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January 14, 2013

Serving = 1/2 cup.
Makes 12 mini sliders or 6 regular-sized joes.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 214

From fat 31


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3.4g


Saturated Fat 0.3g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 180mg


Total Carbohydrate 37g


Dietary Fiber 10.8g


Sugars 3.5g

Protein 11.5g

Vitamin A 35.4%

Vitamin C 36.6%

Calcium 3.7%

Iron 26%

* % Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Sloppy Joe Lentil Sliders

There's nothing like good old-fashioned comfort food. This healthy, compassionate spin on a homey family favorite will be a hit with kids of all ages. And as an added bonus, it's super-affordable -- serving up fun, satisfying food on a budget.


3 cups red lentils, cooked (or canned)
1 Tbsp. oil
1 carrot, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 small bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup tomato paste
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
1/2 cup cornmeal
Buns and toppings of your choice


1. Cook lentils according to package directions.
2. Sauté the carrot, onion, bell pepper, and garlic in oil over medium heat until everything is tender.
3. While simmering over medium heat, add the cooked lentils, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices and stir well.
4. Mix in the corn meal (for added texture) and let simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
5. Spoon sloppy lentil mixture onto buns of your choice and top with ketchup, mustard, pickles, or your favorite toppings.

Thanks to Melissa at VeganFling for the recipe and photo!

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Clif Builder's Bars

Clif Builder’s Bars are great-tasting protein bars that make every ingredient count. They are perfect for a post-workout boost. Each bar offers 20g of complete protein, carbohydrates for sustained energy, plus 23 of the vitamins and minerals you need to boost protein metabolism.

Builder's Bars are made using organic ingredients and never contains ingredients like artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, or trans fats. They come in a variety of fantastic flavors like Cookies & Cream, Crunchy Peanut Butter, S'mores, Vanilla Almond, and more.

Pick up your favorite flavors today and get the most out of your workout.

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Vegan Foods Surge in 2013

A recent examination of food trends by Mercy for Animals finds that 2013 may see a surge in the popularity of plant-based foods. Supermarket News magazine predicts that, this year, "a major shift is anticipated in the nation's protein food supply away from meat-based proteins and shifting to meatless proteins" like tofu, nut butters, beans, and legumes.

Restaurant Magazine believes vegetables will "take their star turn" noting that, "vegetables at the center of the plate are welcomed by diners who continue to seek fresh, local, healthful fare..."

And a major food strategy firm, Sterling-Rice Group, predicts that plant-based foods will "get their chance to star as the main dish." They also say that plant-based foods will no longer be an after-thought as "more restaurants will offer all-inclusive menus and services to accommodate all eaters."

For tips on joining the growing plant-based trend, visit

Elite Athlete: Brendan Brazier

Brendan Brazier is living proof that elite athletes can thrive on plant-based foods. A former professional Ironman triathlete and two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, Brendan is now a successful performance nutrition consultant, the bestselling author of the Thrive book series, and formulator of the award-winning line of plant-based Vega nutritional products.

Brendan dedicates his life to educating others about living an ethical and healthy lifestyle through plant-based foods. He works with champion athletes all over North America including those in the NFL, NHL, PGA and several Olympic athletes. As a recognized nutritional expert, Brendan even addressed the US Congress regarding the social and economic benefits we can attain by promoting a better diet. He is also a guest lecturer at Cornell University and presents an eCornell module entitled The Plant-Based Diet and Elite Athleticism.

Brendan’s most recent book is Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health, which offers practical solutions for achieving optimal health and for helping the environment through food choices.

Meet Brendan and learn more at

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