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My Journey to IRONMAN on a Plant-Based Diet

My Journey to IRONMAN on a Plant-Based Diet

How I trained for and successfully completed my first full IRONMAN on a plant-based diet and some life lessons learned along the way. What’s Your Why? I filled out the online form, checking several times to make sure all of my information was correct, but I just couldn’t bring myself to hit the “submit” button. I would even go as far as hovering […]

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Cauliflower & Tofu Curry

Cauliflower & Tofu Curry

This is one of those recipes that, on first look, may seem a bit bland. However, once these subtle flavors have simmered awhile, they come together in a complex and beautiful way! I have made this curry about once a week for months now, one of us is always craving it. This dish is super quick and easy to prepare, packed with nutrition, and surprisingly […]

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8-Great Sources of Plant-Based Protein

8 Great Sources of Plant-Based Protein

I’m always looking for great sources of plant-based protein, so I decided to create this infographic to show some of my favorite options! What are some of your favorites?

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Potato Bean Soup

Potato Bean Soup

Cold winter nights demand comfort food, and this hearty potato bean soup delivers. This quick and easy soup is a great way to add healthy carbs and protein to your nutrition regimen without introducing a lot of fat. I make a big pot of this and it lasts a few days, so when we get home from a long day of work and […]

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Marinated Tofu & Veggie Stir-Fry

Marinated Tofu & Veggie Stir-Fry

Stir-fries are a great way to clean out the fridge, we like to toss in whatever we have on hand. This dish is high in protein and carbs, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and super quick and easy. I like to carbo-load with dishes like this – vegetables are naturally high in carbohydrates and brown rice is a no-brainer. How do you carbo-load? […]

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White Bean & Corn Chili

White Bean & Corn Chili

Beans are an incredibly rich source of protein, iron, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber; they are a staple in a plant-based diet. Swiss chard is one of the earth’s healthiest foods, high in vitamins A, K, and C, and rich in minerals, iron, dietary fiber, and protein. The addition of Swiss chard to this chili makes it a nutritional power house. Besides being incredibly […]

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Hearty Lentil Soup

Hearty Lentil Soup

One of the things I love about the weather getting colder is getting to make hot and hearty soups and stews. I like to make a large pot of this satisfying lentil soup and keep it around for a couple of days (if it lasts that long!) It seems to taste even better the next day! Serve as a first course in small […]

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Quinoa & Black Bean Green Enchiladas

Quinoa & Black Bean Green Enchiladas

I am a big fan of Mexican food and since ditching the dairy I have craved this hearty, home-cooked enchilada casserole. When I found a similar recipe on VegNews I just had to try it and I’ve tweaked it a bit here. I prefer green enchilada sauce and green tomatillo salsa, but feel free to use red enchilada sauce and whatever salsa you […]

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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a great source of essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein), calcium, phosphorus, and iron. This salad is an excellent source of plant-based protein, it’s delicious, and versatile. Serve it as a side dish, add it to dressed greens, eat like a dip with tortilla chips, or heap it on top of a baked sweet potato. 1 cup quinoa 2 […]

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Plant-Based Protein Blend

Plant-Based Protein Blend

I use supplements very sparingly, so when I add a protein powder to a smoothie or a recipe, I like to be sure I am getting the best protein available for my performance and recovery. I use a combination of pea, brown rice, and hemp protein powders to make sure I’m getting everything I need to help speed recovery and repair muscle. This […]

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