A meal planning blog post is something that I have been thinking about doing for a loooooong time now. The start of the new year seemed like the perfect opportunity to just get on with it. I am going to take you through my process of planning, purchasing and then creating the finished products…the meals! I want to keep the post relatively short so it doesn’t take up too much of either of our time to get through it. Hopefully you will learn a new tip or trick to save money or time or money and time or something all together different yet equally awesome. If you have further questions about anything or if you have a brilliant idea to share then please feel free to comment below.
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It’s great to grab-and-go in the morning. Sometimes busy mornings prevent us from making balanced breakfast choices and we never want to miss out on the first fueling of the day!
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This guide is for the procrastinator like myself. It’s now the 23rd of December and you may be running short on time and out of ideas. Here are some of our favorite gift ideas!
- T-shirts with a vegan message are always a win! Check out the great t-shirts from local designers at Goods and Evil.
“There are two brains behind Goods and Evil. They strive for balance. Occasionally they are both good…or both evil. That’s when things get really exciting!”
- Kitchen gadgets. Most vegans love to cook, but like everyone else they are often short on time. Here are some nifty items that will help to save some time preparing amazing vegan cuisine right at home!
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We threw a party! A vegan cheese party, and it went over pretty damned well.
What led to this? Well quite simply, if you lined up all the vegetarians and some omnivores and asked them “why not vegan” most would likely respond, “cheese”. Cheese is the reason why many will not consider a dairy-free diet. So we wanted to illuminate the diverse, multifaceted and oh-so flavorful aspects within the current dairy-free plant-based cheese world, which has come a long way!
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Whether you’ve heard (or read) the term Balance Bowls / Buddha Bowls / Power Bowls, the gist is all the same: the bowl is your vessel to pack with whole foods to fuel your body and mind. Think My Plate, but a bowl instead. It’s the latest trend but not a passing fad as it simply promotes mindful balance.
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Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day!
“First celebrated in 2008, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day commemorates the dedication of RDNs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to increase the awareness of registered dietitian nutritionists as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDNs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day and National Nutrition Month® promote the Academy and RDNs to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.”
This year on RDN day, I want to highlight some of my fellow RDN’s that also follow a VEGAN diet and lifestyle! So you can get to know them a little better I had them answer these questions…
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If you’ve got the time, try this slow-cooked stock recipe for your homemade seitan. This particular stock is of the brown variety, which will give your seitan that deep ‘beefy’ flavor. It’s the go-to for our very own seitan recipe as seen in earlier posts. If you’re not already hip to that kernel of awesome stop what you are doing and check out our homemade savorylicious seitan recipe here. (It’s really freakin good!)
Our stock recipe is really simple, it just requires time…
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Ok, so we are jumping on the avocado toast bandwagon here at ecoRDN! Why? Because it’s delicious, filling (from all that good fat), gorgeous (just look at all the IG posts!) and amazing (amazingly simple and nutritious that is)!
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Per the USDA Nutrient Database, a 3.5 oz serving of yellow split peas contain 25 grams of protein, 26 grams of dietary fiber, 61% of our DV of Thaimine (B1), 34% DV of Pantothenic Acid (B5), and 69% DV of Folate (B9). Along with a decent offering of Iron (31%) these peas could quite possibly be viewed as the vitamin B’s knees!
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Winter bellies beckon for warm spice fuels to satiate during the coldest of months. Try our seasonal inspired overnight oats to begin your day!!!
January is National Oatmeal Month, so we at ecoRDN are sharing our favorite overnight oat recipes fit for the frosty & famished! Start your New Year off right with these easy dairy-free recipes that are sure to satisfy.
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