Healthy Eating Articles

These healthy eating articles are here to help you get on track with a balanced healthy eating plan, and showing you how to have fun while maintaining it.

Best Vegan Protein Powder *Update!

Best vegan protein powder, and whether you actually need any

I always have an eye out for the best vegan protein powder. There's protein in beans, whole grains, quinoa, nuts, seeds, curry powder, and pretty much all whole plant foods.

When I calculate how much protein I need as a vegan, I know I can get more than enough from the foods I eat on a regular basis (like these omega-3-pumped squares).

So I'm not at all worried about getting enough protein on a healthy eating plan without meat, but because I'm very active (running, yoga, strength training, roller derby), I find protein powders to be useful.

I use protein powders in my smoothies after long training runs, and found them particularly helpful in training for my last half marathon to minimize recovery time between runs. If you're interested in nutrition for vegan runners, I have a workshop coming up - sign up here for more info.


How do you get enough B vitamins?

How do you get enough B vitamins? Food sources + supplements

B vitamins are a topic that keep coming up again and again... I've discussed B12 deficiency symptoms and how much B12 you should take.

Today I recap the food sources of B vitamins, why we might need supplements to boost our levels, and why I take a B complex rather than just B12.

A new supplement I found: VRP Extension B-Plex. (Use the code HEATHER40 for 40% off)


Smoothiefest + Blendtec Giveaway!!

Enter the #giveaway for your chance to win a brand new Blendtec!

Want to take your smoothie game up a giant notch? Grab yourself a BlendTec blender, it took my smoothies from average to spectacular.

I am SO excited to share that one of you lucky people has a chance to win one!

Blendtec will be sending one of you a Designer 625 (with a wildside jar, which is FANTASTIC) plus a twister jar (which is perfect for making hummus and salad dressings and other thick things)!

Enter the giveaway down below!


How to cut a mango like a pro - a juicy, delicious mango...

How to cut a mango like a pro

This is just me, sharing my well-honed technique for cutting my favorite fruit.


What causes adrenal fatigue? Top 3 culprits keeping you from living life!

What causes adrenal fatigue? Top 3 culprits keeping you from living life!

I hear so often from friends, clients and just people on the street that they're dealing with adrenal fatigue, and trying to figure out what causes it.

Adrenal fatigue is a horrible condition to live with because it drains your energy and makes life a struggle - rather than a special occasion.

It's an issue that's become so widespread, and when you look at what causes adrenal fatigue it's not actually that surprising - because the top 3 culprits are so common!

And easy solution - next time you're grocery shopping, pick up these five foods. I eat them pretty much every single day to boost my energy and immune system, and keep my hair, skin and nails healthy.


Almonds: What Makes Them Healthy + How To Eat Them

Almond <3 - super nutritious, and ideas on how to eat them - including DIY chocolate!

Easter weekend means chocolate and bunnies! Around my house, we also used to find Ribena left by Easter bunny... not sure why, but I'm having blackcurrant tea in honor of that tradition!

I'll also be having some dark chocolate, which is a lovely treat, or if you want to go fully homemade try my chocolate bark with just 3 ingredients!

I had a quick snack of some almonds, which would make a lovely Easter treat and are also super healthy! Check out their stats:


Mango Cookbook Giveaway!!

Mango cookbook #giveaway!

When I went to Austin, Texas last year to speak at BlogHer Food, something amazingly awesome happened... I was invited to a mango party!

Check out how excited I was in this video!


Nutrition CHAMPS Cookbook Giveaway!

Nutrition CHAMPS Cookbook Giveaway!

I was so happy when I heard that my dear friend, Jill Nussinow, said that she was writing a new cookbook. Jill goes by the name The Veggie Queen, which is totally apt!

Jill is a Registered Dietitian, and is a wonderful chef who does full justice to the amazingly healthy array of whole plant foods out there.


One Pot Meal Ideas

One pot meals: less dishes, limit overeating, simplify meals

A lot of my meals are made in one pot, for many reasons. The most obvious is that it keeps dishes at a minimum, since it only uses one pot.

Having one dish means that your tastebuds are satisfied with less food than if you have lots of different flavors on your plate. Think of Thanksgiving dinner, and tons of side dishes, and how you need to eat just enough of each one to feel satisfied - even though you're overstuffed.

One pot meals keep things simple in terms of time spent making a meal, and also in terms keeping your evening meal a bit lighter for easier digestion before bed.


Everything You Want To Know About Pressure Cooking! Live Q&A with JL Fields

Everything You Want To Know About Pressure Cooking! Live video Q&A with JL Fields

I am SO excited to finally be hosting a live q&a with JL Fields!

See, I bought a pressure cooker a few months ago because I was sick of buying canned beans, but I didn't want to use up a couple hours worth of gas or electricity cooking them on the stove.

Unfortunately, I had a few mishaps in trying it out and lost motivation. I know that JL is a pro with her pressure cooker (literally, she just published a book called Vegan Pressure Cooking) so I wanted to ask her for some tips.


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