Chickpeas are so versatile aren’t they! Their buttery nutty flavour makes them delicious in curries, salads, buddha bowls, or as a moorish vegan snack. Not to mention they make hummus and falafel… yum!! Chickpeas are a great source of protein, fibre, iron, folate and numerous other nutrients (magnesium, vitamin C, calcium, zinc, phosphorous, vitamin B6, and potassium), and may play a role in preventing the risk of diseases.
I’ll admit I love simple steamed broccoli. But you know when sometimes you just want something a little more, I don’t know… exciting? This deliciously healthy (and mighty quick) side dish changes the broccoli game! I’ve crumbed broccolini with polenta and nutritional yeast flakes. Then lightly pan cooked it to give it a crumbly “cheesy” flavour (minus the cheese, ++ on the flavour and nutrients). It’s gluten free and vegan too! But what the heck is Nutritional Yeast, you ask?… Read More
Meatless Monday made easy with this nourishing and warming slow cooked plant-based chilli dish. Slow cooked meals on cold winters days always hits the spot!! By incorporating a few plant-based / vegan meatless dishes (or days) each week, you will significantly improve your health, lower your grocery bills and contribute to environmental sustainability. Take the challenge by simply swapping your Monday night dinner for a meatless / plant-based meal.
If you haven’t tried tofu or aren’t exactly a fan, then you simply MUST try this tofu dish! It’s perfect as a side to a plant-based main meal, or even a healthy high protein vegan snack.
Made with dates, seeds and vegan protein powder, these bliss balls make the perfect guilt-free healthy treat or pre-workout snack to satisfy a sweet tooth or chocolate craving.
A plant-based meal perfect for lunch or dinner, entertaining guests or meal-prep. These protein and fibre rich vegan ‘meatballs’ made with black beans and mushrooms will make you forget you’ve even skipped the meat. You’ll be a Meatless Monday pro in no time!
The health benefits of a plant-based diet is plentiful. Plant-based meals can be cheaper, nutrient-rich, environmentally sustainable and better for animal welfare and your body. Despite that many people worry that they won’t get enough protein on a plant-based diet, and this is far from the truth.
Whether you are solely plant-based, vegan or vegetarian, transitioning into either of these, or simply choose to reduce your animal intake for better health for yourself and the environment; you can be sure that protein requirements can be readily met on a plant-based diet. These protein requirements can be met for any goals too. Whether that be overall health and wellness, fat loss or muscle growth (just google vegan bodybuilders and athletes and you will be amazed). Even Arnold Schwarzenegger has become a activist for veganism.
I love incorporating cooked tomato into my diet regularly. Tomato, along with olive oil is a big staple in the Mediterranean diet. And perhaps a big part in why its found to be one of the healthiest diets around the world!
Consuming tomatoes has been long linked to reducing the risk of some cancers and heart health due to it’s high antioxidant levels. It is found to help lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. Cooking tomato in olive oil was found to increase lycopene absorption by 55%. Lycopene is a carotenoid (one of many antioxidants) in tomatoes that was found to have a number of important health benefits. Lycopene was found to improve bone health by reducing oxidative stress on bones.