What Christie Brinkley Eats in a Day to Make 63 Look Like 23
Mar25

What Christie Brinkley Eats in a Day to Make 63 Look Like 23

This week Christie Brinkley returned to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue — almost four decades since her debut in 1979 and 13 years since her last photo shoot in a swimsuit. But she’s definitely still got it in 2017. In fact, the 63-year-old model makes 60-something look like 20-something. And it got us thinking: What is she eating and how in the world does she maintain that killer bikini bod? Here’s everything you need...

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9 Healthy Tips to Help You Start Eating a Vegan Diet
Mar18

9 Healthy Tips to Help You Start Eating a Vegan Diet

If cutting out meat, dairy and eggs leaves you confused about how to eat a healthy, balanced diet, you’re in the right place. Here are 9 healthy tips to starting a vegan diet. You’ve probably heard that eating more vegetables and less meat is healthy. Maybe you’re even feeling inspired to try eating a vegan diet—which excludes all animal products, including dairy and eggs—to improve your health or lose a little weight. Eating a vegan...

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White Bean & Avocado Toast
Mar18

White Bean & Avocado Toast

Mashed avocado and white beans make for a fiber-rich and creamy topping, the perfect partner for a crispy slice of toast. Try it for a quick breakfast or snack. Ingredients 1 slice whole-wheat bread, toasted ¼ avocado, mashed ½ cup canned white beans, rinsed and drained Kosher salt to taste Ground pepper to taste Crushed red pepper (optional) Preparation Prep – 5 m Ready In – 5 m Top toast with mashed avocado and white...

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Blueberry Almond Chia Pudding
Mar18

Blueberry Almond Chia Pudding

Switch up your morning oatmeal routine with this so-easy chia pudding recipe. It’s made just like overnight oats—combine chia and your milk of choice, let soak overnight, then top with juicy blueberries and crunchy almonds and dig in! Ingredients ½ cup unsweetened almond milk or other nondairy milk beverage 2 tablespoons chia seeds 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup ⅛ teaspoon almond extract ½ cup fresh blueberries, divided 1...

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Easy Brown Rice
Mar18

Easy Brown Rice

Here’s the only recipe you need to make perfect brown rice every time! This healthy whole grain is great on its own as a side dish, or use it in your favorite recipes calling for cooked brown rice. Ingredients 2½ cups water or broth 1 cup brown rice Preparation Prep – 5m Ready In – 1 h Combine water (or broth) and rice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender and most...

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Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry
Mar18

Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry

To make this 20-minute vegan curry even faster, buy precut veggies from the salad bar at the grocery store. To make it a full, satisfying dinner, serve over cooked brown rice. When shopping for simmer sauce, look for one with 400 mg of sodium or less and check the ingredient list for cream or fish sauce if you want to keep this vegan. If you like a spicy kick, add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce at the end. Ingredients 2...

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Citrus Lime Tofu Salad
Mar18

Citrus Lime Tofu Salad

This veggie-packed salad has plenty of protein and fiber, so you’ll feel full and satisfied. Prep the ingredients ahead of time for an easy vegan lunch idea to pack for work. Ingredients 2 cups mixed greens 1 cup roasted vegetables, chopped if desired (see associated recipes) 1 cup roasted tofu (see associated recipes) 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons Citrus-Lime Vinaigrette (see associated recipes) Preparation Prep...

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Green Salad with Edamame & Beets
Mar18

Green Salad with Edamame & Beets

This big salad is a feast for the eyes and an everyday way to incorporate nutrient-rich beets and plant-based protein from edamame (green soybeans). If you’re not a fan of cilantro, mix in freshly chopped basil or dill instead. Ingredients 2 cups mixed salad greens 1 cup shelled edamame, thawed ½ medium raw beet, peeled and shredded (about ½ cup) 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro...

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Citrus-Lime Vinaigrette
Mar18

Citrus-Lime Vinaigrette

Tangy and spicy, this citrus-lime vinaigrette with orange juice, jalapeno pepper, and fresh cilantro is perfect tossed with baby arugula. Ingredients ¼ cup canola oil ¼ cup lime juice ¼ cup orange juice 2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeno pepper ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper Preparation Ready In – 10 m In a screw-top jar combine all of the ingredients. Cover and shake well. Nutrition...

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Creamy Vegan Cashew Sauce
Mar18

Creamy Vegan Cashew Sauce

You’ll never guess this creamy sauce is completely vegan, and actually made from pureed cashews. To keep it gluten-free, use tamari. Ingredients ¾ cup raw cashews ½ cup water ¼ cup packed fresh parsley leaves 1 tablespoon lemon juice or cider vinegar 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce ¼ teaspoon salt Preparation Prep – 10 m Ready In – 10 m Combine cashews, water,...

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Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu
Mar18

Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu

Here we marinate tofu cubes in soy sauce and lime juice with a touch of toasted sesame oil, then roast them—perfect tofu every time. Ingredients 2 (14 ounce) packages extra-firm, water-packed tofu, drained ⅔ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce ⅔ cup lime juice 6 tablespoons toasted sesame oil Preparation Prep – 15 m Ready In – 1 h 35 m Pat tofu dry and cut into ½- to ¾-inch cubes. Combine soy sauce, lime juice and oil in a medium...

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Colorful Roasted Sheet-Pan Veggies
Mar18

Colorful Roasted Sheet-Pan Veggies

These easy roasted vegetables will give your plate a pop of color. Give the cubes of butternut squash a head start for 10 minutes to soften in the oven before adding in the other veggies. The broccoli, peppers and onion are naturally more tender than the butternut squash and cook more quickly. That way everything ends up finishing at the same time. Ingredients 3 cups cubed butternut squash (1-inch) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive...

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Roasted Veggie Brown Rice Buddha Bowl
Mar18

Roasted Veggie Brown Rice Buddha Bowl

A healthy and satisfying vegan lunch for one, featuring roasted butternut squash, broccoli, peppers and onions with simple brown rice, lime-marinated tofu and creamy cashew tahini sauce. Ingredients ½ cup cooked brown rice (see associated recipes) 1 cup roasted vegetables (see associated recipes) 1 cup roasted tofu (see associated recipes) 2 tablespoons sliced scallions 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons Creamy Vegan...

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Apple-Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Mar18

Apple-Cinnamon Overnight Oats

It takes just a few minutes in the evening to mix rolled oats and almond milk and you have a head start on a healthy breakfast the following morning. In the morning, top the oatmeal with fresh fruit and toasted nuts. Make up to 4 jars at once to keep in the fridge for quick grab-and-go breakfasts throughout the week. Ingredients ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats (see Tip) ½ cup unsweetened almond milk ½ tablespoon chia seeds (optional)...

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Vegan Banana Bread
Mar18

Vegan Banana Bread

Mashed bananas, flaxseed meal and almond milk make this healthy vegan banana bread deliciously moist and tender. While this quick and easy bread might be eggless and dairy-free, it’s just as delicious as traditional versions. Add bittersweet chocolate chips for a decadent treat. Ingredients 5 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk ¾ cup sugar ⅓ cup canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1½...

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7-Day Vegan Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories
Mar17

7-Day Vegan Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Eating vegan is associated with a decreased risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer. Plus, at 1,200 calories, this vegan weight loss meal plan sets you up to lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds per week. At 1,200 calories, this vegan meal plan sets you up to lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds per week and includes a variety of nutritious foods and balanced meals to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need each...

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Vegan Pancakes
Mar16

Vegan Pancakes

Make classic light and fluffy pancakes vegan with this easy recipe. Try them topped with your favorite nut butter, maple syrup and fresh berries for a satisfying breakfast. Ingredients 1½ cups white whole-wheat flour (see Tip) 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk or other unsweetened nondairy milk ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla...

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Cheap Vegan Meal Plan to Lose Weight
Mar16

Cheap Vegan Meal Plan to Lose Weight

Lose weight—and save yourself money in the process—with this budget-friendly vegan meal plan. Lose weight the right way and save money at the same time with this budget-friendly vegan meal plan. With this 1,200-calorie meal plan, you’re on track to lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds per week without feeling like you’re breaking the bank on specialty “diet” foods. The meals and snacks in this plan feature healthy...

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8 Vegan Transformation Stories that Make you Want to Eat More Plants
Mar16

8 Vegan Transformation Stories that Make you Want to Eat More Plants

When you’re starting out on a plant-based diet, you’re looking for change. Some of us want to reduce the harm that’s done to animals, others care about preserving nature… but for most, feeling better in their bodies is what they are craving most. And who could blame them? So many of us have been struggling with either minor or major health issues, lack of energy, or a generally icky feeling that’s something’s not quite right. Wanting...

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Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta
Mar15

Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta

This Tomato Basil Cream Pasta gets its creaminess from cashews – making it decadent, yet light. It’s the perfect end-of-summer meal for when you need to use up extra tomatoes from your garden! Ingredients 2–3 large, ripe tomatoes 1 cup raw cashews 2 Tbsp. tomato paste 1/4 cup water 2 Tbsp. olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced (optional) 1 pound whole wheat pasta (or gluten-free pasta) 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1–2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper...

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Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry
Mar15

Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry

This easy to make Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry is a healthy vegan recipe that makes a perfect Meatless Monday dinner recipe. It takes less than an hour (mostly hands-off time) to make and is packed full of delicious Indian flavors. Make extras and you’ll have a giant smile on your face at lunch the next day. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon each: cumin seeds and coriander seeds 1 head of garlic, chopped (10-12...

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VEGAN CREAMY SPICY SUN DRIED TOMATO PASTA
Mar15

VEGAN CREAMY SPICY SUN DRIED TOMATO PASTA

A creamy spicy sun dried tomato sauce that’s simple and quick to make. Uses simple ingredients which makes it perfect for a weeknight dinner. Vegan and gluten free when using your favourite gluten free pasta. INGREDIENTS 250g uncooked penne pasta 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 4 to 5 garlic gloves, minced (2 tbsp) 1 1/2 tbsp cornflour 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1/2 tsp salt + pepper to taste 1/2 + 1/4 cup sun dried...

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Creamy Spicy Vegan Pasta (gluten-free, high fiber)
Mar15

Creamy Spicy Vegan Pasta (gluten-free, high fiber)

Incredibly delicious Creamy Spicy Vegan Pasta that’s garlicky too. Taste it and believe it! INGREDIENTS for the sauce 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 3 cloves garlic ¼ cup + 2 tbsp almond milk jalapeno cream cheese (I used Kite Hill) ½ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp salt for the pasta 1 tbsp + 1 tsp extra virgin avocado oil 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (use ½ tsp for less spice) 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 shallot, chopped 1 (8 ounce) box of...

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The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese (Oil-free, Healthy)
Mar15

The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese (Oil-free, Healthy)

If you’re looking for the best vegan mac and cheese out there, look no further! This one tastes almost better than the real thing. But read on… The one single food item that makes a vegan diet kind of hard for some people is at the same time the one that keeps people from switching to a vegan diet: the cheese. We were loving it, we were sneaking it in the early days of our transition, and we couldn’t imagine a life without...

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Vegan Black Bean Meatballs with Zoodles and Marinara
Mar15

Vegan Black Bean Meatballs with Zoodles and Marinara

One of our favorite ways of improving our diet is to come up with healthy versions of our favorite meals. Pizza, pasta, ice cream – none of them have to be cut out if you want to get a leaner and healthier body. Today, and in our upcoming recipe articles, we want to share with you some of our best tips on how to make traditional comfort foods healthy, plant-strong, and weight loss friendly! Because we’re not about deprivation...

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