July-August 2013

Meat Analogs

Golden palaces of mock meat. Most towns have one; if you don't know where it is, ask your local vegan or vegetarian. These Chinese restaurants serve classic dishes like Peking "duck," "beef" and broccoli and

July-August 2013

Raising Vegan Children

Infancy and childhood are a time of rapid growth, development and change. As nutrition professionals (and most parents) know, it is important that young children optimize their nutrition intake to promote health and vitality. This

July-August 2013

Veganism and Heart Health

When former president Bill Clinton adopted a (mostly) vegan diet, people began to take notice of a lifestyle once considered alternative or extreme. Veganism is gaining interest among the public and nutrition researchers. While concerns

July-August 2013

Plant-based Populations

The Mahatma Gandhi chose vegetarianism based not solely on his cultural heritage but also on his beliefs about humanity and moral strength. He said: "I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage

July-August 2013

Got Non-dairy Beverage?

It's not just consumers motivated by vegan ethics, but also food intolerances, ethnic cultures and taste preferences supporting the rise of non-dairy beverages or alternatives — and consumption is skyrocketing across the board. Blue Diamond,

July-August 2013

Mushrooms: Taste of the Earth

Healthy, versatile mushrooms are an excellent addition to your plate. Mushrooms impart a fifth taste sense called umami, which is savory. Hearty meat-like mushrooms are an economical and nutritious way to enhance any meal. Mushrooms

July-August 2013

eMeals

Platform and Price Free (but requires a paid subscription to access weekly meal plans); Available via Apple App store RD Score 3 out of 5 Synopsis of the App The eMeals mobile app is an

July-August 2013

Working with Vegan Clients

Last year, approximately 5 percent of American adults identified themselves as vegetarians — essentially unchanged from the 6 percent who were vegetarians in 1999 and 2001 — and fewer than 3 percent were vegan. However,

July-August 2013

SmoothieRx

Platform and Price SmoothieRx ($0.99; Available via Apple App store) RD Score 1 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Smoothie Rx aims to help users create nutritious smoothies. The app's main feature is a

July-August 2013

Tips for Vegan Victory

With popular books, films, blogs and even an ex-president boasting the benefits of going vegan, interest in this lifestyle seems to be gaining ground. But animal products are a major staple in the Western diet,

July-August 2013

Food Tripping

Platform and Price Free; Available via Apple App store RD Score 5 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Released April 2013, Food Tripping is a fun app that finds food options in your vicinity