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Health Benefits of Wheat Grass

Vitamin A -  essential for the proper health of skin, nails and hair as well as the digestive track.

Vitamin E - helps with the immune system

Vitamin B-12 - boosts immunity and energy

Magnesium - helps the body retain proper enzyme levels and fight toxins in the blood and other tissues of the body

Iron - helps with circulation and the quality and health of blood in the body

Calcium - helps keep bones strong and also helps to retain overall health of the body

  • A physical and mental sense of well-being
  • More energy and better sleep
  • Stronger immune system
  • Detoxification on a cellular level
  • Reduced inflammation in the entire body
  • Lessened appetite cravings
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Steadier nerves
  • Improved eyesight and night vision
Vegan Junk Food

Have a craving for sweet or salty there are a lot of accidentally vegan snack choices

Sweet

  • Oreos
  • Skittles
  • Nutter Butters
  • Dots
  • Dum-Dums
  • Teddy Grahams (Chocolate and Cinnamon)
  • Kool-Aid Gels
  • Cocoa Pebbles
  • Pop Tarts (Unfrosted Strawberry)
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Cracker Jacks
  • Swedish Fish
  • Airheads taffy
  • Keebler Animal Crackers
  • Sweet Tarts
  • Twizzlers
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Runts
  • Trix
  • Froot Loops
  • Mike and Ike

Salted

  • Orville Simply Salted Popcorn
  • Lays Original Potato Chips
  • Fritos
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Triscuits
  • Wheat Thins
  • Pretzels
Baking substitutes

Eggs

If you are baking something light and fluffy (ex. cakes or cupcakes)

  • Ener-g egg replacer
  • ¼ cup pureed soft tofu
  • 2 tsp baking powder, 2 Tbs warm water, 1 Tbs vegetable oil (mix until well combined)
  • ½ can of diet soda

If you want dense and chewy (ex. Cookies or brownies)

  • Ener-g egg replacer
  • ¼ cup pureed soft tofu
  • 1 mashed ripe banana
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 Tbs ground flaxseed, 3 Tbs water (mixed well)

Buttermilk

(1 cup=) 1 cup soymilk, ½ Tbs vinegar (whisked)

Sweetned Condensed Milk

(14 oz=) 2 ½ cups soymilk, 6 Tbs vegan butter, ½ cup sugar, ¼ tsp salt (Heat soymilk in pot, in separate larger pot melt butter then add the sugar, when sugar begins to melt add soymilk and salt, low boil and stir for 5 mins)

Powdered Egg Replacer

Makes the equivalent of approx. 45 – 50 eggs

Ingredients

2 ½ cups potato starch
1 ½ cups tapioca starch
2/3 cup baking powder
1/3 cup baking soda

Method

1. Place all ingredients in a bowl.

2. Combine well.

3. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

1. To substitute for 1 egg, use 1 rounded ½ Tbsp egg replacer powder and 2 Tbsp (1/8 cup) water (filtered water preferred).

2. If your recipe calls for egg whites beaten stiff, beat the egg replacer powder with water until stiff (this won’t work for heavily egg-white-based dishes like meringues, however.

3. For recipes calling for egg yolks, use 1 rounded ½ Tbsp egg replacer powder with 1 Tbsp water.

Recently I discovered kale, and now I am obsessed with it! Here’s one of my favorite recipes so far, it’s super easy and takes less than ten minutes. Enjoy! -Amelia

Garlic Sautéed Kale

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Ingredients:

  • Kale (about 2-3 big leaves) washed and torn into pieces
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  1.  Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  2.  Sauté the garlic until it gets to be a golden color
  3.  Add the kale, stir it around and let it cook until it turns bright green. This should take about two minutes
  4. Remove from heat and serve immediately.