Displaying items by tag: Conscious Eating

Festive Sips and Nibbles

Vegan Holiday Treats that Everyone Loves

by Judith Fertig

Festive Sips and Nibbles

For those that like to eat plant-based meals most of the time, the holidays can present a challenge. Social occasions from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day abound, including...

Born to Eat Wild

Why Ancestral Diets Boost Health

by JUDITH FERTIG

Born to Eat Wild

In The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan surmised that we’d be healthier if we ate the way our great-grandparents did. It would mean sticking to regularly scheduled meals instead of impulsive snacking, having a...

Vegan Lunchbox

Plant-Based Choices Provide Midday Boost

by JUDITH FERTIG

Vegan Lunchbox

We all have good intentions to eat more fruits and vegetables, and it’s easier if we start with just one plant-based meal a day—lunch. Natural Awakenings has enlisted the help of vegan lunchbox experts to help us all enjoy easy-to-make and colorful feasts good for...

A Good Food Fight

Keeping Food Out of the Trash Bin

by APRIL THOMPSON

A Good Food Fight

As much as 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted, even as one in six Americans goes hungry. Instead of feeding people better, we are feeding the city dump. Of all types of trash, food consumes the most space in our municipal landfills, followed by...

Locavore Lingo

What All the Food Labels Really Mean

by Judith Fertig

Locavore Lingo

Locally grown foods are more likely to have been bred for flavor and nutrition than durability and a long shelf life, says Emily Akins, outreach director for the Kansas City Food Circle, a cooperative that links residents with farmers that...

Fast Whole-Food Munchies

Tasty Homemade Alternatives to Junk Food

by Judith Fertig

Fase Whole-Food Munchies

Petween-meal nutritious and delicious snacks can be easy to make. Plus, unlike commercial foods, we know their ingredients. Here, Natural Awakenings has tapped two plant-based whole foods...

Give Yourself a Gift:

Intuition and Food

by BETHANY PERRY

Intuition and Food

Do you ever wonder what you should eat or why you’re eating what you are eating? And how many diets have you...

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How to Reboot Your Eating Habits

Small Shifts Can Drop Pounds and Gain Health

by JUDITH FERTIG

Reboot Your Eating Habits

Our food habits are often just that—mindless, repetitious eating behaviors. Some serve us well; others, not so much. Natural Awakenings asked experts to serve up many doable small changes that can add up to big...

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Edible Heirlooms

Old-Fashioned Fruits and Veggies Return to the Table

by AVERY MACK

Edible Heirlooms

Of the 7,500 varieties of apples in the world, 2,500 are grown in the U.S., but only 100 commercially. As of the 1990s, 70 percent were Red Delicious; more recently they’re being replaced with Gala, Granny Smith and Fuji types from taller, thinner trees that can be planted more...

Taste the Rainbow

Expand Your Palate with New Colorful Veggies

by JUDITH FERTIG

Taste the Rainbow

Americans’ vegetable habits are in a rut. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly 50 percent of the vegetables and legumes available in this country in 2013 were either tomatoes or potatoes. Lettuce came in third, according to new data released in 2015, advises Tracie McMillan, author of...

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