How to Host a Plant-Based Holiday Party that Everyone will Enjoy

How to Host a Plant-Based Holiday Party that Everyone will Enjoy

As we look forward to upcoming holiday celebrations, I have great news to share. Following a plant-based diet IS possible during the holidays and in social settings in general! For a long time I put off adopting a plant-based diet because I was worried what people would think and that I'd be left out. Now I know that those concerns were not valid. In this post, I'll take you inside my fully plant-based holiday party, which was a huge hit among all of my friends! I'll also address the issue of dietary changes and the social response.

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No Bake Buckwheat Oats for Breakfast

No Bake Buckwheat Oats for Breakfast

For an easy, no bake breakfast, soak raw buckwheat oat groats overnight and rinse over a mesh strainer for perfect oatmeal. This meal is rich in nutrients, digests easily, and leaves us feeling light. The energy that would be spent on breaking down heavier meals like eggs and toast is energy we want to instead hold on to. We need that energy to wake up! Despite it's name, buckwheat is a wheat-less, gluten-free grain. It comes from a plant that is related to thick-steamed, leafy rhubarb. 

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No Bake Raw Cookie Balls

No Bake Raw Cookie Balls

Raw recipes offer a lot of creative ways to transform unprocessed fresh, crunchy plant foods into forms we all love. For example. grabbing an apple makes a great snack, but blending it with a banana, almond milk, and a mango, offers something completely new—a smoothie. In a similar way, experimenting with a food processor will help you to make wonderful dips, dressings, soups, pâtés, and tasty desserts entirely out of health foods without baking or using heat. We'll show you how to make a cookie that will keep bodies and the kitchen cool on these hot summer days!

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Pomegranate Summer Salad

Pomegranate Summer Salad

As we move into the summer, try making this lovely fruit salad, and take your lunch outdoors! Using the delicious and healthy pomegranate, this recipe helps you to incorporate one truly amazing fruit into your diet that has presented in major clinical research to aid in overall health. Scientists have found a component in pomegranates called punicalagin to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and remarkably, increase the pace in which heart blockages melt away. The fruit has been show to inhibit various types of cancers and to protect against cancer growth. As experts on the plant-based diet have been discovering for years, a diet rich in plant foods can both prevent and reverse illness, and the pomegranate is a popular summer food that certainly fits the bill.

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