Make Healthy Eating Easy with the Daily Dozen App

I find most diet and food tracking apps to be a chore to use. All that measuring, weighing, counting, searching, and logging. I just can’t keep up with it! Fortunately, eating a varied and healthy whole food plant-based diet is naturally low-fat (10% or less of total calories) and it provides plenty of protein, (around [...]

How to Overcome Overwhelm When Going Plant-Based

A growing number of individuals are adopting a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. The effectiveness of this way of eating to prevent and reverse chronic conditions and achieve a healthy body and weight - without drugs and their unwanted side-effects - is nothing short of amazing.  Some people make the transition to a plant-based diet practically [...]

Are Green Juices a Healthy Part of a Plant-Based Diet?

For every blog post you’ve read on the benefits of juicing, you’ve probably seen another advising caution. Strangely, some of the juicing naysayers are leaders and organizations promoting a plant-based diet for optimal health. This leads to unnecessary confusion about the health benefits of juicing as part of a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle. [...]

Not-Chicken Green Chile Enchiladas

One of my favorite meals is green chile chicken enchiladas. Before I went plant-based, they were usually the standard chicken and sour cream filled flour or corn tortillas, smothered in salsa verde and a layer of gooey, melted Monterrey jack cheese. Not so healthy. Fortunately, I have a new whole food, plant-based chicken enchilada recipe [...]

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 [...]

Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chipotle Burritos

Burritos are one of my go-to comfort foods. They’re fast, filling, and so full of flavor I don’t miss the oil, cheese or sour cream. This delicious, whole-food, plant-based burrito starts with water sautéed onion and jalapeno pepper. Then I add in diced, cooked sweet potatoes and a couple of handfuls of mixed baby greens. [...]

Differences Between a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet and a Vegan Diet

As a Certified Health Coach, I help individuals transition to a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet and Lifestyle so they can prevent and reverse chronic disease, and lose weight and keep it off. I often get asked what a Whole Food, Plant-Based [WFPB] diet is and how it is different from a Vegan diet. There are [...]