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Plantuary 2024

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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Fuel yourself with plants this January! 

This year we’re starting 2024 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 2024, 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 10, 2024 at 5:00 pm ET
Virtual Hang Out: Cooking Methods 101

archived in HER Library

January 25, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET
Ask the Experts

 Karen Collins MS, RD, CDN, FAND, Senior Nutrition Advisor at the American Institute for Cancer Research chats with our Registered Dietitian Team to answer your common questions about cancer and nutrition.

archived in HER Library

January 29, 2024 at 2:00 pm ET
Facebook Live Session with our Dietitians

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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 2024

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.

Recipes

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Sorghum

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Sorghum Slow cookerMeasuring cups/spoonsMixing spoons 1 C Sorghum (rinsed)1 C Unsweetened milk ((dairy or non-dairy such as almond, oat, soy, etc.))3/4 C Pumpkin Puree ((not pumpkin pie filling))2 Tbsp Pure maple syrup1 Tbsp Pumpkin...

Buckwheat Stir Fry

Buckwheat Stir Fry with Vegetables Measuring cups/spoonsMedium potMedium bowlCutting boardKnifeLarge skillet or wokMixing spoon Buckwheat1.5 C Buckwheat groats (rinsed)3 C Water1 Pinch SaltStir Fry1 Bunch Kale (ribs removed and finely chopped)4 Cloves Garlic (minced)4...

Spicy Vegan Tofu Wraps

Spicy Vegan Tofu Wraps Large non-stick skilletMedium sauce potCutting boardKnifeVegetable peelerGraterMeasuring Cups and SpoonsSpatulaSpoon Cook the brown rice, according to the package instructions.  When it’s done, season the rice with some kosher salt and a drizzle...

Tahini Coffee Smoothie

Tahini Coffee Smoothie Measuring Cups and SpoonsBlenderGrater/microplane 2 Ripe bananas (fresh or frozen)1.5 C Non-dairy milk2 Shots Espresso (or 1 cup strongly brewed coffee)2 Tbsp Tahini ((sesame paste))2 Medjool dates (large - if using smaller dates, use 4. Remove...

Jackfruit Tacos

Jackfruit Tacos Large skilletSpatulaBlenderMeasuring cups/spoonsMason jarCan openerCutting boardKnifeLarge bowl Salsa Ingredients1 tsp Olive oil3 Tomatoes (medium)1 Jalapeño pepper1 Tbsp Fresh lime juice1 tsp SaltTaco Ingredients3 20oz cans Young green jackfruit in...

Acai Bowl

Acai Bowl Measuring cupsHigh-speed blenderSpatulaBowlsCutting boardKnife 1 Banana (frozen)1/2 C Blueberries (frozen)1/2 C Strawberries (frozen)3/4 C Milk or juice (use your favorite milk (dairy milk, soy, almond, etc.) or juice (apple or grape))1/2 C Plain yogurt or...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Step by Step Tutorials

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


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