Tag: health

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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History of the Toothbrush and Making The Switch to Bamboo Toothbrushes

“The earth does not belong to man. Man belongs to the earth.” – Chief Seattle A few days ago I posted on GrateFull Eats and discussed my new bamboo straws, today I’m talking about bamboo toothbrushes! If you haven’t read my post on straws yet, you should go here: Why I Ditched Plastic Straws for Bamboo Straws This post will discuss how the modern toothbrush came into existence and the basics of a bamboo handle toothbrush. Before I get into the history of toothbrushes, I want to share that in 2003, a survey conducted by MIT showed participants ranking the…

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Why I Ditched Plastic Straws for Bamboo Straws

Ever thought about what happens to disposable plastic straws when they’re no longer useful? I have and what I found was not heart-happy information. I found out most straws end up in the ocean to be broken down and eaten by sea creatures. Finding this information sparked an interest in me to look for more ecological options. I found that the company I’ve been buying bamboo toothbrushes from also sells bamboo straws! What an exciting concept. Natural and biodegradable straws are not new ideas though. History of the Drinking Straw Straws made of rye were utilized in history by beer drinkers to filter out fermented particles.…

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15 ways you can lessen your environmental impact without changing your diet

Greetings and namaste, Today I am sharing my favorite 15 ways you can reduce your impact on the environment without changing your diet, since I already talked about that in a different post. We, as humans, are accountable for our own actions and how we live on this planet. We need to, as a species, live more responsibly. Some of these actions may seem small but if we all do what we can, little by little we WILL make a difference. Plus, my heart has been happier and lighter since I’ve made these changes and I think yours will too.  ‘If you think…

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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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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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10 Plant Based Food Prep Meal Ideas

10 Plant Based Food Prep Meal Food Ideas Today I will share 10 of my favorite simple plant based meals! I will try to add some new food photos later but for now, my phone is having trouble loading. Food Prep Idea 1. Oatmeal: This can be made fresh in the morning or overnight, as overnight oats.  To make overnight oats, use the ratio 1:2 for Oats: Liquid. For a serving for two, start with one cup of oats and 2 cups of milk of choice. If you have some chia seeds or flax seeds, add them for an extra…

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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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