“Real Food for Infants and Toddlers” Soon to Be Released!

This little book, “Real Food for Infants and Toddlers” has it all. The message from a whole food plant based nutritionist (that would be me) about food, culture and the Standard American Diet (SAD) will raise your awareness on why our diets have changed dramatically and how big food focuses on enticing toddlers to want […]

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Morning Oatmeal with Raspberry Topping

This delicious and satisfying morning oatmeal provides not only a great tasting start to the day but also 10 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber while also being low calorie and low cost. See notes at the end of the recipe. Plus it’s versatile. If you don’t have the suggested toppings, try blueberries and […]

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Delicious Whole Food Snack Bars

Just 5 ingredients makes this delicious dessert bar that travels well too if you want to take them along during the day. Prep Time: 10 minutes Servings: 15 snack size bars Ingredients: 1 c pitted dates (it’s best to buy Medjool dates with pits and remove pits before using) 1 T almond butter 1 c […]

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Creamy Chocolate Truffles

There is no need to eliminate chocolate from a healthful diet as long as it’s made with these great ingredients. This quick and easy recipe is packed with delicious nourishing ingredients. Prep Time: 15 minutes  Servings: About a dozen (medium size) Ingredients: 1 cup almond meal (can be made in your food processor by processing […]

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Why Food Could Be The Best Medicine of All

The power of food as medicine gained scientific credibility in 2002, when the U.S. government released results of a study that pitted a diet and exercise program against a drug treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Among people at high risk of developing diabetes, those taking metformin lowered their risk of actually getting diabetes by 31% […]

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Spinach, Artichoke and Brown Rice Risotto

The culinary benefit of making this recipe is learning how to make “risotto” using short grain brown rice which tastes just as delicious as conventional risotto but delivers the nutritional benefit of a whole grain with a much lower glycemic index. Prep Time: 40 minutes Servings:  4 Ingredients: I onion finely diced 1 T good […]

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The National Vegetarian Museum Has Traveled to Northbrook, IL

The National Vegetarian Museum has traveled to the Northbrook library! Join us for a tour and learn about the history of Vegetarianism in Chicago – who would have thought! Learn about the benefits of plant based nutrition for your personal health and also for sustaining the environment. Health Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition | Carol D’Anca […]

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