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Plant-based Vs. Vegan: What’s the Difference? (Plus, a downloadable plant-based grocery list)

With so many plant-based options, you may not know where to start. We’ve compiled this list of plant-based foods that will help you get started. And if you're worried about flavor, don't worry--cutting out meat and dairy doesn't mean having to cut down on flavor! You may actually find that plant-based cooking is easier than you thought! I know, I know--eating healthy in the past has been difficult. But this Whole Food Plant Based Grocery List makes it super easy to take with you when you go grocery shopping....

5 Tips to Stay Cool and Hydrated in Summer Heat

We all know water is important to healthy living, but just like sleep and self care, it is often overlooked or downplayed. Water is essential to our survival but also to our thriving! You may notice a lack of energy, increased headaches, irritability, difficulty concentrating, constipation, and more when you are not hydrated adequately. A general rule of thumb is to consume at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day at baseline, plus more for physical activity, temperature, humidity, etc. Don’t rely on thirst to tell you when to drink water- monitoring urine color (should be pale to light yellow) and frequency are much more reliable markers of hydration status. Especially in hot and humid summer conditions, reminding ourselves to drink...

Kids & Families: 8 Simple Steps to Feel Your Best

As we enjoy the last weeks of summer, it may be helpful to give some thought to how you'd like this next school year to look for you and your family. For example, are there new routines you want to create? Things you want to do together? The following tips are designed to help set you up for success. 1. Put your priorities on paper Sit down as a family and discuss what feels most important to you. For example, is getting more sleep a priority? Sitting down to dinner together at least three times a week? Factoring in time for family activities? Think about how doing--or not doing--these things will affect you, and then get specific about how you'll carve out time for what feels most important. 2. Identify supportive resources Whether...

On the Road Again

As we start to venture out of our homes with the world starting to open up, it can feel stressful to think about how to keep up with your wellness goals and plant-based nutrition while traveling and dining out. Whether you are looking forward to a day trip, a longer road trip, or a vacation getaway, we have 5 TIPS for you to stay healthy and eat plant-based while on the road! 1. Plan ahead The best way to succeed is to make a plan. Just as you are likely planning activities to do, sights to see, and outfits to wear on your adventures, set aside some time to plan how you are going to stay plant strong while out. Think about how much you can/want to...

WF’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Check out our gift ideas to keep your loved ones happy and healthy this holiday season! Give the gift of of fresh produce: Fight food waste with Misfits Market organic produce and sustainably sourced pantry staples delivered to your door weekly or bi-weekly. Starts at $22 per box. Give the gift of peace of mind & body: Packed with inspiration and practical exercises, Mindfulness Cards is a set of beautifully-designed cards which bring awareness, calm and kindness to wherever you are. Each set comes with 48 cards which have an inspiring phrase or idea on one side and a more detailed exercise related to that phrase on the other  A lovely, useful gift, the deck's teachings will stick with a loved one for their lifetime. $14 Give...