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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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.
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.
Kim Campbell Cooking without oil can be a challenge at first, but once you learn how to make the correct substitutions it truly becomes second nature. Also, your taste buds will begin to adapt and change within just a few weeks, reducing your preference for oil. If you are you looking for quick and easyRead more The post Why No Oil? appeared first on PlantPure Nation.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay. Laura Dietrich Something about fall makes me want to eat foods made with pumpkin. I am not sure why, but as soon as the leaves begin to turn and the air gets a bit nippy I want to make something with pumpkin in it. Pumpkin is not only fun to cookRead more The post Favorite Pumpkin Recipe appeared first on PlantPure Nation.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay. We’re always in need of convenient lunch and snack options, which tend to be not only heavily processed, but expensive. When we think lunch, a sandwich is often the first thing that comes to mind, and when thinking snacks, pretzels, crackers, and chips are the most common “snack foods.” First, it’sRead more The post Reading Labels Part 2: Lunch and Snacks appeared first on PlantPure Nation.