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  • Lunch Today: Asparagus and Baby Spinach Salad with Tahini Dressing

    by Paula Gallagher | May 29, 2019

    We are still enjoying the asparagus harvest around here. In-season asparagus is definitely a favorite, plus it offers a low-calorie way to boost your diet with bone-strengthening vitamin K and folate, as well as fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, vitamins A, C, B and E, and the phytochemicals beta-carotene and chlorophyll. Combined with baby spinach (or any other tender green) and delicious tahini dressing makes this a perfect spring lunch, or a great side dish for dinner.

    Although the dressing is a bit prep intensive, it can be made and ahead and stored in the fridge for up to a week. You can also use it on other foods as well! Read more

  • Lunch Today: Veggie and Lentil Salad

    by Paula Gallagher | May 21, 2019

    The weekend that kicks off summer is around the corner and many will be coming together to enjoy meals together. This recipe is perfect for a potluck. Fresh and filling, this fiber-filled dish is the perfect complement to burgers and hot dogs (especially vegan ones). It also is protein packed, so fill a pita with this veggie and lentil salad and it is a meal all on its own.

    Lentils are packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. The veggies offer a wonderful freshness plus tons of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Easy to make and delicious, this vegan salad will please everyone. This is a versatile recipe, so feel free to experiment with your favorite vegetables. Read more

  • Invest in Kids’ Health with Plant-Based School Lunches

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | May 13, 2019

    This week, 100 health organizations and experts joined together to share an important message with lawmakers: Investing in plant-based school lunches will save lives and billions of dollars in health care costs.

    The group wrote a letter in support of AB 479, a California bill introduced by Assembly member Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys), which would incentivize schools that add plant-based entreés and plant milks to their menus. The bill recently passed through the California Assembly Education Committee with a 5-0 vote, Read more

  • 9 Ways to Support Earth Day Every Day

    by Paula Gallagher | April 22, 2019

    Today is Earth Day. It is a day recognized worldwide to bring awareness and support for protection of the environment. Earth Day brings attention to a large number of issues that need to be addressed, such as pollution of the ocean, debris left over on land, climate change, conservation of the Earth’s ecosystems, energy conservation, soil corruption, corrosion, overpopulation, nuclear issues, the depletion of the ozone layer, the depletion of the earth’s natural resources, the introduction of wastes and toxicants into the wilderness and the seas, nanotechnology, deforestation of rain forests, and the endangerment of many species. Read more

  • The Dangers of Industry-Influenced Dietary Guidelines

    by Susan Levin, MS, RD, CSSD | April 2, 2019

    Cholesterol from eggs raises the risk of heart disease and early death, according to a new study in JAMA. The news shouldn’t come as a shock. Decades of research has shown the dangers of dietary cholesterol. So what made the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans almost drop cholesterol warnings? Industries with an interest in keeping Americans unhealthy.

    After the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released its report stating that cholesterol is no longer “a nutrient of concern for overconsumption,” the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine filed a lawsuit Read more

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