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A Bag of Potatoes, Microwaves and Being Kind

A few weeks ago I got this e-mail: “Hello, My name is Nancy I am 74 years old. I live on a fixed income and I am disabled. I have diabetes (type 2), and a bad heart. I am very limited in what I can do. I can’t cook anymore, or cut up vegetables. I want to be healthy, please help.” My response to Nancy was that I was so proud of her for wanting to become healthy, and that despite that she has some difficulty getting around, chopping vegetables or even cooking, I was sure we could help her figure something out. I went through ways that she could eat healthier, despite her limitations. First, we found a grocery delivery service for her that doesn’t charge over a certain amount. Second, we picked out things that she would not have to prepare. It was mostly all frozen food, oatmeal, some cereals, all things that she only needed to open a bag and heat up in a microwave. Even some of that was hard for her. The easiest things were the steamed bags (frozen and not frozen). We found that steamed brown rice and steamed (packaged) potatoes were the most simple things for her to prepare, and provided a good source of calories for her as well. She didn’t have to wash the potatoes, poke holes in them or even [&hellip

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Plant-Strong on the Go!

Plant-strong On The Go As college students, we are almost always on the move.  Some days, it seems like time just isn’t on our side.  [&hellip

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Adventures with Ami: What’s in Your Cup? Part 2

Last time we discussed sparkling waters. A bigger topic than one might imagine.  The seem to be the hot new thing out there.  Water can [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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Adventures with Ami: What’s in Your Cup?

Figuring out the food on a plant-based whole foods plan can be the easy part for some.  The difficulty comes when figuring out what to [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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The Power of Momentum

I hate ruts. I had managed to get myself in a rut when it came to working out last month. Things were just so busy, [&hellip

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