Tackling Childhood Obesity With A Plant-Based Diet

David Beaver

People seem genuinely surprised when I tell them that our girls (8 and 5 at the time of writing) regularly eat a variety of fruit and vegetables, beans and even tofu, without grumbling.  Can plant-based diets work for children? As parents, our biggest fear was telling ourselves, "I'll make that for the two of us a night when we don't have the kids."

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Vegan Friendly Foods That Boost Your Memory

David Beaver
Have you noticed you become more forgetful as you get older (or is that just me?) Although memory loss is a natural part of growing older, you don't have to accept it without a struggle.  Several foods possess natural memory-boosting ingredients that can help you keep your mind sharp while also providing other advantages to your health.  Here we look at some vegan friendly superfoods that you can add to your diet to stave off memory loss before you reach for the supplement bottle.

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Improve your vision by eating more vegetables

David Beaver
Your eyes are one of your body's most complicated and critical organs, and consuming the appropriate nutrients will keep them healthy and performing at their best into the future. Whilst eating a diet rich in vegetables is usually beneficial to your health, specific vegetables are known for their ability to keep your eyes in tip top condition.  Here we'll look at the top three vegetables you should be eating to look give your eyes the best chance of staying healthy for longer.

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Vegan Hacks - Try These Fruits for Breakfast

David Beaver
A good breakfast is often recognised as the most essential meal of the day, but what you put in your bowl will influence how much nutritional value you get, so eating fruit first thing in the morning will help kick start your digestive system and can even help you wake up naturally without having to rely on a morning cup of coffee. Here are our favourite fruit recommendations you can enjoy first thing in the morning when you're breaking your fast.

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Busting Myths About Veganism

David Beaver
As you may have guessed we are huge supporters of all things vegan and have enjoyed watching more people adopt a plant based diet, with celebs like Miley Cyrus, Pamela Anderson and Lewis Hamilton leading the charge.  As Root Kitchen's resident vegan blogger, I wanted to use this opportunity to debunk three of the most frequent misconceptions about veganism.

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Eating Enough Calories As A Vegan

David Beaver
There are numerous advantages to eating a vegan diet. However, here is a preconception that eating only plant-based foods makes maintaining or increasing weight more difficult.

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Cauliflower Wings with a Sticky, Spicy Sauce Recipe

David Beaver
Cauliflower wings, that's what we said. Now that it's nearly time to start dusting off the BBQ's for another year we thought we'd give you a recipe that'll make an awesome addition to your BBQ that ticks all the boxes, crispy, sticky, smoky, and as spicy as you can handle

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Halloween Pumpkin Risotto with Sweet & Spicy Roasted Pepitas Recipe

David Beaver
In the spirit of not wanting to waste good food we've come up with our favourite pumpkin recipe for once you and the kids have finished carving this Halloween. The Root Tribe have sent us loads of awesome ideas but the one we liked the best was this delicious Risotto with Sweet and Spicy Pepitas.

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The Best Vegan Pancake Recipe

David Beaver
With Shrove Tuesday just around the corner our two development chefs, Lyndon and Nathan have been experimenting in the Root Kitchen this week trying to find the perfect Vegan Pancake Recipe. 

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Pimp Up Your Vegan Valentine's Day Meal

David Beaver
Love has certainly been in the air this week and we've chatted to a few of the Root Tribe this week who tell us they are going to plate up some of our vegan ready meals for their special lockdown Valentine's Day dinner so we thought we'd give you all a helping hand to add some Wow factor to your plate 😍.

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