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.

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

Apple Carrot Cranberry Ginger Juice

It’s cranberry season! I love fresh cranberries. When they go on sale at my grocery store I stock up, putting several bags in the freezer to enjoy in later months. One of my new favorite ways to use fresh cranberries is in a juice. This juice is a good balance of tart and sweet, and [...]

Plant-Based Lifestyle Year-end Dinner Party Strategies

The year-end weeks bring with them opportunities to rest, reflect and reconnect with loved ones. Along with coffee and conversation comes food. Lots of food. If you are new to the plant-based lifestyle, food-focused gatherings can be a real challenge. Especially sit down dinner parties, where what you are eating - or not eating - [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Healthy Eating, Healthy Living|0 Comments

How to Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk In Half

Every October the pink ribbons come out. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has helped bring attention to breast cancer and the need for early diagnosis and effective treatment. But what about breast cancer prevention? What can be done to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer in the first place, or reduce the risk of [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Mexican Black Bean Stuffed Spaghetti Squash (WFPB, Vegan, Vegetarian, GF)

Walk into a grocery store in October in the Northern Hemisphere, and you’re likely to see winter squash of all shapes and sizes piled high in bins. These lovely vegetables have been soaking up the sun all summer long. (If you grow winter squash, you know you have been faithfully watering these babies for months. [...]

Better Than Chicken Noodle Skillet Casserole

This week I made over a former family favorite – Tuna Noodle Casserole. The new version is plant-based and utilizes a meat replacement product from Beyond Meat® called Beyond Chicken Strips. If you’re already on the WFPB bandwagon, you may question this ingredient. You know that whole food, plant-based ingredients are best. If this is [...]

Green Chile Con Carne (Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant-Based)

This satisfying meal combines two of my favorite foods – meaty Chile Con Carne and New Mexico Hatch Green Chile.  It is a delicious, plant-based chili that will please even the most committed carnivore. The recipe utilizes a plant-based meat substitute from Beyond Meat®. This product makes it easy to create a healthy vegan or [...]

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