About Stephanie Leach

As a Plant-Based Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, Stephanie Leach works with individuals and families that are ready to reclaim their health and avoid or reverse chronic conditions by helping them transition to a customized whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle that works for them.

Hawaiian Portobello Burgers

Who doesn’t love a good, juicy burger? This portobello burger won’t disappoint. The meaty mushrooms soak up the sweet and savory, ginger and sesame teriyaki sauce, and release those flavors with every bite. Simple slaw provides a  refreshing crunch. Topping the stack with delectable pineapple takes it to another level. Yum! While the taste is [...]

By | 2017-09-07T19:32:42+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

How to Manage Stress During Disaster News Coverage

This past week, Southeast Texas experienced record flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. It’s where I grew up and spent most of my life until about ten years ago. Due to technology, I am able to watch local news channels livestream the devastation, and keep up with friends and family via social media posts. Fortunately, most [...]

By | 2017-08-30T18:46:38+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Healthy Living|2 Comments

Juicing for High Cholesterol

If you have elevated cholesterol, you may be looking for ways to lower it naturally so that you can avoid taking a statin. While avoiding cholesterol laden foods like meat, dairy and eggs help lower serum cholesterol levels, you can also add foods to your diet that will support heart health. Studies show that increased fruit [...]

By | 2017-08-16T20:11:57+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Juicing|0 Comments

Delicious Chickpea Salad

When transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet, the meal that often leaves people in a quandary is lunch. Specifically, what to eat in place of the traditional "meat and cheese" or chicken-salad sandwiches of their childhood. No meat. No cheese. What on earth do you put between the slices of bread? Enter the chickpea. [...]

By | 2017-07-31T08:59:43+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

Easy BBQ Jackfruit

I grew up in Texas, the land of barbecue brisket, ribs and smoked pulled pork. While I no longer crave meat, I still love the spicy sweet, black-pepper heat of a good, thick Texas-style BBQ sauce. Turns out young, green jackfruit is the perfect whole-food, plant-based substitute for meat in a barbecue-style sandwich or baked [...]

By | 2017-07-13T10:34:26+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan|3 Comments

Creator of The Biggest Loser Shares the Power of a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet on The Big Fat Truth

I love a good health transformation story. But I only watched a few episodes of The Biggest Loser. While the contestants’ weight loss was amazing, they were being encouraged to work out like crazy to achieve it. Eight hours a day in the gym, 6 days a week, 1200 calories. They were working so hard! [...]

By | 2017-06-27T16:52:19+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Diets, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Plant-Based Diet vs. a Conventional Diabetes Diet for Weight Loss

If you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your physician may recommend that you lose weight and adopt a diabetes diet. You have a choice to make. And the choice you make will greatly impact the amount of weight you will lose and how you will feel while trying to lose the weight. The American [...]

Tofu Scramble Rancheros

Several years ago, when I was out of town at a health coaching conference, I ordered a tofu scramble for breakfast at the restaurant near my hotel. I was not impressed. It was yellow like eggs, but the taste was bland and the texture mushy. Not like eggs at all. I continued to ignore the [...]

By | 2017-06-07T15:58:48+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Breakfast Recipes, Healthy Eating, Vegan|0 Comments

Spicy Corn, Potato and Green Chile Chowder

If you want to put a plant-based dinner on the table that gets an “Oh, my favorite!” response from family members instead of audible sighs, make this chowder.   This meal is my vegetarian teen son’s favorite whole food, plant-based meal. I have also served it to omnivore friends, and watched them clean their bowls. [...]

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