Plantuary 2023

January without restrictive intentions, just a simple goal: eat more plants.
Start the new year with a healthy mindset and join us for 31 days of plant-focused meals and healthy ideas.




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Ditch the Restrictions 

This year we’re starting 2023 off with a simple intention: eat more plants.

At Unite for HER, we know there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition, and eating in a plant-based or plant-centered way doesn’t mean you have to be vegan or vegetarian. It simply means you intend to eat more plants! So, we’re officially proclaiming January 2023, as Plantuary – a fun and approachable way to help everyone not only make healthy upgrades, but find new ways to squeeze in an extra serving of veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains, and herbs and spices!

Join us throughout the month for new recipes, cooking demonstrations, live virtual events, and more! 

Are you in? Take the free Plantuary Pledge and join us this January!

Live Events

Whether you’re new in the kitchen or a seasoned chef, Unite for HER’s team of registered dietitians will share simple tips and demonstrate recipes suitable for all skill levels.

All events are free and open to the public, so invite a caregiver, family member, or friend who is looking to try something new or have some fun in the kitchen!


January 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm ET
Ask the Experts: Health Benefits of Plants

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Free Virtual Cooking Classes Weekly

Join us on Zoom to learn new recipes and about the power of nutrition!

Grocery Store Tour

Michele DiCristofaro, RD takes us on a tour through the grocery store to find healthy choices for your day-to-day. She shows us where to find plant-based options that are easy to incorporate into your diet and budget.


Chocolate Hummus

The key to creating a satisfying post-dinner snack (or any snack!) is to combine fueling carbohydrates with satiating protein and/or healthy fats (like avocado, seeds, or plant oils!). Hummus is a wonderful, well-rounded snack because beans like chickpeas are a great mixture of fiber-rich carbs and plant-based protein. Pairing them with something sweet is just an added bonus. Plus, who doesn’t love chocolate!? 

Barley and Red Pepper Stew

This stew is sneaky delicious. With such simple ingredients, it’s hard to imagine how there can be such a depth of flavor. However, let me tell you – roasting the red peppers does not disappoint! Altogether, you get a very easy, hearty, and absolutely delicious...

Balsamic Roasted Winter Squash and Wild Rice Salad

If you’re looking for your next favorite winter grain salad, look no further! This dish is a perfect lunchtime meal because it’s filling, full of flavor, and super nourishing without leaving you weighed down and wishing for a mid-afternoon nap. It’s even a great way...

Instant Pot Breakfast Farro

When we think of enjoying a warm breakfast, most of us envision traditional rolled or steel-cut oats, or even quinoa. But what about farro? Farro is a high-fiber, high-protein ancient grain. Very similar to barley, it has an appealing chew when fully cooked. In...

5 Seed No Knead Bread

I love bread. I love trying new bread recipes, the smell of the yeast as it rises, the anticipation when you make your first slice, and enjoying a little toast and butter with a cup of tea. For those who share my same affinity, or who are just curious about bread...

Toasted Coconut Granola

Granola is a pantry staple in our house. Whether we’re making parfaits for breakfast or I’m grabbing a handful between nutrition appointments, we always have it on hand. In fact, I was buying it so much that inevitably I decided to start making it myself. In my many...

Breakfast Muesli

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but meal prep first thing in the morning can be such a hassle. Try this delicious, quick and easy breakfast muesli to get all the energy you need to start your day at half the prep time. Enjoy it warm OR cold as a...

DIY Nut Milk

There is no slowing down of the non-dairy milk industry. New brands are popping up all the time, each boasting why they’re the best – their simple ingredients, great flavor and versatility. But do you know what’s really the best? The kind you make at home. Because...

The Mighty Lentil

We are into week 2 of Plantuary and diving into the bean pool…literally! If you haven’t checked out our Beans, Legumes and Pulses – Oh My! blog explaining what these different names mean – plus a quick cooking recipe – then be...

Chocolate Hummus

Do you find yourself reaching for a sweet nighttime snack after dinner? Me too! The key to creating a satisfying post-dinner snack (or any snack!) is to combine fueling carbohydrates with satiating protein and/or healthy fats (like avocado, seeds, or plant oils!)....

Lentil Burgers with Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce

There are more ways to add plant foods to your burger than just tossing on a little lettuce, tomato, and onion. This lentil-based weeknight staple is key for anyone who’s looking to reduce their red meat intake. Lentils are a powerhouse of protein and fiber, packed...

Easy Peasy Bean and Veggie Dish

Looking for a simple weeknight staple to amplify your usual routine? Look no further than this super simple (easy pea-sy *wink*) warm bean and veggie dish. The best part about this recipe is that it’s so flexible, and you can add or change the veggies with ones you...

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Meet the Culinary Nutrition Team

Erin Pellegrin RD, LDN

Director of Culinary Nutrition

Michele DiCristofaro MS, RD, LDN

Culinary Dietitian, Senior Nutrition Associate

Aubrey Redd, MS RD, LDN

Culinary Dietitian, Senior Nutrition Associate

Headshot of Unite for HER Culinary Nutrition Associate Katheryne Romero

Katheryne Romero, RDN, LDN

Culinary Dietitian, Nutrition Associate