The perfect guide to making tofu taste delicious

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o, tofu is not your thing. You keep seeing it everywhere, but you don’t know why it’s so popular or how to cook with it. Well, you’re not alone – I’ve heard this so many times, and I’m determined to change your mind. As the world grows increasingly more aware of how much carbon is used in the meat industry, more and more people are opting for plant-based options, and tofu is usually top of that list.

The great thing about tofu is that it’s a pretty cheap plant-based protein. Yes, the texture and the whole idea of it

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15 Sweet and Tasty Vegan Fruit Pies!


Fruit pies are the perfect dessert as we head into warmer weather. For particularly warm days, enjoy a tart and refreshing berry or key lime pie. For days when you want something a little more hearty, try a banana cream pie! These pies don’t require any dairy and taste just as good, if not so much better than their non-vegan counterparts. Give these vegan fruit pies a try to see for yourself!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! 

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Julia Turshen unites healthy and comfort in the kitchen: Delicious “does not have to be complicated”

It shouldn’t feel revolutionary, but beloved cookbook author Julia Turshen has written a healthy cookbook with no limitations. When I pointed this out to her, the culinary force behind “Simply Julia: 110 Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food” was both humbled and sad.

“I both really appreciate hearing that, and I’m also so sad to hear that,” Turshen told me on Salon Talks. “I just think for so long, I know that I confused the words ‘healthy’ and ‘skinny.’ I thought they meant the same thing.”

Turshen wrote a healthy cookbook that both celebrates comfort food — a genre

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‘Alternative’ Better-For-You Snacks Make Impact In Grocery

Consumers want a lot from their snacks. They want a steady stream of new flavors to keep them engaged, and increasingly, they want more nutritionally dense versions of traditional chips, pretzels and puffs. Manufacturers have been happy to comply with a slew of “alternative” better-for-you snacks in a variety of new flavors.

Plant-based snacks are a significant source of growth in the category and, while they still represent a small percentage of overall category sales, growth in the segment is outpacing traditional snacks.

“According to the FMI/The Hartman Group’s ‘U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends COVID-19 Tracker’ report, 44% of consumers say

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Weight Gain Foods for Kids: Best Options and Tips

All kids need to gain weight as they grow and mature, but for some kids, gaining the appropriate amount can be a real hurdle. In fact, despite increasing rates of childhood overweight and obesity, plenty of kids need a little help putting on some pounds.

With the right nutritious foods, you can help your child gain weight the healthy way. Here’s a look at the best nutrient- and calorie-dense choices to create meals and snacks for your kiddo that are both nourishing and weight promoting.

When working to budge the needle on the scale, consider all food groups. It’s not

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Why There Is No Such Thing As “Good” or “Bad” Foods, According to a Nutritionist

The food police seem out in full force these days. Between restrictive fad diets and celebrities hyping their nutrition do’s and don’ts, extreme and unreasonable messaging and rules around food are more prevalent than ever before.

As a registered dietitian, people assume my job is to be part of the food police squad, passing judgment on what people put in their mouths and maybe handing out tickets. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Oftentimes, family and friends play that role for me — more than once I’ve been called out by friends for enjoying a slice of bread with

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