Pam Kropf

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In the Southern United States, Hoppin’ John (a traditional soul food) is thought to bring prosperity in the New Year. The story goes, that the peas are supposed to bring you good luck and the greens are supposed to bring you money. I am not southern, but man do I love black eyed peas and I love greens so when I first read about this tradition, I was all over it.

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Here are some tips and tricks for navigating the holiday season. While I would absolutely love to give everyone the gift of a plant-strong lifestyle, that is not always well received especially around the holidays. No one wants to feel shamed for what they are consuming and the same should go for you! Do not let anyone make you waiver from eating plant-strong and heart healthy.

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A few days before Plant Stock, Mike took himself off all cholesterol medications telling me it was his way of ensuring that he would never be tempted to cheat on the diet. We immersed ourselves in the program that weekend, tasted new recipes and learned from all of the presenters as well as the great people we met all weekend.

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Here is a list of some of the lunch box items that my kids will get throughout the school year. I am not perfect. I don’t cut their crackers into duck shapes or their sandwiches into suns and moons (truth be told, my kids hate sandwiches). I strive to have a few healthy options in their box every day.