Mandy Ingber, the creator of Yogalosophy, has been guiding people to love their bodies and lifestyles for over 16 years. Mandy’s fitness and wellness expertise is coveted by her celebrity clients, students, and followers, and now she’s here to guide Lightlife fans with tips on healthier eating for a healthier you.
Eat a salad for lunch.
Make your lunch a large hearty salad loaded with healthy delicious greens and chock full of colorful veggies, avocado, nuts and seeds.
Go meatless one day a week.
Find your meatless inspiration by testing a new recipe each week. Saute, steam, grill, stew or bake your vegetables and taste the difference.
Experiment with flavorful herbs and spices.
You'll be surprised how delicious and filling a portobello mushroom can be just by adding olive oil, sea salt and pepper, or how adding ginger gives your carrots a kick. Try cumin, corriander, chili, dill, and oregano to enhance your meals.
A rainbow of veggies.
Try to eat as many colors of the rainbow as you can. Nature has a seasonal array just waiting for you to explore.
Fuel up with plant-based protein.
Lightlife offers a full menu of vegetarian options for those who want to go meatless but still get their daily protein. They’ve recently added veggie burgers and vegetarian entrées that are wonderfully satisfying with whole grains, large cuts of veggies and plant-based protein.
Protein is Power
Veggies offer good alternatives to meat protein. Beans, lentils, tofu, tempeh, chickpeas and peas are all great sources. A mix throughout the day will provide essential amino acids. Just make sure you're getting enough calories to maintain your weight.
Iron is good for the body, so you'll want your share. You'll find it in dried beans, tofu and tempeh, spinach and chard, baked potatoes, cashews and dried fruits.
It's good for your bones and essential for bodies young and old. You'll find it in broccoli, fortified soy milk and orange juice, low-fat dairy products, collard and mustard greens, kale, and tofu prepared with calcium.
Vegetarian or Vegan?
Vegetarians don't eat meat, fish or poultry. Vegans are vegetarians who abstain from eating or using all animal products including all dairy items, eggs, honey, wool, silk or leather.
Check out our list of Lightlife's Kosher, Vegan and Organic products.
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Vegetarian Resource Group