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04 Mar Mardi Gras!

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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 (Susan from Fat Free Vegan) happens to be from Louisiana, and she knows how to make some great Louisiana dishes!

So why not celebrate Mardi Gras in a healthier way? Enjoy some of these great Mardi Gras inspired recipes!

King Cake cookies

Real Louisiana Red Beans & Rice

Creole Black Eyed Peas

Cajun Chickpea Cakes

Cajun 15 bean soup

Tofu Jambalaya

Hoppin’ John with Avocado Cucumber Dressing

Stuffed Eggplant and Not So Dirty Rice

Eggplant Creole

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Natala Constantine

Natala is the director of communications for Engine 2 Diet, she is also one of our coaches on our support site, Engine 2 Extra. A few years ago, Natala was at the end of her rope. She was on almost 15 medications daily, had out of control Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, issues with nerve damage, and was morbidly obese. She was just over 30 years old. She decided to take her life back by becoming plant-strong. She has lost over 200 pounds, got off of all of her medications and now has great health numbers. Natala plays the violin and studied music therapy. She became passionate about plant-strong nutrition, received her Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell University, a certificate in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and is currently pursuing a degree in nutritional sciences. Natala is also a featured speaker at our Engine 2 Retreats she talks about the reality of our nations obesity epidemic as well as providing practical steps to becoming a healthier person.

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