Foods to Keep You Full

As someone who loves food and loves to eat, one of my favorite things about eating a whole food, plant-based diet is that nearly all of the foods that I can eat have a lower calorie density than their animal-based or processed counterparts. This basically means that I can eat more volume and still be eating fewer calories - a win in my book! 

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5 Simple Steps to Add More Plants Into Your Diet

By adding more plants to your normal routine, you will be increasing the amount of antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients you eat, which is an awesome way  to lean into, or maintain a whole food plant-based lifestyle.

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Small Space Gardens

Because of space limitations, this summer was the first time in many years that I did not have a garden.  One of my favorite things to do in past summers was to walk out into the garden and pick a handful of herbs to brighten my plant-based dishes.  I decided to create a “small-space garden” on our front porch steps and planted rosemary, basil, thyme and mint in pots.  They turned out to be a decorative, productive and attractive addition to our front porch. 

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Summer Fun with Kids

I know I tend to stick to ‘food,’ so this blog is slightly off topic.  But this is about a topic I love – kids!  My first career was teaching, and in between years of teaching, I spent some time at home with three kids.  I think it is safe to say I spent lots of time with kids, inside and outside the

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Getting the Most out of Your Summer Veggies!

During the summer we love to visit our local farmer’s markets and stock up on a bounty of fresh and colorful produce.  The only problem is that often times we get home and unpack all of the beautiful fruits and vegetables and are a bit overwhelmed with how  to use all of it! 

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10 Plant-Based Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist

1.) The Plant Yourself Podcast Howard Jacobson, a plant-based health speaker, educator, and coach, interviews “guests who are healing the world in various ways. From plant-based nutrition to joyful movement, to evidence-based healthcare, to gardening, to environmental action, to social justice, to spiritual common sense.” 2.) Lean Green DAD Corey Warren is “a husband, father of three, andRead more The post 10 Plant-Based Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Share Your Jumpstart Testimonials!

Do you, or does someone you know have a Jumpstart success story? PlantPure Wellness is looking for your jumpstart testimonials and success stories! PlantPure Wellness is designed to provide organizations with education and meals so that employees can learn about, experience, and sustain a plant-based lifestyle. We want to share your success stories to motivate,Read more The post Share Your Jumpstart Testimonials! appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Pizza Party

Pizza has so many endless variations and shortcuts!  This delicious Artisan Pizza Dough is the perfect beginning to a great pizza.  Choose your style of sauce and toppings and now you have a meal everyone is sure to enjoy.  Pizza in our house means cooking together where everyone has the opportunity to customize their favoriteRead more The post Pizza Party appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Our Favorite Super Bowl Appetizers

Cauliflower Buffalo Bites 1 cup nondairy milk 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes 1 cauliflower head, broken into florets 10 ounces oil-free Frank’s Red Hot Sauce 1 cup blue cheez Dressing Carrot/Celery sticks, for servingRead more The post Our Favorite Super Bowl Appetizers appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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The Musical Fruit

Remember this little ditty? Beans, beans the musical fruit, The more you eat the more you toot, The more you toot, the better you feel, So eat your beans at every meal! It’s true!  Plant-based diets are higher in fiber so as people transition to this lifestyle, a common occurrence is to experience a bitRead more The post The Musical Fruit appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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