Weekly Wine Pairing – What to Drink with This Week’s Menu

This week's menu brings exotic flavors inspired by cuisines across the globe. It sets the table for simple yet compelling wine pairings which will help highlight each dish's finer points. Here are our must-try wine recommendations with this week's menu, cultivated especially for you. Day One: Garbanzo Bean Curry We're looking at one of those instances where you want to... Continue Reading

Your Ultimate Guide to Hosting a 4th of July Party

Cue the fireworks, cocktails, and skewers! With 4th of July just around the corner, sparklers won’t be the only thing making noise this year. Every holiday, crowds gather around the block for parties and BBQ’s alike, ready to indulge in red, white, and blue festivities. The anticipation is brewing before the night’s fireworks. To ensure that everyone has a memorable... Continue Reading

Fill Your Grill on 4th of July

  Red, White, and FOOD! The weather isn’t the only thing hot this summer. Put on some Red, White, and Blue and fire up the grill before watching the night sky sparkle. What to Fill Your Grill: Protein Eating protein will keep you full and satisfied throughout the day. Whether you choose animal meat, plant based protein, or both-- popping... Continue Reading

Is Honey Vegan?

Veganism can become complicated depending on how seriously you take it. The rules are different from one dietary vegan to the next, and these restrictions change dramatically for lifestyle vegans. These moving goalposts can make it difficult for vegans to know what they can and cannot eat and why. In this article, we’ll be looking at honey and whether or... Continue Reading

What is Vegan Leather?

For those who want to be purists about their veganism, there's the issue of leather. What’s normally a staple in the fashion world suddenly becomes off limits if you want to go beyond dietary veganism. There are other options however for the environmentally-minded. This article will go over what is vegan leather, why you should care about it, and the... Continue Reading

Why Low Isn’t Always Good for You

A lot of the time, when we think of diets, we get a huge list of “Don’ts.” Don’t eat this. Don’t drink that. Stay away from those. Steer clear of these. But we’re actually not fans of being restrictive. Turns out going low isn’t always good for you. We all want to eat to healthy. That’s a great thing. But... Continue Reading
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President’s Favorite Foods

There you have it, every single US President’s favorite food! You probably thought Jimmy Carter’s would be peanuts, didn’t you? Well now you know better. Fresh n' Lean doesn’t offer all of the foods found on this list, but what we do offer are healthy, organic, nutrient-dense meals that will help you get through your busy day. So go ahead,... Continue Reading

The 7 Worst Fad Diets in History

  So your friend is eating grapefruit for twelve days. Your co-worker insists on nothing but raw food for life. Mom’s new diet consists of cabbage soup three meals a day. And everyone seems to be drinking apple cider vinegar before eating. Fad diets. They come and go. Some draw people in, others send people packing. When it comes to... Continue Reading

What Are GMOs?

As defined on the non-GMO Project website, “A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified using recombinant DNA methods (also called gene splicing), gene modification or transgenic technology. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not occur in nature... Continue Reading
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Summer’s Best Dishes

Summer is in full swing! We hope you are enjoying warmer weather, outdoor activities, and seasonal delights! With summer comes new fresh produce that we all love..watermelon, nectarines, peaches, mangoes, strawberries, apples and avocados. Artichokes, corn, zucchini, summer squash, beets, and cauliflower are some notable summer veggies. We know that summer is filled with lots of BBQ's, parties, and beach... Continue Reading

Turmeric Green Smoothie

It’s no secret that turmeric is a powerhouse of a spice that we should all be incorporating into our diet. Not only is turmeric a natural anti-inflammatory agent, but it is a powerful antioxidant, and even helps with digestive issues and aids in preventing gas and bloating. When most people think of incorporating turmeric into meals, it is normally associated... Continue Reading

The Case Against Cravings

Today I want to talk a bit about something we all deal with from time to time – cravings. They come and they go, and for some of us, it’s a daily thing. Some of us crave the sweets like chocolate and ice cream, while others of us crave the salt like fries and chips. For me? It’s a little... Continue Reading

Natural & Safe Vegan Sunscreens

Summer is here, and the sun is hot! Spending more time outside during these months, protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays is more important than ever. While we are on our quest to do so, sometimes we overlook the harmful ingredients that are in some of these sunscreens. A study done by the Center of Disease Control... Continue Reading
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