Perri is a New York City-born-and-based writer. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and is also a culinary school graduate of the plant-based Natural Gourmet Institute, which is now the Natural Gourmet Center at ICE. She's worked on Mark Bittman's team for the plant-based meal company The Purple Carrot and on his cookbook projects.
Perri O. Blumberg
The 12 Best Superfoods To Eat Daily, From Nutritionists
Whether you’re seeking to boost your energy, immunity, or focus with a plant-based diet, you’ll probably keep stumbling across the word ‘superfood’ after just a little bit of research. A superfood – and a vegan superfood at that – sounds rare and precious, but that doesn’t mean it has to be tough-to-find, expensive, or something you haven’t heard of before. What are superfoods? “ 'superfood’ is so
Are Dairy-Free Yogurts Actually Healthy? What to Look For Before You Buy
You’re not imagining things. There’s an ever-growing collection of dairy-free yogurt options at the grocery store. As more people adopt a plant-based diet, the interest — and offerings — in non-dairy vegan yogurt and other plant-based products is expected to rise. But all dairy-free yog...
The Unexpected Foods With Added Sugar and What to Eat Instead
Many of us are looking for ways to eat healthier and clean up our diet. One of the simplest places to start is by eliminating added sugars, which are in approximately 70 percent of the foods we buy. Not to be confused with naturally occurring sugar that occurs in fruits, (so don't ditch your morning smoothie or afternoon fruit snack just yet), added sugar shows up in most packaged foods from pasta
Mediterranean Diet Is Best for Lasting Weight Loss. How to Make it Vegan
The Mediterranean diet has long been ranked as the healthiest way to eat among diet and nutrition experts since studies show it helps reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases like heart disease and obesity. But now new research shows that it is also the top method for long-term weight loss, beating low-carb diets and other fads for the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off. Eve... Read Mo
7 Genius Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home
If you're trying to live a more sustainable life and lower your overall carbon footprint, one way to do it is to reduce your food waste. Lowering your impact through food choices is easier than you think, suggests Ashlee Piper, sustainability expert and author of Give A Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save ... Read More ...
The Best Ingredients To Add to Soup for Weight Loss, According to Nutritionists
We don't know about you, but soup is king when it comes to healthy, simple eating, and nutritionists agree, further commenting that soups can be an excellent tool if you’re looking to shed some pounds: “Soups are a great vehicle for providing texture and flavor, plus diverse food groups and nutrients while helping you achieve your weight goals,” says Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, MS, RD, founder of His
Dairy Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer. What to Eat to Lower Your Risk
November is dedicated to men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health issues, as part of a movement called Movember — when men grow mustaches to also grow awareness of physical and mental health issues. One is prostate...
11 Fall Foods to Fight Infection, Boost Energy, Prevent Weight Gain, from RDs
Want to be healthier this season? Registered Dietitians share what they're buying this fall in order to fight infection, have more energy, and keep weight gain at bay. Here, we peak into the grocery shopping carts of RDs who share their favorite plant-based foods to eat now and all winter, to be your healthiest this season. “...
10 Ingredients to Add to Your Smoothies for Weight Loss, According to RDs
You’ve supercharged your salads for weight loss. Check! Your oatmeal? Check! Now it's time to get savvy about your smoothies, adding nutritious stars to the mix that are both good for you and your waistline. “Smoothies are a convenient way to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and other nutrient-rich foods into your diet,” says Diana Gariglio-Clelland, Registered Dietitian on staff for Next Lux
Add These 10 Plant-Based Ingredients to Your Oatmeal for Weight Loss
So, you’ve mastered the art of the weight-loss-friendly salad. Now, it’s time to amp up your morning routine by rethinking your breakfast. One excellent, healthy choice? Oatmeal. “Oatmeal, ideally prepared from whole oats such as oat groats or steel-cut oats, contains soluble fiber in the form of beta-glucan. Beta-glucan has ...