Spinach Cooking, Recipes, Nutrition, Health

Spinach Does a Body Good

We love spinach! It’s so nutritious, healthy, versatile, easy to cook, fun to grow, delicious… And you can add spinach to everything. Well maybe not quite EVERYTHING, but there’s spinach dip, pie, quiche, lasagna, salad, soup, pizza, pasta, ravioli, bread, frittata, even creamed and pickled spinach – with endless variations. The versatility of spinach alone […]

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How to Eat A Good Veg or Vegan Breakfast

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Mom Was Right – A Healthy High Protein Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day Excerpt from our popular eBook, Get Enough Protein in Your Veg Diet. Skipping breakfast is a popular sport! It’s hard to know exactly how many kids go to school without breakfast in the morning, or adults rush off […]

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10 Quick Easy Cooking Tips for Veg or Vegan

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How to Eat a Healthy Veg Diet With Little Time or Inclination to Cook Most vegetarians and vegans I know don’t have much time to cook. Some of them aren’t that fond of cooking either. They do it to survive and hopefully thrive. But they know that’s not gonna happen if they eat the cheap […]

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Gassy Baby! Something You Ate? Maybe Not!

Gassy Baby

5 Helpful Tips for Gassy Babies & Their Moms Anyone who has walked the floor at night with a gassy baby will agree to give up anything if it will stop the pain. Sleep deprived, jiggling an increasingly heavy baby, I racked my brain. What in the world had I eaten to cause this misery? […]

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Vegetarian School Lunch Ideas

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Kid Friendly Lunch Box Ideas & Healthy Recipes School is starting and kids need all kinds of stuff! Clothes, school supplies, and lunches. I don’t know if you’ve checked out school lunch menus, but last time I looked, they weren’t very veg friendly. In fact, my stepdaughter says, even if you aren’t a vegetarian they […]

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The Post Partum Vegetarian: Mom and Baby

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The Arrival Of A Vegetarian Baby Girl! Baby Yosefina is a month old, and my brain is starting to produce coherent thoughts again! Yay! When Mom said my brain would turn to mush at the end of my pregnancy, I was skeptical. I’ll be just fine, I thought. I’m strong. I’ll work right up until […]

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Teen Vegetarian Vitamin Deficiencies

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Happy Teen goes vegetarian, gets tired & depressed. Got vitamins? Hi, I’m worried about my daughter. She has stopped eating meat for nearly 18 months now, she is 18 years old and is feeling very tired and depressed. I think it has something to do with lack of vitamins! She eats some chicken now and […]

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Does Sprouting Increase Protein?

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High intensity exerciser asks: does sprouting seeds increase protein? Message for Savvy Vegetarian: I have googled protein count when sprouting and there doesn’t seem to be much difference whether sprouting or not? You say sprouting increases protein availability by 30% and carbs decrease by 15%. If this is the case that would be great! I […]

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Pregnant Vegetarian 6: Doctors and Nutrition

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Zoe Gets Off Her Soapbox And Back In The Produce Section Well, I had to get a new Obgyn. Thanks a lot Corporate America. My employer changed insurance companies and now my former doctor is out of network. So, off to the new doctor, and a rehash of the I’m-a-vegetarian conversation. Sigh. Apparently, Obgyns do […]

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‘Real’ Cheese Addictive, ‘Vegan’ Cheese an Oxymoron

Vegan Cheese

Would I buy vegan cheese if it weren’t an oxymoron? One of the hardest things for me to give up when I went vegan was Parmesan cheese. I was used to eating it on just about everything. Eventually, long after the parmesan addiction had lost its grip, I found a substitute, made with ground walnuts, […]

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