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Vegan Chia Seed Jam Recipe // 6 Benefits to Eating Chia Seeds

Ch-ch-ch-chhiiiaa! Not talking about Chia Pets here, but Chia seeds… They’re a super food that is really easy to incorporate into daily living and recipes. Want to get more nutrition without making dramatic changes to your diet?  Start eating chia seeds! Chia seeds are a nutrient dense super food. They are low-calorie, and high in omega 3’s, digestible carbs, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and antioxidants. That’s 9 health benefits  from one food… heck, from one type of seed!  In one tablespoon of chia seeds, there are 60 calories, 5 grams of carbs with 4 grams of digestible fiber (15% RDV), 3…

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Going Vegan is the best thing we can do for our Earth

Environmental Benefits of a Vegetarian and Vegan lifestyle: *Links to original sources below or in highlighted blue* Reduce Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions and slow the pace of Climate Change The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) in 2006 that 18 percent of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions are caused by livestock/livestock agriculture, according to “Livestock’s Long Shadow.” In 2013 the FAO changed the number to 14.5 percent. Since then, this number has been assessed to be vastly larger when environmental specialists employed by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation of UN specialized agencies have developed a widely-cited…

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Healthy and Satisfying Zucchini Brownie Recipe

Part 2.5: Zucchini Protein Brownie Apologies for the delay! This zucchini brownie recipe was inspired by a post I found on Pinterest for a simple, protein zucchini brownie yummy and healthy enough for breakfast. Bonus, it is vegan, free from added sugars and gluten! I was a little skeptical trying a zucchini brownie recipe, but it fulfilled every desire I had… Crispy Outer Layer Rich and Sweet Soft and Creamy Inside Cake Like Texture (versus a brownie texture) Hearty and Filling I served this zucchini brownie recipe to my family with success. They don’t eat too much plant based Vegan,…

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Fresh and Healthy Cheesy Lentil Recipe

  First: my cheesy lentil toss recipe. This recipe doesn’t have exact measurements, except for the sauce. I figured everyone could make the amount they wanted based on preference and family size. I made mine 50/50 lentils/rice ratio and just added veggies I liked for flavor and nutrition. Cheesy Lentil Toss Rice and/or quinoa Lentils Broccoli Mushrooms Sweet bell Peppers Onion Fresh Garlic Cheese Sauce Cheese Sauce Yield: 1 1/3 cups sauce 1 1/2 cups unsweetened, unflavored almond milk* 3/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/8 cup coconut oil or margarine 1/8 cup flour 2-4 teaspoon dijon mustard 2 cloves fresh garlic,…

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Vegan Eating for Fitness Lifestyle, Pre and Post Workout Meal Ideas

Hello again, my friends! It’s been a while, not too long, but long enough for me to share two vegan food recipes today! One will be a vegan cheesy lentil toss and the other a simple vegan zucchini protein brownie. This will be a two part post; part one where I explain how I eat in regards to fitness and part two where I share the recipes. Vegan Eating for Fitness Lifestyle As this is a one-stop-blog for health, fitness, and good eats, I am going to share why I chose these two vegan recipes. Lately, I’ve been focusing a lot on…

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6 (Why you should ‘Scoop the Poop’)

Hello! Today I want to talk about a not fun topic… the environmental benefits to scooping dogs poop when walking them or taking them outside. Now scooping poop is not my favorite thing to do when walking my dog, but it is a necessary and integral part of taking walks. Taking walks every day impacts my health and my dogs health in a positive way. It is a step towards healthy living I can make every day that requires little effort. The hardest part, honestly, is always leaving my house. As long as I pick a prime time to walk where its…

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