Recently, my daughter received all of her textbooks before heading off to college this fall. A required class for first year students is Health. She started reading through the book and was surprised that they said to approach a plant-based diet with ‘caution’ because you had to watch your nutrients very closely. They also referred to the “importance of combining vegetarian proteins during a meal to get a complete protein.” The amazing thing is that this book was published in 2015!
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Snacks should be quick, easy, and convenient. There are so many healthy snacks to choose from such as fresh fruit and cut veggies, baked tortilla chips, bean dips, salsas, whole grain and low-fat crackers, and oil-free popcorn. If we shift our “snacking mindset,” we discover that it can also be cheap and easy to incorporate healthier whole foods as snacks.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay. Choosing whole, plant-based foods is always the healthiest option, and it’s often the easiest, since you won’t have to sift through ingredients. Buying whole foods also tends to be cheaper, since you aren’t paying for the extra processing and packaging. This lack of packaging is why it often pays to buyRead more The post Reading Food Labels Part 1: Breakfast appeared first on PlantPure Nation.
Dr. Cheryl True is the group leader of “Heartland Rooted” in Davenport, Iowa. Although vegetarian for many years, after hearing Dr. T. Colin Campbell speak at a lifestyle medicine conference a few years ago, she shifted her diet to WFPB. She took Dr. Campbell’s Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate course, which cemented her decision even further, and also became aRead more The post Pod Spotlight: Heartland Rooted, Davenport Iowa appeared first on PlantPure Nation.
Pictured: Phil Eherenmen, Midge Steuber, and Dave Holland. Midge Steuber is the group leader of the “Port Townsend (& Beyond) Vegan Group” in Port Townsend, Washington. In a seaport community where salmon is king, followed by elk, Midge has started a successful, and thriving pod group. They currently have 139 members, and the group hasRead more The post Pod Group Spotlight: Port Townsend (& Beyond) Vegan Group appeared first on PlantPure Nation.