Author: E2

17 Apr Plant-Strong Easter Menu

Easter is around the corner and many of you are preparing for your Easter brunch or dinner. We have some tips, recipes and suggestions on how to make this Easter a healthy one. Plant-Strong kids: Easter egg hunts do not have to include eggs filled with candy....

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11 Apr Breakfast

Starting down the plant-strong path can often seem daunting. Sometimes the thought of changing every thing at once is a little overwhelming. So what if you just changed breakfast to start? Change breakfast, and that's a third of your day that is suddenly plant-strong. You start...

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10 Apr Missing Out

“Everything in food works together to create health or disease. The more we think that a single chemical characterizes a whole food, the more we stray into idiocy.” - Dr. T. Colin Campbell I really hate cilantro. I mean, really, really hate it. Rip loves cilantro,...

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08 Apr Stress!!

I'll be the first to admit, when I feel stress I want to eat. More so, I want to eat food that is definitely not healthy. More so, we're talking about chocolate, probably some soy ice-cream, and more than likely some kind of cupcake with...

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04 Apr Have a Piece of Cake.

I got an e-mail last week from someone who told me they were celebrating their birthday and that they have a very long family tradition of getting a slice of cake out at the same place every year. They were worried about what to do,...

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20 Mar Redefining Restriction.

I despise the word restriction. Absolutely despise it. I have since I started making healthy changes. The word restriction carries this heavy weight. A weight to me that is judgmental in nature, and does not give me (or anyone else for that matter) nearly enough...

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04 Mar Mardi Gras!

Louisiana is known for their Mardi Gras celebrations. Not known for the healthy eating, we thought we’d we’d ask: what does a healthy Mardi Gras look like? Thankfully there are a lot of great recipes out there, and even better? One of our favorite chef/bloggers...

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20 Feb No Support at Home.

You watched Forks Over Knives, you read Engine 2 Diet, you watched Kitchen Rescue. You picked up a few  plant-strong cookbooks, and you are ready to go. How could anyone not want to dramatically improve their health? You want to shout it from the rooftops...

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19 Feb Placebo and Parlor Tricks

I got to hear a great lecture by Dr. Michael Klaper about a year ago at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA. In part of the lecture Dr.Klaper was talking about the insanity of "gallstone cleanses". If you haven't heard of them, they are...

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18 Feb Excess Skin

As you lose weight you might notice a side effect that you did not intend on dealing with, and that is excess skin. Having lost over 200 pounds (with a lot more to go) I already have a fair amount of excess skin, especially in...

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05 Feb Engine 2 Challenge: No Recipe, Recipes.

If you've started the challenge you might feel overwhelmed with meal planning. There are 1000's of plant-strong recipes out there. Websites, blogs, cookbooks, all have what feels like an unlimited options. You can definitely follow recipes and meal plans, word for word, step-by-step. But what if...

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29 Jan The Oil Problem

We conducted an online poll asking E2-ers what the feel is the hardest thing to get rid of  on the Engine 2 Challenge. Here are the results: 47.58% said oil 23.58% said dairy 18.34% said excess sugar 2.01% said liquid calories and 1.61% said meat. This was a little surprising to...

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