7 Dimensions of Wellness

7 Dimensions of Wellness
7 Dimensions of Wellness

Monday, August 29, 2016

With this new convenience world where fast food restaurants are around every corner, it is oftentimes difficult to have family meals, as well as family time. This recipe could possibly help to bring Your family closer together!

Spring Vegetal Tacos

Recipe: http://www.meatlessmonday.com/recipes/spring-vegetal-tacos/

Kristin - Meatless Monday Intern

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Although many people consume meat as their source of protein, plants can be an even better alternative. According to Mayo Clinic, they state that "the fats in meat, poultry, eggs and high-fat dairy products such as cheese are considered solid fats, while the fats in seafood, nuts and seeds are considered oils" (mayoclinic.org, 2016). Therefore, consuming more oily fats can be more beneficial and healthier than the solid fats.

Article: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/meatless-meals/art-20048193

Picture: http://exodusinternational.org/know-your-nutrients-saturated-vs-unsaturated-fats/

Kristin - Meatless Monday Intern

Monday, August 22, 2016

If you like quinoa and black beans, this can be the recipe for you! This recipe is a quinoa enchilada casserole, and it is a simple meal to make! To make it even healthier, you could reduce the amount of cheese.

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Find this recipe at: http://damndelicious.net/2014/07/07/quinoa-enchilada-casserole/

Kristin - Meatless Monday Intern

Thursday, August 18, 2016

As a vegetarian or a vegan, it can be somewhat challenging to consume enough protein every day. Since non-vegetarians usually get their protein from their meats, vegetarians might have a harder time finding those nutrients. However, this Sweet Potato and Green Rice Burrito Bowl just might do the trick!

Spicy Sweet Potato and Green Rice Burrito Bowls


Kristin - Meatless Monday Intern

Monday, August 15, 2016

Going vegetarian can bring a variety of health benefits. A few reasons to go vegetarian can be the following: (1) living longer, (2) more energy, and (3) warding off disease.

  1. Switching from a standard American diet to a vegetarian diet can add years to your life. In fact, Michael F. Roizen, MD, states that it "can add about 13 healthy years to your life" (vegetariantimes.com, 2016). 
  2.  When there is too much fat in your bloodstream, your arteries will not open properly, and your muscles will not get enough oxygen. According to Vegetariantimes.com, "balanced vegetarian diets are naturally free of cholesterol-laden, artery-clogging animal products that physically slow us down and keep us hitting the snooze button morning after morning" (2016). 
  3. Vegetarian diets can be healthier in the way that it can prevent, treat, or reverse heart disease and reduce the risk of cancer. Since cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. (vegetariantimes.com, 2016), becoming vegetarian or at least reducing the consumption of meat can help to decrease/prevent these diseases from increasing.

Additional reasons can be found at: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/article/why-go-veg-learn-about-becoming-a-vegetarian/

Kristin - Meatless Monday Intern

Meatless Monday: Fresh Watermelon Salad

Fresh Watermelon Salad

A refreshing way to enjoy the popular summer fruit, watermelon.

  1. 1 medium seedless Watermelon diced into medium chunks.
  2. 1/3 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  3. Juice of 1 large lime
  4. 1 Tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
  5. 2 tablespoons of minced Mint Leaves + leaves for garnish
  6. Fresh Black Pepper
  7. 1 heaping Teaspoon of minced onion (optional)
  1. Combine Watermelon, lime juice, Balsamic Vinegar, minced onion, mint, and feta cheese in a large bowl.
  2. Toss gently to combine.
  3. Top with fresh Black pepper and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate until chilled.

Friday, August 12, 2016

These days, we are so consumed with the fast-paced life that fast food tends to be our go-to when trying to find something that is quick and ready to eat. As we know, fast food is very unhealthy for our health, and it is filled with calories and fat. A healthier alternative to a burger could be this mouthwatering cheddar and lentil burger.

Smoked Cheddar and Lentil Burgers


Kristin - Meatless Monday Intern

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Here is a summer recipe that is quick and easy to make! It is a Spinach, Apple, and Walnut Salad, and according to Dr. Mercola, there are 7 benefits of eating walnuts (Mercola, 2014). They include the following:
  1. Cancer-fighting properties
  2. Heart health
  3. Rare and powerful antioxidants
  4. Weight control
  5. Improved reproductive health in men
  6. Brain health
  7. Diabetes

Spinach, Apple, and Walnut Salad

Recipe: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/spinach-apple-walnut-salad
Dr. Mercola: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/05/19/7-walnuts-benefits.aspx

Kristin - Meatless Monday Intern