Healthy Food Options

Meatless, dairy free, and soy free

Coconut Aminos

Saturday, August 2, 2014

If you suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), soy sauce can potentially raise your blood pressure due to its high sodium content.   93 percent of soy in the United States is genetically modified and some companies use GMO soybeans to make their soy sauce. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to soy sauce with lower ...

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Practically Raw by Amber Shea Crawley

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Last December, I decided to eat 100% raw for two weeks.  Two weeks turned into two months thanks to the help of this magnificent book:  Practically Raw by Chef Amber Shea Crawley.  I first heard about this book from one of my sisters who raved about it. Practically Raw is a user-friendly, raw cookbook that includes ...

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Probiotics: Your Gut’s Best Friends

Monday, March 10, 2014

When you think of bacteria, some thoughts that come to mind are illness, infections, germs, and gross.  How do consuming friendly bacteria sound?  Not too appetizing, right?  Well, there's a group of beneficial bacteria that can dramatically improve your health.  The microorganisms that I’m referring to are called probiotics. Probiotics are live bacteria that are similar ...

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Meatless and Soy-Free Burgers!

Monday, January 28, 2013

When I first switched over to a plant-based food program, I found myself reminiscing about how tasty the hamburgers from In&Out and Fuddruckers were.  However, I didn’t forget how horrible and tired I felt after eating them.  When buying meatless burgers at the grocery store, I encountered one disappointment after another.  The ones I tried ...

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Organic Popcorn..a healthy snack!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Who can resist the smell of popcorn?  Depending on how it’s prepared, popcorn can be a healthy snack.  However, it’s gotten a bad rep throughout the years because of the pesticides found in conventional (non-organic) popcorn.  Microwave popcorn has added fuel to the fire.  Studies have shown that perfluorooctanoic, a likely carcinogen, is present when ...

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Raw Food for Beginners

Monday, September 6, 2010

When I'm incorporating a cleansing and detoxification program, I always eat 100 percent raw.   Aside from that, 80 percent of my food program is raw consisting of nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.  My cooked food consists of grains, beans, and other plant-based dishes.  When I began on my journey of a healthier lifestyle, I became ...

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