’re the basic building blocks of all matter! In essence, they’re the life force of most foods [more…]

Enrich Your Plant-Based Diet with Super Nutrients

Countless research studies have shown the positive effects that super nutrients can have on your health. The beauty of plant-based foods is that they offer extra goodness that your body just loves to soak [more…]

What Superfoods Are and What They Do

Superfoods have concentrated nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats) and provide an intense amount of nutrition in every bite. Anyone can benefit from eating more superfoods because they’re so super [more…]

Raw Foods: The Ultimate Superfoods

Raw foods include any natural food that hasn’t been heated. Technically (or scientifically) speaking, that means not above 48 degree Celsius or 120 degrees Fahrenheit. However, different experts have different [more…]

What Sea Vegetables Are and What They Do

Sea vegetables are plants from the sea. They not only carry an amazing array of nutrients, but they’re also energetically charged, taste amazing, and come in many different forms. Most sea vegetables contain [more…]

Avoiding the Bad Carbs in a Plant-Based Diet

In addition to making sure you consume complex carbohydrates as part of your balanced plant-based diet, you should avoid the two really bad carbohydrates entirely: refined sugars and flours and artificial [more…]

Comparing Simple and Complex Carbohydrates in a Plant-Based Diet

It’s important to understand the different kinds of carbs and how to identify them. The simple ones are the ones you want to minimize so you can focus on the complex. Have a look. [more…]

Fighting Gastrointestinal Illnesses with a Plant-Based Diet

Plant-based eating can help with a wide variety of gastrointestinal conditions. A diet high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals can help prevent the onset and progression of these common diseases. [more…]

Healthy Fat Consumption in a Plant-Based Diet

Here’s a rundown of basic tips to help you make sure you’re consuming fat in a way that helps, not harms, you in a plant-based diet: [more…]

Light Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes

You’ve heard it before, and you know it’s true: The key to a successful, highly energized day is eating a balanced breakfast. When you get the right plant-based foods into your body in the morning, you [more…]

Light Plant-Based Lunch Recipes

Here are some great ideas for making simple, quick plant-based lunches that you can pack (even in a pinch) and take with you for the workday or out on the town. If you’re looking to drop a few pounds, [more…]

Light Plant-Based Snack Recipes

Even if you're trying to lose a few pounds, snacks are an important part of a plant-based diet. The goal for a “snacker” — or, regular eater — is to reach for good foods that make you feel good, not junk [more…]

Light Plant-Based Dinner Recipes

Supper in the plant-based world is manageable (and fun!) because you have so many different ways to prepare the same food. It’s all about simple creativity! Following are a few recipes that are on the [more…]

Protein-Filled Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes

Following are several recipes for the most important meal of the day. If you are working out a lot or know that your body feels better when you consume more protein, you might try these protein-filled [more…]

Protein-Filled Plant-Based Lunch Recipes

Lunch recharges you after a busy morning and sets the tone for the rest of the day. You want to make sure it’s balanced, varied, and filling enough that it lasts until snack time. If you feel like you [more…]

Protein-Filled Plant-Based Snack Recipes

You have plenty of friendly plant-based options from which to choose for your snacks. If you are concerned about the amount of protein in your diet, or you're wanting to boost your protein intake, try [more…]

Protein-Filled Plant-Based Dinner Recipes

If you’re just starting out on a plant-based diet or simply don’t have time to spend all day cooking dinner, consider cooking more food than you need for one meal and then building your next dinner around [more…]

Plant-Based Breakfast Recipes for Energy and Endurance

On a plant-based diet, you won't be grabbing a sugary, processed, and caffeinated energy drink to boost your energy throughout the day. It's important to start off right with an energy-boosting breakfast [more…]

Plant-Based Lunch Recipes for Energy and Endurance

The best way to tackle lunch as a beginning plant-based eater is to make a fantastically filling salad or satisfying soup. Both of these options can be modified with different veggies and enjoyed any time [more…]

Plant-Based Snack Recipes for Energy and Endurance

People today are more mobile and more active and have to cram more into each day than ever before, which means more fuel is needed to keep going. Try some of the following plant-based snacks to provide [more…]

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