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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Coconut Oil vs. Avocado Oil – Nutrition, Oxidation, & Best Uses

With so many cooking oil options available, choosing the best one can be a challenge. Having to sift through mountains of internet misinformation can make it even more difficult. Coconut oil and avocado oil are two popular oils promoted by wellness influencers and healthcare professionals alike due to their perceived

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Vegan Recipes

Vegan Egg Bites with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olives

These Vegan Egg Bites are packed with sun-dried and Roma tomatoes, briny Kalamata olives, crisp red bell peppers, and baby spinach. Inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean, these easy, savory tofu-based egg bites make the perfect protein-rich breakfast or snack! If you’re anything like me, you love a good

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Avocado Oil vs. Grape Seed Oil – Nutrition, Rancidity, & Best Uses

Whether you’re looking for the healthiest oil for your family, deciding on the best oil for high-temperature cooking, or simply trying to learn more about various vegetable oils, you’ve likely heard about two popular options: avocado oil and grapeseed oil. Avocado oil has recently grown in popularity and is used

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

8 Benefits of Vegan Protein Powder

No whey? No problem! With the popularity of plant-based diets, brands are offering more vegan protein powder options. Protein powder is usually associated with athletes and bodybuilders, but you may not realize it provides additional benefits beyond the gym. As a vegan registered dietitian and certified personal trainer, I’ll discuss

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

Brown Flax Seeds vs. Golden Flax Seeds

Flaxseeds are incredibly nutritious, making them a popular grocery staple for many health-minded consumers. They’re available in two colors, but recipes that call for flaxseeds rarely distinguish between them. Are there any significant nutritional or culinary differences between brown flax seeds vs. golden flax seeds? I’ll compare the two in

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Vegan Recipes

Pineapple Peach Smoothie (Dairy-Free, with Protein Option)

This dairy-free Pineapple Peach Smoothie is a citrusy, sweet, and refreshing way to enjoy seasonal summer fruit! It’s delicious on its own or with a scoop of vanilla protein powder, depending on your health and nutrition needs.  If you’re looking for a way to use up your summer fruit, this

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Vegan Recipes

Cinnamon Almond Butter Overnight Oats

These Cinnamon Almond Butter Overnight Oats are creamy, nutty, and satisfying, making for the perfect fuss-free breakfast! Naturally sweetened with fresh fruit and a hint of pure maple syrup, it’s the perfect way to start a busy morning.  As someone who loves to hit the snooze button one too many

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

The 12 Best Iron-Rich Vegan Foods, Ranked By a Dietitian

Iron is an essential mineral that many worry is lacking in a plant-based diet. It’s important for everyone to get enough iron, but can a vegan diet meet your daily iron needs? Can vegans get enough iron to address and prevent iron-deficiency anemia, support healthy energy levels, and replenish iron

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Vegan Nutrition & Health

12 Vegan Cereals High in Iron

Cereal is a breakfast staple for many, conjuring nostalgic childhood memories and serving as a delicious, convenient, and prep-free meal. We usually don’t think about cereal as being particularly healthy, as most grocery store varieties are high in sugar and other refined carbohydrates. However, cereal can serve as an important

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