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Plant-based over the Holidays

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and all through the supermarket, all the hosts were fretting which foods to target.

Gluten-free, wheat-free, lactose-free, Paleo, Keto, pescetarian, vegetarian or vegan...We could spend hours deciphering how to successfully accommodate each kind of guest for dinner, but because we live on the West Coast and 40% of us identifying with following a vegetarian or vegan diet we will zero-in on how to accommodate a plant-based eater this holiday weekend.


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20 Ways to Get More Plants on Your Plate

Welcome to week 4! Are you ready to get energized? I know I am! Getting more fruit and vegetables in at each meal is not new news. If I had a dollar for every time someone told me to eat more fruit and vegetables I would be a rich fancy lady by now, but unfortunately, this age old advice is harder to put into action than it sounds. Looking for inspiration on how to do this? Look no further and I promise you these tips will not include eating a salad at every meal. But before we jump into them let’s talk about how much produce to buy and storage because we all hate food waste.

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Poppa's Kitchen Wisdom

Before getting into dietetics last September I took ‘cooking lessons’ with the best chef I knew – my grandfather. Considering I started our lessons not knowing there was a proper way to chop an onion, I learnt a lot from him. Yes, I could have taken professional cooking lessons from a fancy school but the hours I spent with my grandfather were priceless and now that he’s no longer with us I will cherish those moments forever. I dedicate this post to my Poppa even though he once called blogs “people’s dirty laundry.” Please enjoy his wisdom as much as I did. 

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Healthy Switcheroos

In 2007, Jessica Seinfeld (yes, Jerry Seinfeld’s wife) put together a cookbook called “Deceptively Delicious” which enabled parents to give kids what they want and what they need at the same time. In other words, she hid vegetables and fruit in recipes such as chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches. We like to think as adults that we’re smart enough to make the right food choices and eat the recommended amount of vegetables and fruit a day…but sadly we’re not. The principle of substitution is genius so please enjoy the healthy switcheroos that I’ve picked up over the years.

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