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How Winter Affects Your Diet and What to Eat to Be Healthy, Feel Energized

Why is it so much harder to eat healthy, get up and exercise and stay energized and focused in the winter months? It turns out there is a biological reason our bodies feel more fatigue and seek high-calorie foods, related to a little-known stress hormone that gets triggered when the days get shorter…

Vegan Ribs and Steaks Reach Restaurants and Retailers. Where to Find Them

Shoppers everywhere can find plant-based meat for nearly every occasion these days, but Japan-based Next Meats propelling the North American plant-based market to new heights, aiming to enhance vegan meat’s versatility, texture, and taste. Next Meats continues to create upscale plant-based meat th…

Sweet Vegan Crêpes Filled with Nutella, Hazelnuts, and Raspberries

Vegan crêpes are very easy to make at home and perfect to make for a special occasion like Valentine's Day.Crêpes can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. They are best when fresh, but the leftovers make for a great meal as well. So you can make a larger batch of crêpes at once, the…

Panda Express is Testing Two New Plant-Based Dishes With Beyond Beef

Panda Express saw firsthand just how hungry customers are for meatless options when it debuted its Beyond the Original Orange Chicken. Following the sell-out success, Panda Express and Beyond Meat doubled down on their partnership, seeking to release new alternative protein dishes. Now, the fast-c…

Cruelty-Free Lobster? Cultivated Seafood May Be Landing at a Store Near You

While nobody knows exactly how to classify cultured meat yet – is it vegan? – new "lab-grown" meat and seafood options are getting closer to being commercially available in the US, which means companies are lining up to develop products that are exact cellular replicas of animal products that…

Why Added Sugar Is Bad For You and What to Have Instead, From Nutritionists

Many of us are looking for ways to eat healthier and clean up our diet. One of the simplest places to start is by eliminating added sugars, which are in approximately 70 percent of the foods we buy. Not to be confused with naturally occurring sugar that occurs in fruits, (so don't ditch your morni…

Whole Foods is Now Serving Up Vegan Pizza. Here’s Where to Get It

Brooklyn-based vegan brand NUMU just teamed up with Whole Foods, working to develop a plant-based cheese pizza under the radar. Before the partnership, NUMU’s signature dairy-free mozzarella was limited to select pizzerias in the New York City area. Now, Whole Foods will be featuring NUMU's plant…

Priyanka Naik’s Almond Tahini Cake with a Rose Glaze

I love cake (ok who doesn't). I love indulging. I love baklava. But I don't want to spend the time making an entire traditional baklava - it's tedious and requires patience (I definitely need work on the latter), but I wanted all the flavors of baklava.And thus my Almond Tahini Cake with Rose & Pist…

Starbucks Releases Dairy-Free Bottled Frappuccinos Made with Oat Milk

Starbucks revolutionized the coffee world when it brought its signature beverages and specialty drinks to customers worldwide, but when it comes to plant-based change, the company is playing catch up. The international coffee company recently readjusted its product platform, putting plant-based an…

Is This New Mushroom Bacon the Most Sustainable Plant-Based Protein?

For many flexitarians, bacon is the final frontier when it comes to fully adopting a plant-based diet. The classic breakfast staple has historically been difficult to replicate, but AtLast Foods is developing one of the most delicious and sustainable plant-based bacon on the market and the company…

Pret A Manger Added a Vegan Meatball Wrap to Its Menu. Here’s Where to Get It

There's no doubt that fast-casual restaurants and chains are striving to add more plant-forward options to menus as of late, but often, many plant-based or vegan creations remain exclusive to the United Kingdom. This time, we have good news for our US readers because a plant-based menu item is c…

“I Tried PLNT Burger at the NYC Opening and Here’s What I Thought”

When asked about my experience at PLNT Burger's NYC opening, a few words came to mind: "Two burgers are better than one."Yesterday, I met my co-workers Lucy Danziger and Stephanie McClain at the first-ever brick and mortar PLNT Burger, which had its grand opening in our old neck of the woods, on…

How to Make Vegan Pâté, Perfect for a Special Occasion

Pâté (pronounced pah-TAY) means ‘paste’ in French. It is traditionally made of meat and served as a fancy appetizer. Luckily, you don’t have to miss out on this amazing dish just because you don’t eat meat. Our vegan version is just as delicious as the original one.This Vegan Pâté recipe…

Chef Bobby Flay Gets Beaten on His Own Show by First Vegan Contestant

For the first time on TV, a vegan chef dethroned celebrity chef Bobby Flay. On January 21, the Food Network aired a historic episode of Beat Bobby Flay where two vegan chefs challenged Flay. The show featured chefs Tamearra Dyson and Adyre Mason and marked the first fully plant-based episode in…

Natalie Portman is Investing in Vegan Bacon: Here’s Why

Ever since Natalie Portman announced her Instagram hiatus last year, we’ve desperately missed her vegan recipes. Through the entire COVID-19 quarantine, the acclaimed actress shared recipes over IGTV with her fans, hoping to destigmatize plant-based dieting with a little optimism. Portman stepped…

The Mediterranean Diet Is Number One for Weight Loss. How to Make it Vegan

The Mediterranean diet has long been ranked as the healthiest way to eat among diet and nutrition experts since studies show it helps reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases like heart disease and obesity. But now new research shows that it is also the top method for long-term weight loss, beating lo…

How to Make a Vegan Taco Bowl Dip For Under $1 a Serving

This Mexican-inspired taco bowl dip is all sorts of delicious. Made with layers of creamy refried beans, guacamole, cashew cream, salsa, veggies, and dairy-free shredded cheese, it packs a flavor punch.Taco dip is the perfect item to bring to a potluck or gathering (know of any football events comi…

The 10 Best Places To Eat Plant-Based in San Francisco, California

It’s no surprise that San Francisco is one of the most flavorful places to find plant-based fare. This city has so many eateries with plant-based menu offerings, from local post-workout cafés to elegant fine dining experiences. We’ve rounded up ten of the best places to eat and drink vegan in S…

5 High-Fiber Recipes That Help Boost Weight Loss

January is  the month when many nutritionists see their clients most eager to lose weight, including Nicole Osinga, RD, who told The Beet she hears "a lot of people are trying to lose weight this time of year." That said, if you are one of those people who want to lose weight to get healthier…

Want to Go Plant-Based? Here’s How to Start. First, Know Your “Why”

Want to go plant-based? There's a way to do it that's easy, fun, delicious, and motivating. Read on for the exact steps to take. First, know your "why." Then get professional help from those who know best how to eat a nutritious diet and get enough protein and other essential nutrients, such as by a…

The McPlant Is Coming to 600 More McDonald’s. Here’s Where to Get It

McDonald’s dropped the most buzzed-about plant-based menu item when it unveiled the McPlant, leaving customers drooling over the meatless burger. But for now, the exclusive release has people wondering, when can I try it? McDonald's fans nationwide have been waiting patiently to try the new meat…

Cam Newton Wants You to Eat This Vegan Chicken

For decades, vegan food and athletes were believed to be a contradictory duo, but stereotypes shrouding the benefits of plant-based eating and athletic performance have been debunked. Athletes like NFL star Cam Newton faced off against the harmful stereotypes that criticized plant-based eating to pr…

We Tried Pistachio Milk. Here’s Why It’s Better Than Other Plant Milks

Pistachio milk is having a moment. There's a reason that the non-dairy alternative made from tiny little green nuts is gaining in popularity: It's packed with protein and fiber, has about the same number of calories as skim milk, but creates a thick, rich, frothy addition to coffee that has all the…

Vegan Comfort Food Is a Trend to Watch in 2022, According to Kroger

There's no denying that consumers are looking for vegan foods now more than ever. While grocery shopping, 18 percent of United States households now purchase plant-based meat, and more impressively, 77 percent of shoppers have purchased plant-based products in the last six months. Plant-based ea…

This Vegan Cinnamon Roll Bakery is Opening a Location Near You

Cinnaholic broke into the national scene when founders Shannah and Florian Radke denied  $200,000 from Shark Tank investor Robert Herjavec in 2014. Now, the vegan cinnamon roll franchise plans to open 25 new locations by the end of 2022. The company revealed that it sold $20 million worth of vega…

How to Make Sweetgreen’s Chicken + Brussels Salad Vegan

Ask any salad lover for their favorite fast-casual chain restaurant, and Sweetgreen is bound to be in their top choices. Sweetgreen makes healthy eating so easy with the option for a custom salad or a signature salad like this "Chicken" + Brussels Salad which we made vegan, and extra healthy.We too…

How to Maintain Weight Loss on a Plant-Based Diet, from a Registered Dietitian

I hear from a lot of people who are trying to lose weight this time of year. Whether you are one of the fortunate who has managed to lose unwanted pounds, or you're still working on achieving your goals, the next question is: "How do you keep it off?" The answer is that at every step of your wei…

The UK’s Favorite Vegan Fried Chicken Brand Is Now Available in the US

From KFC to 7-Eleven, plant-based fried chicken has never been more widely available, and now UK-based VFC Foods is planning to expand its distribution range significantly during the next year. The vegan fried chicken startup recently secured £7.5 million (US $10.3 million), announcing that it int…

Chef AJ’s Quinoa Salad With Fresh Herbs, Currants, and Pomegranate

Whether you're attending a party, picnic, or potluck, this delicious and easy-to-make recipe is always a crowd-pleaser. While quinoa is technically a seed, it can be used in just about any recipe that calls for whole grain. Naturally gluten-free and high in protein (not that you would ever have to w…

I Tried KFC’s New Vegan Beyond Fried Chicken: Here’s What I Thought

Just over a week ago, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) began serving its new Beyond Meat chicken nuggets and I had to get my hands on some. Not only did I want to see how the fast-food chain’s formula stood up to its famous original fried chicken, but I also wanted to bring back some childhood nosta…

Think You Have COVID? Here’s Where to Get Your Free Test, and What to Eat

As omicron races across the country and more people worry that they may have this subtler strain of COVID-19, you can now get free at-home tests sent to your door, starting today. Just go to this link and order them and you'll get yours soon.When you test positive, there are foods to eat that can…

Love Poke? This National Chain Adds Vegan Spam Musubi to Its Menu

Poke – a common dish in Hawaiian cuisine usually comprised of chopped-up raw fish – went from a relatively local specialty to a national craze in a matter of a few years, but the fish-centric dish leaves plant-based diners wanting something more: Leading poke chain Pokeworks announced recently…

Healthy Moroccan-Style Vegan Lentil Stew

This stew is thick, hearty, warming, and comforting, so perfect for the colder days. It’s packed with protein-rich lentils, nutritious veggies, and flavorful spices – you'll love the way your kitchen smells.Affordable, Easy to StoreThis lentil and chickpea stew makes an awesome budget-friendly…

7 Genius Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home

If you're trying to live a more sustainable life and lower your overall carbon footprint, one way to do it is to reduce your food waste. Lowering your impact through food choices is easier than you think, suggests Ashlee Piper, sustainability expert and author of Give A Sh*t: Do Good. Live Bette…

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Hearts of Palm and Why to Eat More of Them

Heart of palm has been a staple in my diet all my life, since like many Latinx people my family ate it often. But I had never even considered where it came from, so I researched this specific type of food and discovered that it’s one of the healthiest plants you can eat.What is heart of palm?Techn…

Study: Plant-Based Diets Could Slash Greenhouse Gasses by 61 Percent

Between wildfires, hurricanes, rising temperatures, and abnormal weather patterns, the worsening climate crisis is becoming impossible to ignore. But with news headlines warning about the environmental damages, consumers wonder how things can possibly be fixed. For individuals worldwide, the solut…

The 11 Best Places to Eat Plant-Based in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota

For somewhere as cold as the Twin Cities, there is nothing more important than some serious Midwestern comfort food. Known for hearty classics, the food scene in both Minneapolis and St. Paul is a haven for the wintertime, full of countless restaurants that have taken plant-based cuisine to the next…

New Study Shows Plant Protein Can Build Muscle as Well as Whey

Worried that plant-based eating could stand in the way of you getting into shape and building muscle? Many people may feel this way, but there is no need to be wary of vegan protein sources. A study published in the scientific journal Sports Medicine concluded that plant-based protein consumption s…

The Best Plant-Based Products to Buy This Week, from The Beet Editors

This week, we focus on getting, and staying, healthy. That means buying more plant-based products, swapping out animal fat, added sugar, and all processed foods for natural ingredients that fuel the immune system and boost our energy, and allow us to live our healthiest lives, even during a pandemic…

Your Guide to Getting Enough Calcium on a Vegan or Plant-Based Diet

You probably didn’t grow up hearing “drink your kale smoothie for strong bones!” or “eat your tofu to have fewer cavities!” If you’re increasingly eating more plant-based foods, you may wonder whether it's possible to get enough calcium to stay healthy.Experts believe that plant-bas…

How to Make Sweetgreen’s Guacamole Greens Salad at Home and Vegan

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. We made it easier for you to enjoy your favorite Sweetgreen salad at home and…

The First Vegan Salmon Fillet Will Be Available Soon: Here Are the Details

For years, vegan seafood has remained on the fringes of the plant-based industry, but now, recipe developers and food tech companies are placing their bets on plant-based alternatives. The Israeli food-tech company Plantish just unveiled its first vegan whole-cut salmon fillets, the first plant…

Our 7 Most Popular Plant-Based Soup Recipes

One of winter's simple pleasures is cozying up with your favorite soup, ditching the spoon, and sipping from the side of the bowl when no one is looking. There's no better time to stir the pot than now since record-breaking temperatures have dropped below 10 degrees in the Northeast, and snowfall i…

Biden Promised $1 Billion to Meat Farmers. Why Not Spend It on Plant Protein?

Tracy Tomascik raises beef cattle in Central Texas and told a local news station in Texas that these last few years have been difficult for people in his industry."I can speak for everybody in the livestock industry across the state," Tomascik said. "Things have been challenging for the most part wh…

Costco Launches New Vegan Chicken Kebabs Called ‘Shicken’

Costco, the international supermarket known for its bulk and discounted products, just announced that it will start stocking its shelves with Plant Alternative’s new 'Shicken' Tikka Kebab Skewers across the United Kingdom. Costco’s partnership with Plant Alternative aims to promote Veganuary wh…

Movie Date? AMC Theatres Now Serves Impossible Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Movies theaters have faced some of their biggest years of hardship since the onset of the pandemic. Unlike other industries slowed down by COVID, theaters struggled to bounce back as streaming services gobbled up movie-goers attention. Now, AMC Theatres is looking to entice younger customers with…

7-Eleven Now Offers Vegan Chicken Tenders at 600 Locations

7-Eleven has always stood out from its convenience store competitors, garnering a loyal customer base who appreciates the many ready-made food options the chain carries. Now, 7-Eleven is making sure that it caters to all its customers, announcing that it will begin selling vegan chicken tender…

Your Guide to Vitamin B12: Do You Need to Take It On a Plant-Based Diet?

Vegan diets often get criticized for being short in certain nutrients, like protein and iron, but both are easily attained through eating protein-rich foods like tofu, lentils, and all kinds of beans. The next on the list that gets singled out is vitamin B12. That’s because this nutrient is most c…

With Shortages of Meat, Eggs and Poultry, What to Buy Instead

The latest victim of COVID's unpredictable rise? The workforce that brings food to your grocery store. Specifically, this week, truckers, loaders, packagers, and others who are doing the unseen tasks of delivering your meat, eggs, and poultry every week are out sick. The shortages that started in t…

Chef Matthew Kenney’s Sweet and Savory Oatmeal

Do you ever wake up in the morning wishing breakfast was already made? With overnight oats, it can be! All it takes are a few quick, simple steps the night before and you can have a grab-and-go breakfast ready every morning without hassle. Overnight oats are not only hearty and healthy but they are…


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