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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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Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Greetings Gr(AteFull) friends and family, I have a special recipe to share with you today. It’s a favorite of mine at the moment, especially since we’re in the season of squash. Butternut squash macaroni and cheese! First I want to ask, have you heard of or used nutritional yeast before? Well, if you haven’t, you should try it because it’s DA BOMB… and here’s why: Nutritional yeast provides a vegan protein source with all nine essential amino acids- which are building blocks to protein. Most of these amino acids can typically only be received into the body by consuming animal products. As a…

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Thanksgiving is here!

Hello, my GrAteFull Friends and Family! Happy Thanksgiving! Today is one of my favorite holidays, even as a vegan with limited food options in some environments because there’s something so special about family and friends coming together over food. (Yeah, I know that’s not the historical reason we celebrate but BAH HUM BUG, I am here for the good vibes and food!) I don’t have any new recipes I’m ready to share or any words of ‘vegan wisdom’ , but with that being said, I hope everyone gets to enjoy some quality time and quality food with people we love.…

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What is Plant Based, Vegan living?

Namaste, from my compassionate heart to yours, Plant based living can be confusing and difficult. Especially when first starting out with a new lifestyle diet. I say lifestyle diet because many people who choose to eat more plant based, or go vegetarian, or vegan do not choose to go back to eating the way they did before thus becoming a lifestyle diet. I am here to talk about my personal journey and what has worked for me and why I continue on this sometimes difficult but incredibly rewarding journey. Now, while I identify with being Vegan and sharing Vegan views,…

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Easy Vegan Falafel Recipe (with added greens)

Hello! This site has been going through a rebirth… PlantBasedFun has been rebranded as Gr(AteFull) Eats. PlantBasedFun started as a vegan blog for me to share my personal growth with health and fitness tips. I expect Gr(AteFull) Eats to continue to grow as such but also to have more focus on vegan recipes with superfoods and ‘hidden’ veggies, whole nutrition and living gratefully. For me, it is just as important to create food in a loving manner as it is to eat nutritious food. Any food created with loving intention will always have something better about it than any store bought version of…

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