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Here’s Why You Should Eat More Berries

Berries (particularly blueberries) and other selected whole foods contain polyphenols. But what are polyphenols and how does it affect our health? Allow me to geek out on food chemistry for a second. Polyphenols are micronutrients that we get through certain plant-based foods. They’re packed with antioxidants and provide potential health benefits like improving…

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Homemade Granola

Granola is a nutritious and filling cereal made of oats, seeds, and nuts and sweetened with maple syrup, honey or coconut palm sugar. However, some store bought varieties can be packed with processed sugar and industry oils which can be harmful to your health. When buying granola be sure to read labels, choosing brands with whole ingredients…

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Yuca Salad

Here’s another delicious recipe using yuca (also known as cassava). This Yuca Salad can be enjoyed warm or as a cold side dish but more importantly, Yuca Salad is a great source of vitamins and nutrients that protect our health by supporting immune function. I hope you enjoy making this recipe as much as we…

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Plant-Based Shiitake “Bacon”

Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most popular mushrooms in the world. They’re known for their delicious taste and powerful health benefits. They also make delicious plant-based “bacon” and that’s because mushrooms soak up a lot of flavors. Try adding these yummy plant-based shiitake “bacon” strips to vegan omelets, pizzas, over salads, anything goes!      Health…

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3 Homemade Salad Dressings to Try at Home

Homemade salad dressings are easy to make at home. It’s also cost effective but more importantly it allows you to control the quality of the ingredients that go into the salad dressing unlike store bought options which can be loaded with industry oils, added color and sugar plus other additives that can be harmful to…

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Yuca Con Mojo Recipe

Yuca con Mojo (Yuca with Garlic Sauce)

Yuca is another delicious root veggie you can add to your meals for variety and extra nutrients! It can be boiled, fried and baked and enjoyed as a side dish or snack. Yuca con Mojo (or Yuca with Garlic Sauce) is a popular Latin dish that pairs boiled yuca with the bright flavors of citrus…

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Sweet Potato Shepard's Pie

Plant-Based Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie

Traditional Shepard's Pie is made with minced meat and dairy. However, this version of Sweet Potato Shepard's Pie uses a wide variety of vegetables like lentils, mushrooms, and peppers making it a healthy plant-based alternative plus I added Latin flavors for an extra kick.  Nutrition Tip: Sweet potatoes come in a variety of sizes and colors — orange,…

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Almond Butter Cups

Homemade Almond Butter Cups

If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter cups you will love this recipe. Made with homemade almond butter and dairy-free chocolate chips, healthier alternative to an all-time favorite treat! If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups you’re going to love this recipe for Almond Butter Cups! It’s easy to make and better for you b/c it’s…

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