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Are you looking for a nutritious and satisfying breakfast that's both quick to prepare and bursting with flavor? Look no further than this recipe for Nutty Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats. Packed with wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, non-dairy milk, nut butter,...
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Chief Bean Chaser, Professional Chef and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Why Chasing Beans, you ask?
I created Chasing Beans for YOU. Thanks for checking in. I believe it’s no accident that you’re here. My greatest wish is to provide you with recipes, guidance and inspiration for a healthy (and always delicious) plant based lifestyle. Click on the link below to learn more about me and how Chasing Beans got its name.
We’ve all Bean There…
Are you sick and tired of wondering what to make for dinner?
Do you find yourself eating out more than you’d like?
Are you confused about all the information out there on how to eat healthfully?
Have you had it up to here with diets?
Are you suffering from fatigue and/or other physical symptoms that are dragging you down?
Are you addicted to food? Sugar, Salt, Fat, White Flour?
Are you afraid that you can’t give up or limit certain foods that you know are not promoting your best health?
Are you ready to finally give up your unhealthy habits and find a new relationship with nourishing, delicious and life sustaining food?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you’re in the right place! I’m so glad you’re here. Taking care of “the one and only you”, not to mention the whole family, is hard in today’s world. Here at Chasing Beans, you’ll discover the life changing magic that eating well brings to your body, mind and spirit. You’ll find delicious plant based recipes made with little or no processed ingredients, health and wellness tips and inspiration.
What is an energy bite, anyway? Energy bites, also known as energy balls, protein balls and bliss balls are usually small balls of whole food ingredients without added processed sugar and without flour, gluten and dairy. With a healthy combination of proteins, carbs...
Traditional puttanesca sauce originated in Naples, Italy. It is a very flavorful combination of olive oil, black olives, capers, garlic, chili pepper, oregano, tomatoes and fresh parsley. It comes together so quickly that it's great for a weeknight dinner. If you have...
Have you tried kefir? With this Tropical Probiotic Green Smoothie, you'll be transported to a warm sunny beach while treating your body to the health benefits of probiotic rich kefir. My amazing hairdresser, Jaci and I struggled with the pronunciation at my last...
Well it's a little past tailgate season, but I was in the mood for something warm and spicy and this Tailgate Vegan Chili hit the spot. Of course, I didn't have to name it tailgate chili but it transported me back to those pre-game days of my son, Alex's high school...
YUM, YUM, YUM! That's really all that needs to be said about this Creamy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff. This dish easily identifies as a comfort food on a cold winter night. It is creamy but also rich and flavorful. And to top it all off, mushrooms are nutritional...
This Thai Roasted Butternut Squash Soup really hits the spot on these cold winter days and nights. We're bracing for a big snow storm as I write this, and I've purchased some squash so that we can enjoy this recipe while we're hunkered down. I used Red Kuri squash for...
This recipe for Pan-Seared Pork Chops With Pomegranate Glaze is another one that you can put together in minutes for a weeknight meal, but it also can translate to an elegant and flavorful dish for entertaining guests. We are fortunate that pomegranate juice is now...
Looking to add more vegetables to your diet? You can't go wrong with this Fresh Vegetable Soup loaded with nutritious vegetables(8 in fact) and fresh and dried herbs. It's warm, comforting, and filling during these cold winter nights and it offers a bounty of...
If you're a lover of Indian food like I am, this Chana Masala is going to be a hit. It has tremendous depth of flavor from the classic ingredients and it only takes 25 minutes from start to finish to go from an idea to dinner on your table. When I was first learning...
Chasing something special?
There is an abundance of information available in the world today (more than ever before in history) about how to nourish yourself. It is very exciting to be able to access so much knowledge, but at times it can become overwhelming.
What’s Right for Me?
Questions arise as to which scientific study should I believe (as they are often contradictory), which expert should I follow (as experts often disagree), what’s right for me (which may or may not be what anyone else in the universe needs) and how can I find the time in my busy life to attend to these things.
Generally speaking, a range of experts in the fields of nutrition and medicine suggest the following for optimal health:
- Decrease saturated fats and trans fats
- Increase intake of fruits and vegetables
- Eat more fiber
- Substitute animal protein with plant protein
- Increase whole grains
- Limit sweets, desserts and sugary sodas
- Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all
- Reduce intake of salt
- Control portion size
- Exercise regularly
Engage with Chasing Beans
Whether you are doing some or all of these things, you will find delicious plant based recipes, inspiration and education right here on these pages, so dive right in, and in the spirit of lifting up the universe, please provide comments when they are kind, respectful and may be helpful to others especially including me.
Progress, Not Perfection
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will be you and me. We can take pride in the changes we make each day that lead us to a healthier self. I continue on my journey of self discovery into healthfulness, and I’m pretty sure I will always be on this journey. As is said, “it’s about progress, not perfection.” Moving towards your goal of a healthier you will bring you abundance that you never dreamed possible, and you can enjoy the journey.
Join me here to discover healthy and delicious recipes, learn more about how to feed yourself
for optimal health. and find inspiration for being the best that you can be everyday!
Here’s to YOU! You are AMAZING just the way you are!
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