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RECIPE: Seven Trees Fruit Salad

Trees give us so much: clean air, clean groundwater, shade, rain, temperature regulation, wood for our buildings and fires, and fruit salads for our bellies. Fruit isn't the only tree part that is delectable and nutritious. Often tree seeds, also known as "nuts", and sometimes the bark and sap of trees are also edible and a healthful part of a whole food plant-based diet. Here I'm sharing a recipe that is made from 100% trees. Seven Trees Fruit Salad is a delicious way to enjoy nutrient-rich, fiber-full, hydrating tree…

RECIPE: Mango Smoothie

Mango smoothie is one of our favorite ways to start the day. I love making smoothies because they are easy to make, delicious, and nutritious and there are so many flavor combinations. This simple smoothie recipe has just three ingredients: frozen bananas, frozen mangoes, and almond milk. Any type of sweet ripe mango will work for a smoothie. Simply dice the yellow-orange flesh into cubes and freeze hours before blending if you would like an ice-cold creamy drink. Some people prefer their drinks at room temperature and make…

RECIPE: Rainbow Salad – 100% Whole Food Plant-Based

Rainbow Salad is an easy and delicious raw vegan recipe made from 100% whole plant foods from all colors of the rainbow. I created this recipe specifically for teaching the "Eat a Rainbow" lesson to my fourth-grade students, and I love how simple, memorable, and versatile it is. You can use any salad green for the greens and experiment with different variations of this basic recipe using your favorite vegetables. The basic goal of this dish is to combine all the colors of the rainbow in a one super-nutritious salad.  Each…

RECIPE: Garden Sushi Cups – Vegan Sushi

Garden Sushi Cups Recipe Add variety to your vegan sushi repertoire. This simple tasty vegan sushi recipe contains 100% whole plant foods that you can grow in your garden. Garden Sushi Cups are heart-healthy, low-fat, low-sodium, dairy-free, gluten-free, and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Read more about how to make this easy and nutritious plant-based recipe the whole family will love. Kid-Approved Plant-based Recipe This recipe was probably my fourth grade students favorite recipe of the year. The students…