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Why I Started Eating Veggies with Every Meal

Like most big changes in my life, I sort of just woke up one day and decided it was time to eat a vegetable or salad with every meal.

Before this decision, I knew I wanted to find a way to lower the amount of non-helpful foods (chips, cookies, giant hunks of cheese, etc) I eat on a daily basis, but was also fully aware that just taking them away wouldn't do the trick. I...
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Need a Delicious Summer Dessert? Try This Vegan Fruit Tart

Not to state the obvious, but it's hot. So hot that most of my cooking these days consists of me staring at the oven and then ordering take-out. It's not that I don't want to make myself dinner, it's just that my tiny kitchen threatens to roast me alive any time I even think of turning on the oven.

Unfortunately, my sweet tooth doesn't seem to register that baking is out of the question. All...
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Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-Free Chia Seed Pudding

The first time someone had me try chia seeds, I wasn't sure what to do.

Part of me wanted to spit the gelatinous mouthful out (gelatinous is not always a fantastic adjective when it comes to describing food), but another part liked it.

The chia seeds had been soaked in almond milk and flavored with a little bit of raw cacao and cinnamon, and once I got over the weird sensation, I realized that all...
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Weekly Weigh-In: Ever Make Diet Changes For Your Mental Well-Being?

Earlier this week, I told you about new research linking low red meat consumption to depressive and anxiety disorders, and asked vegans and vegetarians specifically:

Whether they noticed any depression- or anxiety-related changes when they adopted their vegan or vegetarian diets, and
Whether they'd be willing to start eating meat again if it meant improving any depression or anxiety they feel.

I'd like to take that train of thought a little further to include everyone -...
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Vegetarians: Would You Eat Red Meat For Your Mental Health?


Happy Monday, darlings!

Here's something for you to chew on this week (maybe literally):

According to researchers at Australia's Deakin University in Melbourne, eating less than (or regularly eating MORE THAN) the recommended amount of red meat is tied to depressive and anxiety disorders.

Associate News Editor Traci Pedersen does a great job of summing up the research, but in short, during a study involving 1,000 women and red meat consumption, researchers found...
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