SESAME BUDDHA BOWL

From Blue Zones: This Buddha bowl from Sharon Palmer, RDN, the Plant-Powered Dietitian, is inspired by tempeh—the traditional fermented Indonesian soy and grain cake. It’s filled to the brim with brown rice, crunchy radishes, baby kale, asparagus, mushrooms, and peppers. And topped with a tahini ginger dressing for bold flavor. [Read more…]

Seven Foods to Supercharge Your Gut Bacteria

By Meghan Jardine, M.S., M.B.A., R.D., L.D., C.D.E.

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Did you know we are only 10 percent human? Ninety percent of our cells are nonhuman, microbial cells. Since our diet influences our microbes, it’s true: We really are what we eat. The good news is that you can cultivate a new microbiota, formerly known as gut flora, in just 24 hours—by changing what you eat. Bacteria that live in our intestinal tract, also known as gut bugs, flourish off of colorful, plant-based foods. The latest studies on microbiota continue to show us how the process works, which explains why the mere mention of gut bacteria sparks conversations in both research labs and newsrooms. [Read more…]

Brown Bag It!

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Anytime my wife and the mother of our two daughters heads out on a long flight I hook her up like a Fit Father should. No need in searching for GMO, processed or fast foods in the airport when 20 minutes of home prep can lead to nutritional happiness in the friendly skies. Moreover, on the road you never know what mood your taste buds will be in so I always prepare a few options for Misa to choose from.

Meal 1) TLT = Tempeh, Lettuce and Tomatoe sandwich on whole grain toast. But I use kale instead.

Meal 2) Fresh, steamed, organic kale and onions seasoned with nutritional yeast, garlic and Braggs Liquid Aminos served over quinoa.

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Meal 3) Fit Fathers Bowl: Brown Rice, the kale, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes and onions.

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Remember, never accept an excuse for not eating healthy no matter where you are; home, on the road or out with friends. Your health is your future. Eat clean!

 

Fit Fathers’ Meatless Monday TLT: Tempeh, Lettuce & Tomatoes!

IMG_7955To honor Meatless Monday weekly, Maryland resident chef Misa Rawlins typically prepares a magnificent TLT for those looking for a healthier spin on the traditional BLT. This sandwich can be served as a full meal or a side dish with a small Kale salad and organic bean chips. It also makes for the perfect meal on long flights opposed to degenerative airline food. There is no shame in our game when it comes to brown bags on airplanes!

The formula = Tempeh bacon slices (cook for 5 minutes); toasted Ezekiel Bread; spinach; tomatoes; avocado; sprouts; onions, and Veganaise.

Serve with a glass of freshly pressed green juice and enjoy!