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That’s NASty! Non-Caloric Artificial Sweeteners (NAS) Are Making Us Sick!

According to recent research, artificial sweeteners may be just as bad for your health as regular sugar. In fact, a recent study suggests non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) damage your gut bacteria. What does that mean for your health?

That’s NASty! Non-Caloric Artificial Sweeteners (NAS) Are Making Us Sick!2018-12-14T18:15:58+00:00

Warning! Choose healthy greens carefully – Romaine & e. coli

I apologize for using a sensationalized headline. But there's lots of truth to it. In case you haven't heard, a recall of romaine lettuce has been issued by both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), following an outbreak of E. Coli poisoning in 11 States and Canada

Warning! Choose healthy greens carefully – Romaine & e. coli2018-12-02T18:57:32+00:00

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

There's nothing better than homemade comfort food during the holiday season. Gatherings at home with friends and family sharing home cooked meals on these cold winter nights is one of our favorite things.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole2018-11-12T19:51:29+00:00

Vegan Gravy Everyone will Love

Impress family and friends with my easy-to-make healthy gravy recipe as the finishing touch to your meal. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or simply a healthy eater, holiday meals don’t need to feel stressful. Instead, enjoy delicious meals without regret and be thankful you made the right decision! - Veronica

Vegan Gravy Everyone will Love2018-11-25T20:49:09+00:00

Chef V’s Cranberry Sauce

So how do I make cranberry sauce healthy?  To sweeten the organic cranberries, I use coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is much better for your health because it doesn’t spike your blood sugar levels. Take a look. Doesn’t it look just like the real thing? And in my opinion, my cranberry sauce tastes better than traditional Thanksgiving.

Chef V’s Cranberry Sauce2018-11-12T18:13:06+00:00

Sweet Potato Pureé

You just can’t have Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes. But regular mashed potatoes are very starchy. That means the starch quickly converts into sugar. That’s more bad news for your gut. But this healthy Thanksgiving recipe for mashed potatoes uses the nutritiously-superior sweet potato. Instead of regular milk, I use almond or coconut milk. I swear to you that my sweet potato pureé will have the same starchy mouth-feel as regular mashed potatoes. But this version contains way more minerals and is lower in calories.

Sweet Potato Pureé2018-11-12T18:03:22+00:00

Thanksgiving Makeover: Ingredient Swaps for a Healthy Holiday

The smallest things matter the most and in this case, small changes can make a big difference. Simple ingredient swaps this holiday season will help you stay on track while eliminating at the feeling of indulgence guilt. Whether it’s an appetizer or a dessert, these easy changes will help you avoid that pesky holiday weight gain we all hate.

Thanksgiving Makeover: Ingredient Swaps for a Healthy Holiday2018-11-12T19:56:08+00:00