Best Vegan Snack Ideas

Mindless eating is known to cause weight gain and a whole host of health problems if poor choices are habitual. However, snacking can be healthy and beneficial when done with the right intention.

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Bridget Henley
How to Grocery Shop as New Vegan

As a new vegan or plant-based enthusiast, navigating the grocery store can be overwhelming. But, don’t fret, grocery shopping can be fun, especially when the market is full of interesting, nutritious and delicious plant-based options!

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Bridget Henley
How to Stay Vegan on Your Summer Vacation

Grab your swimsuit, flip flops, the book you’ve dying to read and dive into summer vacation. Now is the time to unwind, relax, and enjoy yourself. Sure, have fun, indulge in a couple more drinks than you might normally, but there’s no reason to sacrifice your health when a little homework and creative thinking will make all the difference in your energy, mindset, and well-being. Here’s how you can stay on track with your plant based life during your summer vacation.

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Bridget Henley
How Food Affects Your Skin

Your skin can tell you a lot about what's going on inside your body. Chinese medicine interprets features of the skin to reveal deeper issues within the body. Color, texture, dryness, lines and breakouts indicate imbalance within caused by a whole host of things, including the foods you eat and the beverages you drink. Learn what your skin is telling you and which foods protect and boost the largest organ in your body — your skin.

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Staying Healthy on the Road

During the holiday season, travel can be a source of dread. Endless holiday travel to parties and family get-togethers often threatens the hard work you’ve put in on your body all year. However, surviving the holidays with both your sanity and health uncompromised is possible. Here are a few helpful hints to keep you healthy on the road this year.

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Vitamin D: Should You Supplement?

As the temperature drops and the daylight hours shorten, you may find yourself with less time and inclination to be outside. One essential benefit to being outside is sun exposure and subsequent vitamin D synthesis. However, depending on where you live, you may not get enough exposure to the sun during the fall and winter months to make adequate vitamin D.

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3 ways to Warm up with Ginger

Cooler months are rapidly approaching and the need for warmth is vital. Ginger is a fantastic warming spice that is also a “functional food.” When you're looking to expand your ginger repertoire outside of moscow mules and gingersnaps, try these 3 delicious sauces: Orange-Ginger Dressing (perfect for a salad), Ginger-Peanut Sauce (noodle night), and Date-Ginger Syrup (a new way to spice up your oatmeal).

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Coconut oil: healing salve or harmful fad?

So you bought a jar of coconut oil. Maybe you picked it up thinking you’d replace butter for something healthier. However, as big as the hype is on the health benefits of coconut oil, it's also notorious for its saturated fat content, leaving a health conscious individual as yourself in limbo. Let's consider what we know.

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