When I discuss the benefits of going meatless one day a week to support the Meatless Monday’s Campaign, I am faced with people who suddenly care so much about getting enough protein. This is sometimes laughable as if you were to take a look at most people’s diets, they are not doing a great job of getting enough nutrients in anyways eating processed foods and meals with little nutritional value. However, there are also those who take care of their bodies and workout regularly who are genuinely concerned with muscle support…to these fit people I can promise you that it is possible to get protein in without eating meat. Especially simply giving it up one day peer week!
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We all know that too much sugar is bad for our health…but did you know sugar is hidden in more ways than you can imagine – in foods that many people have for decades been taught are healthy – and they should be! Follow my blog for updates on the truth behind what’s in your food and see my recently published article about the impacts of sugar beyond your health! And there are many! It’ll have you questioning why we still demand the stuff! See here for my recently published article!
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What the Cluck??? It’s Chicken Month! What you need to know about the chicken you’re buying from your grocery store…
September is National Chicken Month and the ASPCA is raising awareness about the plight of chickens raised on factory farms in order to inspire the us – the public – to demand chicken be raised in healthier, more humane conditions. According to findings from a national survey just released, more than ¾ of chicken consumers wish there were more humanely-raised options available to buy at their local grocery stores.
A Meatless Monday Italian Affair: Courgette (zucchini) pasta using the Veggetti & some delicious sides your guests will never forget!
I am always seeking ways to get creative with healthy meals – especially when trying to show my friends that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! It certainly is not and I think I more than proved that this week! I bought myself the very easy to use and not expensive Veggetti gadget to turn a regular courgette (or Zucchini to my north american friends) into pasta! It has such a similar texture and really satisfies that craving when you are trying to reduce your intake of things like pasta, rice and potatoes. Even if you are not, this is a great way to sneak in more vegetables into your diet, or your kiddies meals without them even noticing!
Many of us have been hearing about the cost to health care systems the rising obesity crises is causing in order to treat diet related illnesses such as type II diabetes, heart disease and various cancers. However, there are many more costs being absorbed by society and individuals than we’re being told! Read my recently published article here to learn more.