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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Some of the items mentioned below may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Stuffed peppers are like culinary canvases, ready to be filled with a myriad of flavorful ingredients.  In a world increasingly embracing plant-based eating, vegetarian meals offer health benefits and delicious flavors […]

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Some links below are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Hey there, fellow food enthusiasts and nutrition aficionados! Today, we’re discussing a nutrient that’s often in the spotlight for vegetarians: iron. Iron plays a crucial role in our bodies, helping with oxygen transport, energy production, and

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Hey there, fellow foodies and vegetarians! Are you craving Dairy Queen but find yourself wondering what options are available for a vegetarian? Well, you’re in luck! In this tasty blog post, we’re exploring the Dairy Queen menu in search of vegetarian-friendly options!  Depending on your location, you may be pleasantly

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Hey there, fellow plant-based foodies! Since we were kids, calcium and its link to bone health were driven into our brains. We were told to drink our milk, so we have strong bones. But does calcium have any other function in our bodies?  And what if we’re vegan? Or lactose-intolerant?

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Navigating dietary preferences can be challenging, especially in multivore families where vegetarians coexist with omnivores. In such households, understanding ingredient labels becomes crucial for maintaining a vegetarian lifestyle while accommodating diverse dietary needs. One common ingredient that often raises questions among vegetarians is corn syrup. Derived from cornstarch, corn syrup

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD People often discuss protein, typically concerning muscle growth and maintenance. But rarely do you see good recommendations of how much you actually need, what happens if you eat too much, or what conditions change how much you should be eating. And what does protein do other than contribute to growth?

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Are you in need of a quick and delicious veggie soup recipe? Look no further than this 3-Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup. With just three simple ingredients, you can whip up a creamy and flavorful soup that is perfect for cozy evenings at home or as an impressive starter for a

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD As we discussed before, a vegetarian diet can be very healthy when it is well-planned. However, if you aren’t ensuring you meet all of your nutritional needs, it is possible to have certain nutritional deficiencies that can have a bad effect on your health. This post is the first in a

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD A traditional English Breakfast, sometimes called a Full English Breakfast or a British Fry Up is a heavy, greasy meal.  A hangover meal, essentially.  It typically has bacon, sausage, and a fried egg, along with some baked beans, potatoes, grilled mushrooms and tomatoes, and bread. If you wanted, all you’d

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Hey there, ever wondered what makes fruits and veggies so good for you? Well, besides the obvious vitamins and minerals, there’s something else that gives these natural powerhouses their superfood status – phytochemicals! These little wonders are the secret weapons found in plants that provide an array of health benefits.

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