Time to Fall for Veggies!

Did you know that October was National Vegetarian Awareness Month? Although October is nearing its end, it’s still the perfect time to learn more about what it means to be a vegetarian – and if it would fit your lifestyle! Have you ever considered going vegetarian for a day, a week, or a month? Many…

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Fall for Vegetarian Options

Many people have decided to forgo meat and live a vegetarian lifestyle. The reasons people choose to make this change vary from person to person but there are plenty of plant-based food options available for anyone considering vegetarianism.   October is National Vegetarian Awareness Month and the fall is the perfect time to try out…

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Stay Focused on Fiber This Month

January is National Fiber Focus Month.  What better way to start the New Year than to learn about the benefits of fiber and how you can eat more fiber!   Fiber is a form of carbohydrate, also known as roughage or bulk.  It comes from starch from plant and your body cannot break it down…

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6 Tips to Embrace a Vegetarian Lifestyle

Vegetarian and vegan lifestyles are growing in popularity as millions of Americans choose to go meatless, whether it’s because they are animal lovers or feel that eliminating meat from their diet is simply better for their health.   In hopes to bring attention to these lifestyles, October is recognized as National Vegetarian Awareness Month. It…

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Chickpea Vegetable Patties

These Chickpea and vegetable Patties are wonderful as a vegetarian side dish to brighten up a meal, or great on their own as a main course. They are fun to eat wrapped in a piece of lettuce or whole wheat bun with some vegetables. They freeze beautifully, so I will sometimes cook up a large batch and then freeze them in packs of two. On a day where I will be out for a few hours, I can just grab two from the freezer in the morning, and eat them for lunch or as a “midday pick me up snack” once they have defrosted.

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Eat More Vegetables for Earth Day!

Many of us wonder where we will be in 5 years…10 years…20 years.  A recent study has suggested, by the year 2050, the population is expected to increase by a whopping 9 billion people.  According to U.S. news website the Guardian, in order to prevent food shortages in the future the majority of our meat…

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Celebrate National Vegetarian Awareness Week

The second week of September is National Vegetarian Awareness Week! With more restaurants offering vegetarian menu options, supermarkets carrying more vegetarian products, and farmer’s markets popping up left and right, now is a great time to explore leading a more plant based lifestyle. There is a whole host of health benefits that you can gain…

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January 2012: To Your Health

In this issue: Top Nutrition Trends for 2012 • No Diet Resolutions • Edamame Hummus Recipe • Over the years, Americans have tried a wide variety of diet fads and trends. From going on a fat free frenzy in the early 90s to becoming a carb crazed consumer in 2000 and in between the promises of quick weight loss with shakes and meals delivered to your door—we have tried them all. However, I personally think 2012’s weight loss trends are the best of the best thus far.

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