Heart disease may be the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States today, but it doesn’t have to be. Simply changing the way you eat, the way you prepare your meals and the way you look at exercise can help create profound long lasting changes in your health and your heart.
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.
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.
This truly came together in 5 easy minutes. I doubled the recipe because we wanted leftovers. Literally, this is by far the easiest recipe ever. So easy my husband or 10 year old could probably follow it.
I recently signed up for the Engine 2 Meal Planner but I have yet to put it to the test. When the skies opened up and dumped a ton of rain on my kiddos and I after school the other day, I decided that it was the perfect time to test out one of the recipes that I had bookmarked, Pasta e Fagioli! Soup during a downpour just sounded amazing.
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.
My family and I recently took a quick trip to the great state of Washington in the Pacific Northwest. Our destination was Seattle, our time limit was four days and our agenda was to see all that we could see without the use of a car.
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.
Set it and forget it with limited chopping is what I love most of all about this appliance. Here is an easy five ingredient meal that came together based on what I had left in my pantry. It was delicious, it was easy and it was fast!
Watermelon, pickles, potatoes, bananas … these sound like prime summer-time picnic foods right? Believe it or not, these foods are often used as fuel in an ultramarathon event (which is considered any distance over 26.2miles).
They are also foods that Australian Elite Ultrarunner Lucy Bartolomew says she enjoys both on and off the trails.