About Stephanie Leach

As a Plant-Based Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, Stephanie Leach works with individuals and families that are ready to reclaim their health and avoid or reverse chronic conditions by helping them transition to a customized whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle that works for them.

5 Big Reasons to Switch to Oil-Free Salad Dressings

One of the foundations of a nutrient-dense whole food, plant-based diet is to eliminate as much oil as possible. But when I first read about oil-free salad dressings, I was skeptical. What? Don’t we need fat to absorb all the nutrients in the salad? Won’t they taste unsatisfying/too vinegary? Is it really that big of [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chipotle Burritos

Burritos are one of my go-to comfort foods. They’re fast, filling, and so full of flavor I don’t miss the oil, cheese or sour cream. This delicious, whole-food, plant-based burrito starts with water sautéed onion and jalapeno pepper. Then I add in diced, cooked sweet potatoes and a couple of handfuls of mixed baby greens. [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian Recipes|0 Comments

Plant-Based Diet Menu Planning Tips

When transitioning to a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle, there is one critical skill that must be mastered. Menu planning! This shouldn’t come as a surprise. All worthy endeavors require some planning. This is especially true when doing something new. Without a well thought out menu, old food habits quickly surface. Like ordering pizza [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Diets, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Differences Between a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet and a Vegan Diet

As a Certified Health Coach, I help individuals transition to a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet and Lifestyle so they can prevent and reverse chronic disease, and lose weight and keep it off. I often get asked what a Whole Food, Plant-Based [WFPB] diet is and how it is different from a Vegan diet. There are [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Diets, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

How to Make Almond Milk with a Vertical Slow Juicer

A few months back, I finally smoked my ancient Juiceman II juicer. It was whirling right along, turning cucumbers and carrots into a frothy fountain of juice, when I noticed that tell-tale “burning” smell of an appliance gone bad. I was disappointed, but not surprised that it died. I was actually impressed that it lasted [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Healthy Eating, Juicing|0 Comments

Cooking from The PlantPure Nation Cookbook

The PlantPure Nation Cookbook is the companion to the breakthrough film PlantPure Nation, a compelling movie about the power of a whole food, plant-based diet to quickly and dramatically improve health. The cookbook author is the warm and friendly Kim Campbell, wife of Nelson Campbell featured in the film, and daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Cookbook Review, Healthy Eating|2 Comments

Stir Fried Mung Beans, Cabbage and Bell Pepper with Garlic Tofu

Juicy, crunchy mung bean sprouts. I love them! I often toss a handful into a soup or stir fry, but this recipe makes them the star. These sprouts may not look especially nutritious. Pale and mostly water, there are only around 31 calories in a cup. But appearances can be deceiving. Remember, this is a [...]

How High Protein Diets Fail

In recent years, high protein diets have become popular for weight loss. News outlets like Women’s Health publish articles with titles like “Protein: Your Secret Weigh-Loss Weapon,” that feature astounding statements, including “The moment it leaves your fork, protein starts winnowing your waistline.” Other popular websites like Eat This, Not That! claim that “protein helps [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Diets, Healthy Eating, Nutrition|0 Comments

Flax Seed vs. Drugs for High Blood Pressure

If you have hypertension, or high blood pressure, you know it is important to get it under control. It’s a serious condition that can lead to strokes and heart attacks. If your blood pressure is consistently above normal (120/80,) your doctor may prescribe blood pressure lowering medication. While these drugs help, they come with a [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Grains, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Swiss Chard with Mushrooms and Onions

Greens are one of the foundation foods of the Nutritarian Diet. This whole food, plant-based diet developed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman puts emphasis on cancer-fighting, nutrient dense foods. And dark leafy greens are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Most of the calories in green veg comes from . . . (surprise!) PROTEIN. A [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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