When students embrace yoga as a way of life, they become more and more inspired by the wisdom teachings, which in turn leads them to becoming more conscientious, mindful, and disciplined individuals. Yoga awakens us to our power & our purpose, and makes us mindful of our impact on the world. As old habits slip away and new healthy habits take root instilling positive change. Eating mindfully and conscientiously can heal our body and in turn, heal the world!
But while, in theory, most agree a plant based diet is the karmic, practical and healthy choice, many people don't know where to start or what to cook that will truly satisfy. As a community of mindful eaters, Heartwood has collected recipes shared from students, the vegan chefs catering our meals, great cookbooks, and from our own fun experimentation. We offer these plant based, favored recipes to support students on their journey to wellness.
Remember, change is most likely to take root when implemented gradually so you don't have to change your eating patterns in one dramatic resolution (which you are unlikely to sustain the first time you meet friends for dinner out). Try replacing a few meals with plant based choices and experiment with a few of the recipes below until eating a plant based diet feels natural and you learn to love both the taste and how you look and feel.
Plant based eating doesn't have to be all or nothing. Small steps count. Step into the practice gradually and just as one's yoga deepens over time, so will your comfort and commitment to a plant-based diet.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. - Albert Einstein-
Vegan, low or no sugar & gluten free recipes for a morning muffin or pick me up treat!
Soup is nourishing to the body and soul. Check out these Vegan favorites.
Missing meat loaf, hamburgers or chicken stir fry? Our vegan alternatives are not just as good, but better than the originals!
Need energy or a quick pick me up midday? Turn to healthy snacks to fuel your body while satisfying your cravings.
Sugar free, vegan or just plain wholesome treats make it easy to adjust to healthy eating.
Start the day with wholesome, nutritious meals that provide the energy you need for yoga and more.