Caloric Restriction vs. Plant-Based Diets

By Michael Greger M.D. || Originally posted on || July 14, 2016 Hundreds of thousands of deaths in the United States every year are attributed to obesity, now overtaking smoking as perhaps the main preventable cause of illness and premature death. In particular, excess body fatness is an important cause of most cancers, according to a meta-analysis of studies done… Read More

REAL Thanksgiving Recipe #2: Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Casserole

Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Casserole Topped with crunchy walnuts, this sweet potato casserole is one-of-a-kind with layers of sweet potatoes, yams and fresh pears, drizzled with maple syrup! Ingredients: – 2 pounds sweet potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick – 2 pounds yams, peeled, sliced 1/4 inch thick – 2 pears, large, ripe, peeled, cored, thinly sliced –… Read More

REAL Thanksgiving Recipe #1: A+ Green Bean Casserole

A+ Green Bean Casserole This updated version of the iconic green bean casserole has 53% less sodium than its traditional counterpart. This version has beneficial omega-3 fatty acids as a result of the added walnuts. Ingredients: Green Beans – 2 tablespoons vegetable oil spread – 4 ounces mushrooms, minced – 1 cup onion, chopped – 3 tablespoons flour… Read More

Sweet Potato + Kale Pesto Bites

By Mikaela Reuben, advisor to Eat REAL || Original article posted on Mind Body Green Not often thought of as a healthy food, sweet potatoes are actually packed with nutrients; when prepared correctly, they offer all sorts of great benefits. These orange-fleshed tubers are rich in antioxidants, may actually help control blood sugar levels and are particularly high… Read More

REAL Recipe from The Plant Café Organic

Sautéed Vegetables over Quinoa with Miso-Ginger Sauce This excellent summertime meal is a long-time favorite at The Plant Café Organic. Healthy and flavorful while also surprisingly hearty, this meal makes it easy to eat REAL. Recipe courtesy of Sascha Weiss, Executive Chef, The Plant Café Organic Serves 4-6

Eat Real With This Festive Quinoa & Kale Bowl

Originally posted at Mind Body Green What if I told you that eating this delicious warm quinoa could actually make you feel more energized, keep you satisfied for longer, and taste amazing? You would call it a miracle, right? By choosing to prepare a meal from whole ingredients, you’re giving yourself and your loved ones… Read More

Hot Italian receives elite Eat REAL recognition for freshness

By Kylea Scott || Original Article at Sactown Magazine Things just got real—literally—for Hot Italian, the first pizzeria in the nation and the first Sacramento-area restaurant to earn the distinguished Eat REAL certification from the experts at the United States Healthful Food Council. The Eat REAL certification program was developed in 2013 by the Washington D.C.-based USHFC as a… Read More