7 ways to get the best nutrition out of your fruits & veggies

We hear a lot about the benefits of a plant-based diet; but did you know there are a variety of ways to get more out of your fruits and veggies? Here's a list of seven ways you might never have thought about that help you retain and absorb more nutrients from your meals. Buy frozen [...]

Do I have enough milk for my newborn?

Like every newly minted parent, you are probably worried about your milk supply and being able to provide enough milk for your newborn. While bottles are see-through, our breasts/chests aren’t. So we can’t always tell how much milk – if at all – our babies are ingesting.Relax, mom and dad! Here are some easy ways [...]

What’s the key to happiness?

THE RESULTS ARE IN! The key to happiness is kindness. https://www.facebook.com/slay/videos/295465257899712/   A recent study published in April of this year has shown that doing acts of random of kindness (or ARKs, if you forgive me quoting from the movie Evan Almighty) has amazing results on personal, subjective feelings of happiness. And it didn't seem [...]

Iron & Pregnancy

During a woman's pregnancy, her blood volume increases by 50 percent. That is why it is extremely vital that a woman gets enough iron in her diet, and has herself checked for anemia, to ensure enough oxygen is getting to baby and mom's muscles, brain, etc. These foods are some of the richest in iron. [...]

It’s time to celebrate!

Today LinkedIn has told the world (okay, maybe just my connections) that four years ago on this date, Plateful of Soul was born. It's hard to believe. Thank goodness for the Internet. If it wasn't for Facebook reminding me of people's birthdays, I would probably never remember their special days on time. If it wasn't [...]