4 Tips to Choose Eco-Friendly Coconuts

4 Tips to Choose Eco-Friendly Coconuts

Cracking the Coconut Craze

Coconut is having a major moment: hailed as a superfood, weight-loss secret weapon, and healthy kitchen superstar all rolled into one—coconut now sits at the center of many obsessions. And, it's showing up in a bevy of kitchen staples from vegan bacon strips to coconut flours, and cold-pressed oils to coconut creamers. 

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9 Easy Ways to Eat More Sustainably This Spring

9 Easy Ways to Eat More Sustainably This Spring

I'm shaking off the doldrums of winter, and it just feels good to embrace the new— like those first, oh-so-fresh peeks of local produce that usher in Nature's awakening (artichokes and asparagus....I'm looking at you). Or, adding fresh, new foods to your shopping list that help you live and eat better.

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What to Expect at Expo West

What to Expect at Expo West

6 Not-To-Miss Trends Shaping the Future of Food


This week over 80,000 health and wellness leaders will gather in Annaheim, CA for what some call the Fashion Week of food: Natural Products Expo West is where the world’s top food companies, healthy-food innovators, retailers, and even potential investors as come together under one roof to ask “what’s next?”

Here area some of the biggest trends to watch for at this year’s show that are already reshaping how we eat and drink in 2018.

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Sharing the Organic Story at Natural Products Expo West

Sharing the Organic Story at Natural Products Expo West

The Natural Products Expo West is right around the corner and I am thrilled to be part of this event! From March 7-11, 2018, the world's top food pioneers, healthy food innovators and up-and-coming natural product brands shaping the future of food will come together under one roof.

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The GoClean45 Challenge: Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution With Me!

The GoClean45 Challenge: Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution With Me!

Ready to make 2018 your year to take charge of your health? If past year’s New Year’s resolutions haven’t turned into real solutions that work for your busy life, this year is going to be different. That's because this year, I teamed up with health and happiness expert, Gillian Mandrich to create a revolutionary program with you in mind — The GoClean45 Challenge.

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What is Regenerative Agriculture?

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

My latest article in Clean Magazine is on shelves (and online) now!

In it, I tackle a term that is just starting to go mainstream - regenerative agriculture.  Good food pioneers are rapidly pivoting to this more holistic, regenerative farming method which focuses on the importance of building healthy, resilient soil as a touchstone for better food, better farms, and a better world. (The Rodale Institute offers a helpful primer on the research here. ) 

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Holiday Leftover Tips: 10 Ideas to Reduce Food Waste

Holiday Leftover Tips: 10 Ideas to Reduce Food Waste

Food waste has been one of the hottest topics of 2017. And it's hight time-as Americans toss roughly 40% of its food before it's eaten. (Psst that's like dropping 1 out of 3 grocery bags in the parking lot on your way out of the supermarket ...and just keep walking!). To make things tricker, the biggest culprits are very the foods that we nutritionists encourage you to shop for in abundance, and eat more of: fruits and veggies. 

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What is Biodynamic Farming?

What is Biodynamic Farming?

That’s the question driving one of the biggest breakthrough ideas to move into the mainstream in 2017: Biodynamic Farming

If you haven’t yet brushed up against biodynamics at the grocery store, in your meal-delivery kit or during a recent restaurant outing, expect to soon.

Why? I tackle that question in my latest column with Clean Eating Magazine: Is Biodynamic the New Organic? But it's part of a broader push by good food innovators to rethink what's possible when it comes to agriculture...how can we go a step beyond organics to farm in a way that's resilient, restorative, and helps regenerate not only the quality of our food, but also the planet?

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4 Reasons Bee Health is a Huge Opportunity for the Food Industry

4 Reasons Bee Health is a Huge Opportunity for the Food Industry

While there’s plenty of buzz right now about plant-based veggie burgers upending the status quo in meat cases in markets across the country (Safeway recently joined the meatless trend), there’s another breakthrough idea that's reshaping the food system in an equally powerful (though quieter) way from the ground up. It’s bee the health of bees.

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8 Green Picks to Refresh Your Diet This Spring

8 Green Picks to Refresh Your Diet This Spring

I am so thrilled to be partnering with Clean Eating Magazine to regularly bring you tips to on how you can step into a cleaner, greener lifestyle with minimal fuss and maximum flavor.

And right now, well...spring has sprung! This month, I share 8 Green Picks to Refresh Your Diet this season. From innovative ways to pack more plant-based nutrition into your diet (bonus: it helps you slim down for summer), to specific foods to add to your Spring Shopping List - all of these picks help renew our planet and create a healthier food system. Also on the list is a surprisingly easy tip to tackle food waste (one of the biggest culprits) from your produce bin, as well as some next-generation, exciting new foods hitting shelves now. (Insects, anyone?).

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Announcing My New Clean Eating Magazine Column: A Greener You

Announcing My New Clean Eating Magazine Column: A Greener You

I’m proud to announce that I'll be partnering with the amazing folks at Clean Eating Magazine to bring you my new column, A Greener You. And it's launching this month! In each issue I’ll be sharing my freshest ideas, latest food finds, and tips that I use myself - all to help you on your journey towards an even cleaner, greener, leaner lifestyle. 

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5 New Trends Potentially Defining the Future of Food

5 New Trends Potentially Defining the Future of Food

If Elon Musk is in a race to Mars, Esca Bona is in the race to hack the Good Food Future.

Check out the Esca Bona Conference Program and Speakers and follow the conversation with #EscaBona. (Disclosure: I was given a Press Pass to attend.)

The conference was held last week in Austin last week. And its vision was bold: to map the best ideas on how we can build and scale a new kind of food system. One that’s better for both people and planet, and massively available and affordable to all.

Before you pooh-pooh this type of thinking as far out or fringe, consider this: these are some of the very same folks who ushered in our current obsession for things like kale chips, chia pudding and quinoa. 

So what rose to the top of this “Best Idea Blitz”?

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Sustainable Diets: The Paradox at the Front Lines

Sustainable Diets: The Paradox at the Front Lines

I am just back from Granada Spain, where I spoke last week at the International Congress of Dietetics. The theme was sustainability and the crucial role that sustainable diets play.  I met some truly visionary global colleagues who are creating the framework we need to shift to a new paradigm of planetary health.

But I see a deep paradox emerging for those of us who work in sustainability and who believe in sustainable diets. At the heart of our challenge is this:

How does someone passionate about building a more sustainable, healthy and just food and nutrition environment justify un-sustainable behaviors?

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The YOU Food Economy: 4 Trends Revolutionizing the Way We Eat

The YOU Food Economy: 4 Trends Revolutionizing the Way We Eat

Unless you’v been living under a rock, you know how rapidly the food landscape is changing. You know that today eaters are increasingly calling the shots-through their food dollars, social entrepreneurship, social media influence, or even with products they have created for the marketplace.

The mega-trend that’s emerging from all this? I call it the YOU Food Economy.

Far beyond debating  fat vs. carbohydrate, practicing Paleo or slashing sugar, the YOU Food Economy is about creating a food plan and eating philosophy that’s uniquely based on the total sum of YOU. Here are 4 ideas transforming the nutrition arena now-and that are worth watching closely.

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How to Build A Plant-Based Healthy Shopping Cart-Step By Step

How to Build A Plant-Based Healthy Shopping Cart-Step By Step

Can the Right Groceries Change the World? It’s a simple idea. But the truth is, plants hold incredible power to help us fuel an amazing life and a better world. A plant-based diet brimming with a variety of the right foods can help fix flagging energy levels, trim your waistline, reduce chronic inflammation, as well as cut your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. (Reference: Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets.)

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