February is All About the Heart

Welcome to American Heart Month! Two dates in February referencing the heart come to mind. American Heart Month is a time we focus on love by celebrating Valentine’s Day. Many people celebrate Valentine’s Day by going out to a nice restaurant for dinner or fixing a special dinner at home or giving gifts of chocolates or sweet treats to our sweeties. Love is in the air!

The World of Citrus

Winter is in full swing here in Wisconsin. Temperatures have plummeted, snow covers the landscape, and most fields lie dormant. Since many people in this area can’t grow their produce given the climate this time of year, finding local, fresh produce is more challenging.

Anti-Oxidants –  A Health Powerhouse

We have all heard Hippocrates’ quote “Let Food Be Thy Medicine – and Medicine by Thy Food,” but what does that really mean?  Let’s look at just one example of food as medicine – antioxidants. We’ll soon see why Hippocrates’ quote from 400 BC is timeless.

The Culinary Connection

Migraines are more than just a throbbing headache; they can be debilitating, affecting both our physical well-being and our quality of life. The World Health Organization categorizes migraines as one of the ten most disabling medical illnesses. In fact, migraine is the third most common disease in the world, affecting one out of every seven people globally.

Nutrition Facts Labels – Breaking the Code

Sometimes, on a WFPB diet or if transitioning to a WFPB diet, we do include foods in our diet that have nutrition labels. It could be a bag of frozen vegetables, a can of beans, tomatoes, or artichokes, a jar of olives, a box of pasta, vegetable broth, a loaf of bread, or a jar of pasta sauce. As the holidays approach, it could be a can of pumpkin or a bag of dried cranberries. Sometimes in a pinch for time, we may have a vegan frozen dinner such as enchiladas or a beans and rice dish, a vegan pizza, or a box of vegetable soup.

Kids’ Food Matters

PBNM is creating something special and plant-based in the dairy state! Edward Bain School of
Language and Art (EBSOLA), nestled in Kenosha, WI, is our pilot site for a school-based 6 Million Seeds project! Dilip Barman, a long-time educator and plant-based chef, created the award-winning “Healthy Snack Program.”

Empowering Illinois Parents

We are building momentum for the Plant-Based School Lunch option in Illinois Schools!
Here’s the next step to revolutionize what our children eat at school. As part of our ongoing
efforts to promote healthy, sustainable, and nutritious food choices, we invite you to
participate in this mandated change, the first ever at the state level.

Food As Medicine

Autumn is known for its colorful foliage and crisp, cool air. There’s more to enjoy, though, than just the scenery and change in temperature. As the seasons change, so do our tastes, and pumpkin spice is front and center during this time of year. Aside from the delightful aroma and the comfort it adds to some our favorite dishes, pumpkin spice has a surprising array of nutritional benefits.

An Apple A Day

October is National Apple Month, and it’s not hard to see why. It is the height of the apple growing season. For some, visiting an apple orchard is a rite of passage into the fall season. Agreed, apple pie, apple cider donuts, BBQ sandwiches, apple butters, and other apple products offered at the apple orchards don’t fit the WFPB lifestyle, but don’t let that stop you from going to the orchard.

Sage Circle

Food For Thought Here we are…it is September 2023. And what have we accomplished? Well, I can’t wait till the end of the year to tell you. We have accomplished […]