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Sir Paul McCartney Tells Starbucks to End the Vegan Milk Surcharge

Want oat milk in your latte? No problem, but be prepared to pay a dairy-free tax. Despite years of criticism and petitioning, Starbucks’ plant-based milk surcharge is still in full effect. Now, Sir Paul McCarney is taking matters into his own hands, placing pressure on Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson by writing him a letter that holds the company…

3 Ingredient All-Natural Fruit Snacks Made in Under 5 Minutes

Sweet fruit snack gummies are a regular part of many children’s lunches. While they are delicious and may seem harmless, the majority of store-bought varieties are full of added sugars, gelatin, preservatives, and artificial colors.Enter homemade fruit snacks! These naturally flavored, sweetened, and colored treats will be your family's new favorite…

Could Microalgae Be the Palm Oil Substitute We’ve Been Looking For?

Palm oil is one of the world's most common ingredients, but the versatility of this ingredient comes at a steep price. Palm oil production is responsible for several damaging effects including deforestation, excessive water usage, and direct threats to endangered species across South America and Asia. But researchers just revealed that there may be…

The Best Vegan Seafood Products That Taste As Good As the Real Thing

While most consumers have been paying attention to all the new plant-based or vegan chicken hitting the market, a whole new category of vegan food has started to gain traction, and it's only going to continue to grow: Plant-based seafood. Now, vegan tuna, vegan crab, vegan salmon, and all nature of vegan seafood are taking the market by storm, and…

New Vegan Options Debut at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Plant-based guests at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter have found the available vegan options during their visits to be less than magical. But now, the Universal Orlando Resort just launched four new plant-based menu items at select restaurants and food stands around the theme park.Beneath the massive wizarding school, guests will be able to…

“I Tried Vegan Sushi & Vegan Sashimi and Here’s What I Thought”

Beyond Sushi never fails to surprise sushi lovers with its innovative plant-based seafood, but I recently experienced a whole new level of creativity during my most recent order of vegan sushi and vegan sashimi. If you love sushi but have sworn off fish, this fishless seafood is going to blow your mind.It had been a while since I had checked out Beyond…

21 Meatless Monday Recipes Everyone Will Love

To gear up for Meatless Monday, we rounded up 21 meat-free recipes so you can avoid a "What's for dinner?" head-scratcher. These easy recipes will make sure you never miss the chicken in your pot pie, meat crumbles in your tacos, or bacon in your carbonara. Trust us, even your carnivorous uncle who loves to remind you that he just doesn't get this…

The 7 Incredible Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Dates

Dates, the sweet little jewels that grow on date palms in many desert and tropical areas, are packed full of important nutrients and make a great natural sweetener in recipes.Dates have long been used in traditional and alternative medicines, as well as in religious traditions, and have a special significance for Muslims. Date palms are mentioned more…

Impossible Foods’ New Vegan Sausage Links Launch in Time for BBQ Season

Following the debut of its plant-based pork, Impossible Foods just unveiled new plant-based sausage links. The meat alternative brand is keeping up with its commercial promises by expanding its plant-based selections. The new Impossible Sausage Links Made From Plants will be available this month at grocery stores nationwide, featuring three flavors…

Eating Plant-Based Twice a Week is Equivalent to Planting 14 Billion Trees

Saving the environment could be as easy as switching your diet. Most people worry that shifting to an entirely plant-based diet is too difficult, but it doesn't have to require that much effort. For every meal without meat, the environment sees significant benefits. New data from the German food-tech start-up GREENFORCE just revealed that switching…

What is Creatine and Should You Take It? The Health Benefits, from a Nutritionist

When you hear the word “creatine,” you might imagine a gym full of bodybuilders scooping the chalky powder into water bottles, trying to bulk up by lifting Hulk-level weights. It's well established that creatine supplementation is proven to help increase gains in strength, muscle mass, and athletic performance. But you might be surprised to discover…

Is Milk Bad For You? 8 Reasons to Stay Away From Dairy

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve grown up thinking you need to consume dairy to stay healthy. You subscribe to the idea that milk does a body good because that’s what dietary guidelines tell you. Plus, you need milk and other dairy products to build strong bones, right? But now more people are asking: Is dairy bad for you?The idea that we…

How to Help Ukraine: Support Chefs Like José Andrés, Feeding Refugees

As hundreds of thousands of refugee families continue to spill over the border from Ukraine to Poland, Chef JosĂ© AndrĂ©s, a Spanish American chef, humanitarian, and restaurateur figured out how to help. He went to the border, intent on helping feed the families, and ended up leading a group of local Polish chefs and volunteers who have coordinated…

Eat Plant-Based to Save 500 Species from Extinction, New Report Says

Our diets impact the planet directly, and a new report claims that by switching to plant-based foods, we can help increase biodiversity and slow animal extinction. Conducted by the non-profit organization The Food Foundation, the report calculated that consumers could help prevent the extinction of more than 500 species within the United Kingdom just…

Tofurky Wins Lawsuit Allowing Use of “Sausage” and “Burger” on Label

This week, Tofurky's vegan offerings were legitimized as "real" burgers and sausages. The Tofurky Company and other producers of plant-based meat products fought to use words including "burger" and "sausage," which were once relegated to beef, pork, and other animal protein.Now, plant-based products can use these words on packaging. This comes after…

How to Avoid Blood Sugar Spikes and Crashes, From an Expert

If you’re familiar with the pattern of blood sugar spikes and crashes sending you on an energy roller coaster throughout the day, then maintaining a normal blood sugar level may be a challenge for you. While everyone experiences some amount of ebb and flow of blood sugar after we eat and in the hours between meals, a dramatic spike and drop in blood…

In the Wicked Kitchen’s Smokey Street Style BBQ Tofu

Worried about getting enough protein? Fuhgeddaboudit. Nutritionists agree that it’s not difficult to get enough protein on a plant-based diet. Most foods contain some protein. And we don’t need much: most adult women need about 46 grams of protein a day, on average, and men need about 56 grams. Still, people are always asking us for "protein" foods…

Sales of Plant-Based Food Have Grown 54% to $7.4 Billion Since 2018

The plant-based industries continue to show impressive gains in recent years, outpacing the total food dollar sales worldwide. The Good Food Institute (GFI) just released a report that revealed that plant-based food sales hit $7.4 billion this year, growing by 54 percent since 2018 when the total food market only increased sales by two percent.The…

This Vegan Southern Comfort Food Chain is Expanding Nationwide

There’s no question that people are looking for vegan comfort foods more than ever. Grocery store Kroger revealed that vegan comfort food is a trend to watch as more companies and restaurants churn out plant-based variations of mouthwatering classics. Now, Orlando-based Dharma Southern Kitchen is seeking to bring vegan Southern comfort to the rest…

Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles with Hummus and Vegan Cheese

These Asparagus Bundles with hummus and vegan cheese are quick appetizers that are as easy as they are delicious.Asparagus Bundles wrapped with puff pastry make lovely hors d'oeuvres, snacks, or brunch sides for springtime. With a big green salad, they are great for lunch or dinner as well.Asparagus Bundles require just a couple of simple ingredients…

How to Make Plant-Based Protein the Center of Your Plate

Used to planning your dinner around red meat, chicken, fish, or other animal sources? If when a family member asks "What's for dinner?" you routinely answer one of those, then it may be time to rethink your plate. A protein-packed meal does not have to include animal products. In fact, to recalibrate your meals — whether it's how you think about…

Eat These Plant-Based Foods To Lower Heart Disease Risk, Study Says

A common misconception says that eating salmon, mackerel, and other seafood is the only way to get enough omega-3s, but new research reveals that loading up on the plant-based version of this essential nutrient can benefit heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is the alternative fatty acid that is found in…

How to Choose the Healthiest Non-Dairy Milk, from an Expert

Plant-based milks have exploded in popularity over the past decade. Now, one-third of Americans drink non-dairy milk on a regular basis, according to a new report, and plant-based milk now accounts for 10 percent of the total milk market.Whether you’re vegan or have lactose allergies, you may be one of the millions who have decided to ditch dairy…

Make These Two-Ingredient, Crispy Tortilla Chips At Home

Learn how to make crispy, crunchy, perfectly salted tortilla chips from home with this easy two-ingredient recipe! This oven-baked version skips the deep-frying and processed oils and instead uses cholesterol-lowering avocado oil.Not only are these healthier than the ones you get in stores, but they actually taste even better! With only a few ingredients…

This New Wool Alternative is 100% Vegan and Made From Oyster Shells

Although Spring is here, the chilly temps persist, especially during our morning walks. One of the most difficult aspects of living a vegan, cruelty-free lifestyle is finding warm vegan clothing and accessories that aren’t made of wool, alpaca, or cashmere.As I’m vegan for ethical reasons as well as for the environment, I avoid buying synthetic…

This Vegan Fried Chicken Will Be Available at 650 Stores Nationwide

Just how many vegan chicken brands can there be? The vegan chicken market has been flooded with new brands, products, and recipes. Now, Skinny Butcher just announced that it will be rolling out a full selection of plant-based chicken products, featuring nuggets, tenders, sliders, breasts, and patties. Beyond its sweeping retail presence, Skinny Butcher…

The First Dairy-Free Vegan Buttermilk Hits Stores: Where to Find It

Without buttermilk, dairy-free home chefs have struggled to cook everything from pancakes to cornbread, typically adding an acid like vinegar to plant-based milk to achieve the taste. Now, dairy alternative company Mill It has developed the solution, with its brand new dairy-free buttermilk that uses a proprietary blend of ancient grains to replicate…

Watch Out for What’s Hiding in Your Supplement

You think twice about the food you’re eating – does it have animal products? is there carrageenan in it? How much added sugar is in it? – but when was the last time you scrutinized what's in your supplements? A whopping 86 percent of Americans take vitamins or supplements, according to a survey by the American Osteopathic Association. If you’re…

Four Most Popular Sweetgreen Salads Made Vegan and Affordable

Sweetgreen is every salad lover's happy place: The fast-casual salad bar offers so many fresh options including leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, proteins, and dressings that it's easy to become a regular.Sweetgreen makes healthy eating convenient and delicious, but expenses can add up over time, especially if find yourself wandering…

The 19 Best Smoothie Recipes For When You Need a Quick On-The-Go Breakfast

Figuring out what to eat for breakfast can be a challenge, and squeezing in the time to cook during a rushed morning while you're getting ready for work is an even bigger challenge. Smoothies are an easy way to speed up your early morning routine. They fill you up and pack in the nutrients you need to start your day. Here are a few tricks to make preparing…

The Best Time to Eat Lunch to Maintain a Healthy Weight, According to Experts

Everyone knows the importance of eating breakfast, but new evidence suggests that lunch may just be the most strategic meal of the day, especially when it's timed right. Lunch helps our bodies keep blood sugar steady, important for maintaining a healthy weight. In essence, think of lunch as the best way to prevent eating too many calories later…

You Can Now Buy Vegan Egg Whites for Plant-Based Baking

The EVERY Company just revealed its newest product that is expertly designed to change the world of artisan baking forever – the vegan egg white. The San Francisco-based company just announced the launch of the world's first fully plant-based egg white, which the company claims cooks and whips exactly like traditional egg whites. To prove the vegan…

Beyond Meat and Pepsi Launch Vegan Beef Jerky: Where to Get It

Beyond Meat just unveiled its newest plant-based meat product, Beyond Jerky – the company’s vegan beef jerky made from mung beans and peas. In partnership with PepsiCo, Beyond developed the soy-free plant-based beef jerky through the company’s joint venture, Planet Partnership. The vegan beef jerky will be the Planet Partnership’s flagship product…

Vegan Thai Green Curry for Under $1 a Serving

Creamy, spicy, and full of authentic flavors and textures, this Thai vegetable green curry is delicious, healthy, and easy to make. Serve it with a side of jasmine rice, fresh chilies, and lime wedges for the perfect meal.Flavorsome seasonings like garlic, ginger, Thai basil, and lemongrass infuse a rich coconut milk broth, and fresh, tender vegetables…

Vegans Are 70% More Likely to Look for Open Relationships, Data Shows

What exactly are plant-based singles looking for in a relationship? Veggly – the dating app designed for vegans and vegetarians – just released new data that shows the most prominent dating trends among its vegan singles. Beyond the users’ desires to find a plant-based match, the data reveals that a significant amount of vegan singles are interested…

New Climate Rules from SEC Will Make Greenwashing a Thing of the Past

No more greenwashing. That is the message the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sent to publically traded companies this week when it announced rule changes that will require companies to disclose the climate impact of running their businesses. It is directed at companies that declare they are "climate-friendly" and is intended to protect investors…

Vegan and Gluten-Free One-Bowl Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love these easy vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies because they’re are super easy to throw together in one bowl and as a bonus, they’re flourless and gluten-free too. Everything in this recipe is pretty common for a vegan baker's pantry and you’ll be addicted to them in no time! Watch how to make them in this video tutorial.Hot tip, you can…

A Vegan Pub is Opening Across from Fenway Park by Chef Matthew Kenney

Plant-based eaters looking forward to Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Opening Day games can expect more than just peanuts and crackerjacks. Boston Red Sox fans will now be able to eat fully vegan meals at a pub close to Fenway Park. Celebrity vegan chef Matthew Kenney is helping open PlantPub, a fully vegan pub in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. Partnering…

“I Tried Starbucks’ New Iced Vanilla Oat Milk Drink, Here’s What I Thought”

On March 1st, Starbucks debuted a new non-dairy drink, and I had to sample it for myself. Here’s what I thought. I have been a long-time customer at Starbucks, getting a morning coffee before school or an afternoon pick-me-up iced matcha tea latte daily. While the coffee chain has always had some sort of dairy-free option, I was excited to hear…

Which Plant-Based Pasta Is the Healthiest? Experts Weigh In

Pasta is loved by everyone – and yet pasta-lovers worry about the carbs. It’s a staple in many households because of its versatility (73 percent of Americans report eating pasta at least once a week in a recent survey). Hot, cold, side or entrĂ©e, red or green sauce, such as this Vegan Pesto Pasta, there are more ways to enjoy pasta than…

How to Make Sweetgreen’s Super Green Goddess Salad with Vegan Ranch

Make Sweetgreen's most popular salad recipes at home with a plant-based twist – we created vegan versions of the salad chain's original recipes, including this Super Green Goddess Salad drizzled with a homemade non-dairy cashew ranch dressing.We also whipped up three other Sweetgreen recipes everyone will love. If you're in the mood for a warm…

Bad Vegan is Good TV If You’re Curious Where Fine Vegan Dining Began

'Bad Vegan' is one of those phrases of dichotomy, like a fallen angel or terrible teacher, as well as the name of a new buzzy Netflix documentary series. People want to see the virtuous fall and the fallen get redeemed and returned to virtue. This story has all that and more. If you're looking for a documentary where vegans eat meat and dairy, aka…

“I Tried Trader Joe’s New Vegan Buffalo Dip and Here’s What I Thought”

Trader Joe's is bulking up its dairy-free options just in time for the picnic weather. The new Vegan Buffalo-Style Dip trades the traditional chicken for cauliflower and pumpkin seeds, for a totally plant-based and allergen-friendly option that allows those with dietary restrictions to indulge in the classic dip, which is available nationwide at…

7 Foods High in Antioxidants with Easy Plant-Based Recipes

Food is medicine. Nothing makes this more evident than when you eat a diet rich in antioxidants. which studies show lowers your risk of diseases, including heart disease and certain cancers. By eating anti-oxidant-rich foods you are protecting your body against free radicals and helping slow aging, boost immunity, and contribute to your overall health…

Soap Star Tracey E. Bregman Shares Her Plant-Based Journey

Since 1983, fans of daytime television have known the Emmy-winning actress Tracey E. Bregman as the glamorous redhead Lauren Fenmore – now Lauren Fenmore Baldwin – on The Young and the Restless, and in before that on The Bold and the Beautiful in the '90s.Outside of the CBS studios, the real-life Bregman has been a vegetarian since she was a young…

Mexican and Italian Cuisine Meet at This Must-Try LA Restaurant

Los Angeles' Amiga Amore, the lovechild of rising star chef Danielle Duran-Zecca and her husband Alessandro Zecca, is a divine mix of savory Mex-Italian cuisine. Imagine a chile Relleno tucked inside a manicotti – and you can understand what Amiga Amore is all about. In addition to their brunch and dinner space held in a festive Highland Park lot…

11 Healthy Plant-Based Recipes You’ll Want to Make for Spring

Welcome the new season with plant-based springtime dishes that are light, vibrant, and packed with nutrients. Nothing is more nourishing (and tasty) than produce like rhubarb, peas, asparagus, and plenty more during peak season.These 11 vegan recipes add a pop of color to your plate or bowl. Take our rhubarb compote recipe, for example. The rich pinkish…

7 Superfood Snacks to Break a Potato Chip Habit and Satisfy Any Salt Craving

Every afternoon my hands and body guide me to the chip cabinet to eat some store-bought bagged, terrible-for-your potato chips. I don't want to do this. I don't even buy them. My husband does, but I manage to make a big dent in a bag of processed chips most days and want to break this habit. So the search began for the best potato chip substitutes…

“I Tried the $100 Million Dollar Vegan Chicken and Here’s What I Thought”

I had heard about an incredible new plant-based chicken that had raised $100 million in one fell swoop, from investors across the globe including Sir Paul McCartney, and I decided I had to try it. Tindle, made by Next Gen Foods, a Singapore based company that is taking the vegan chicken world by storm, was being served in a brioche sandwich at a local vegan…

Applebees Now Serves Impossible Cheeseburgers at All Locations

With thousands of locations and a reliable, affordable menu, Applebee’s Grill & Bar has won over American consumers, and the company intends to keep its dedicated customer base by expanding its meatless options nationwide. The fast-casual chain announced that it will add an Impossible Cheeseburger to its menus all over the country. By introducing…


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