Tag: natural

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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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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Recipe for Vegan Ricotta Cheese

Hello! Today I would like to share a vegan cashew ricotta recipe with you… Those with no dietary restrictions or self imposed choices enjoy it, as do all the vegetarians and vegans that have tried it. I tried this recipe mixed into a ziti dinner for my family with success. While no one else in my family eats a vegan lifestyle, they are pretty open to trying new things and will always give me an honest review. Before I tossed the ricotta, sauce and pasta together I asked my mom to try a spoonful of just the cheese… Now I’ve has this ricotta before and…

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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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4 (Recipe: Natural Deodorant)

Hello! Today will have a 2 part post. Part one: a natural recipe for deodorant you can make at home! and Part two: my journey through the grocery store today. This is part one where I share my deodorant with you! This is NOT an antiperspirant deodorant. This is a ‘prevents sweat from stinking’ deodorant… so fair warning, you will sweat wearing this. Sweating in general doesn’t bother me. It’s when I start to smell my body detoxing and the funk in the sweat that makes me self-conscious. That’s why I love having this natural recipe to beat funky smells but not…

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