Diet and Nutrition

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    EarthSave Talks Turkeys, Hosts Free Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck Saturday

    Did you know turkeys are incredibly social creatures, have excellent hearing but no external ears, love eating peanuts (so much!), and were once so prized that Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey the national bird before the bald eagle eventually won out? Nope, had no clue?! While an e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    New Poll Says 32% of U.S. Youth Eat Vegetarian at Least Once a Week final

    Children are our future - at least according to Whitney Houston. So when it comes to creating a sustainable food system (someday! maybe! hopefully!), young people matter. That's why the results of the Vegetarian Resource Group's (VRG) recent study on youth eating habits is particularly interesting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Ten Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    It sure seems like we've been doing a lot of bacon and beef worshiping lately. And for a state where you can find a farmers' market every day of the week, year-round, with local farms delivering seasonal organic produce each month, it often feels like finding a perfectly prepared vegetarian (or vega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Gimme a Burger Offers New, Homemade Vegan Bites and Meatless Monday Discount

    Burger joints aren't usually a bastion of vegan eating. For, um, obvious reasons. And sometimes even requesting that a burger place offer a meatless option can bring a world of hurt (I should know). But Gimme a Burger is a chain that's all aboard the inclusivity train. In addition to two vegan burg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Human Educator James Wildman Presents "101 Reasons to Go Vegan" Saturday

    If you poll a room full of vegans and ask what their reasons were for deciding on a diet free of animal products, you'll hear a laundry list of reasons. Many times, it was the first time they made the connection that the cheery Old McDonald's Farm we recited as a kid was perhaps not as advertised ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    An Open Letter to Vegans From an Ethical Omnivore

    Let me start this out by saying I fully support veganism. I think it's great that individuals choose to honor their own bodies and the rest of the animal kingdom by abstaining from meat. Aside from the obvious anti-cruelty aspects, being vegan is better for ones health (mostly anyway, but we'll get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Five Places to Eat Healthy in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Put down the beef; pick up the veggie. We've been hearing about the dangers of the Western diet for quite a long time. Heart disease, stroke, obesity: All can stem from gorging on burgers, fries, and ice cream. And although we know we ought to eat mostly plant matter, we've all had that veggie bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Chef Seth Kirschbaum of Sublime and Darbster Raising Funds For New Vegan Restaurant

    It appears 2014 will be a healthy year for South Florida. New juice bars, raw food finds, locally-sourced dishes, and vegetarian-themed concepts abound -- and it's only getting better. Adding to the momentum, South Florida vegan chef Seth Kirschbaum -- former executive chef for both Sublime and Dar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Drink Your Veggies: New Cocktails at W Hotel Are Low-Cal and Good for You

    Juicing is a big craze right now, and we have to admit, some juicing fanatics look pretty good (did you see how great Jack LaLanne looked in his 90s?) But we still can't help feeling that all those liquid veggies could use a touch of magic to help wash them down. Like maybe... tequila? So when Ray ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Raw Jūce To Open in Boca Raton: It's a Raw Food Revolution

    Raw foodism is the new way to eat. From vegetarians to vegans, to now this -- eating only raw, uncooked foods, just the way nature intended. Is it really better than heated, pasteurized and processed? Just ask Boca Raton resident Barry Rabkin, one of the founders -- and also the source of inspirati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    VeganNOMMs: Florida Teen Creates Vegan Recipe App

    The next time you want to cook something healthy, plant-based and animal-free, why not download an app to help you get delicious recipes in a hurry? Thanks to Sheri Grooms, and her newly-released app known as veganNOMMs, you can get easy vegan recipes downloaded right to your phone. The app, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Coca-Cola to Defend Aspartame in New Ad Campaign

    As the world gets fatter and obesity becomes a major health hazard, soda manufacturers take a large portion of blame. And, even when companies like Coca-Cola launch diet products, the fight doesn't end there, with people rallying against the artificial sweeteners that can supposedly cause as much da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Dutch Scientists Invent $320,000 Burger Grown from Cow Stem Cells

    For $320,000, you can send your children to college, buy a house -- or eat the most expensive burger on the planet. At the University of Maastricht, Dutch scientists have engineered meat without the murder, growing cow stem cells in a petri dish instead of the fields bordering the interstate. Read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Target Launches Clean Food Line, Reduces GMO Products

    There's a joke among people who you would think shop only at designer boutiques and organic markets that Target is the exception to the no-big-box rule: "It's pronounced Tar-jay, dahling."

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Are Supplements Safe? Why Hippocrates Believes Whole Food Vitamins Are Better

    What if just about everything you thought you knew about taking vitamins, minerals and supplements turned out to be bogus? What if it was all a scam? According to nutrition expert Dr. Brian Clement, director of West Palm Beach's Hippocrates Health Institute, there can be dangers to supplementing yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Hippocrates Health Institute: Why Sea Vegetables Are a Valuable Source of Important Nutrients

    We all know vegetables are good for us, but what about sea vegetables like nori, wakame, kelp, and dulse? The next time you reach for a sushi roll, keep in mind that the dark green stuff is more than just a pretty wrapper for all that sticky rice and fish. It's also packed with essential vitamins an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Celebrity Apprentice's Marcus Lemonis on RawONE, Eating Disorders and the Secret to Success

    Marcus Lemonis is a man of many talents. In addition to his status as a self-made millionaire, the entrepreneur and philanthropist has taken turns on multiple reality TV shows, including Secret Millionaire, Celebrity Apprentice and the soon-to-air The Big Fix. Basically, he serves as a business turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Looking to Get Healthy: Five New Year's Resolutions to Try

    It's about time: the holidays are over. And your body could not be more grateful. The time has come to stop the binge drinking and junk-food eating. Let's be honest: there's a reason new gym memberships astronomically explode after the New Year. After the past month's excess, you're probably feeling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    The Ultimate Hangover Menu: Rawsome Eats Chef Nina Kauder Tells Us How to Get Rid of a NYE Hangover

    Is everything too loud this morning? If you partied so hard on New Year's Eve that your hair hurts, you need to act fast to ensure New Year's Day isn't spent shriveled in a ball on the couch. Clean Plate Charlie has been searching high and low this week to find as many tips and tricks as possible to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Broward YMCA Students to School Board: We Want Healthy Food

    Students at the Lauderdale YMCA, located inside Lauderhill Middle School, met today to present a healthy eating plan to members of the Broward Country School Board.The students are part of Live Well Lauderhill, a community project that raises awareness about healthy eating.  The students met wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2012

    Where to Get a Veggie Burger in South Florida During National Hamburger Month

    As Clean Plate Charlie pointed out earlier this week, May is National Hamburger Month. You can read our list of ways to celebrate the occasion here. But if you're not a meat eater, there's no reason to be left completely out of the fun. After the jump, we've got a list of eleven places to get a vegg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    The Biggest Lie Ever Told About Vegetarians

    Vegetarians in all forms -- ovo-lacto, vegan, etc. -- are subject to an impressive array of misconceptions and lies about the meatless lifestyle. Sometimes, the evidence of misunderstanding is overt, like the person we encounter at a cocktail party whose eyes bug when they spot a plate free of slide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Where Bill Clinton Should Eat This Week

    ​When Bill Clinton arrives to talk at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, we're more than looking forward to hearing him speak. We're wondering where he'll stop to eat.What's he doing here? The former President brings his "Embracing Our Common Humanity" tour to our neighborhood where he'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Ditching Vegetarianism? Five Meaty Ways to Sell Out

    ​When I think back on my golden years in college, I remember all of the good times that I had with strangers friends. Days spent camping out for seats at basketball games, grossly misusing credit cards, and repeatedly surviving untreated alcohol poisoning are all fond memories. I was cool back the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Energy Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale Opens Friday

    ​Attention, health fiends and Meatless Mondayites: Energy Kitchen, a health-conscious concept in which no menu item is more than 500 calories, opens Friday. Does under 500 calories mean healthy? Peruse a McDonald's menu and a slew of items fits that bill: a hamburger (250), cheeseburger (300), dou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    School Lunch Changes Mean Fewer Animal Crackers and No Canned Fruits

    ​No more animal crackers for iron at your kid's cafeteria. In the first overhaul of school food in 15 years, all schools must be in compliance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's school food rules by July 1. Florida schools have prepped for the changes by switching control of the school lunc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2011

    Ellen DeGeneres And Portia de Rossi To Open Vegan Restaurant

    ABCEllen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi plan to open a vegan restaurant in California​Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi have plans to open a vegan restaurant on Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley, reports The Hollywood Reporter.Other investors include rocker Chrissy Hynde and entre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde Closes Her Ohio Restaurant, Citing Bad Economy

    ​Chrissie Hynde closed her vegan restaurant on Sunday, citing a bad economy.  The Akron, Ohio, restaurant was open four years and was voted one of the top five vegan restaurants in America by Business Week.The Vegiterranean served vegan dishes with an Italian-Mediterranean flair. On the resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Fat, Sodium, Calories: Ten Dense Dishes

    weheartit.comDoes your food want you to die?​You see them on TV, you drive past them on the way home - chain restaurants that offer food, fun and convenience. We know its difficult to ignore their siren songs of cheap food and menus that weight more than a toddler.  In order to make your food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2011

    Q &A with Raw Foods Chef Christopher Slawson of Christopher's Kitchen

    Photo provided by Christopher's Kitchen Chef Christopher Slawson Raw food has been dubbed as a revolution, a movement, a diet, a trend. But Chef Christopher Slawson is so dedicated to eating raw foods -- or as he calls them, "living foods" -- that he has opened a raw foods eatery, Christophe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Michelle Obama and USDA Say Food Pyramid Out, My Plate In

    flckr/ Rapid City Public LibraryThis food pyramid is old news. America, it's time for a new food lesson...​ Remember that food pyramid you learned about in grade school and kept seeing around the place? Well, it's outta here. The United States Department of Agriculture has launched a new visual i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    "New Times" Cupcake Battle: Q&A With Yvette Sanchez of Skinny Chic Desserts lamantinThe New Times Cupcake Battle at the 2011 Las Olas Wine & Food Festival begins at 7:30 tonight!  Clean Plate Charlie interviewed owners of the participating bakeries and Skinny Chic Desserts completes our Q&A countdown.We emailed Yvette Sanchez, owner of Skinny Chic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Chef to Chef: Q&A With Raoul Valle, Owner of Green Wave Cafe

    Photo provided by Green Wave Cafe Over the past few years, there has been a heightened focus on food and where it comes from. Books like Fast Food Nation and Kitchen Confidential have been huge popular hits. If you're having nightmares about where your food comes from and how it's been proce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Raw food expo coming to Broward County Convention Center

    ​If the statement of 'you are what you eat' holds true, then right now I am a warm and gelatinous pile of vegan biscuits and gravy with a handful of Sour Patch Kids clinging to the curvier bits of my exterior. But if I had the discipline, I'd much rather resemble the long and slender stalk of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Confessions of a Marlins Cheerleader

    Denis BancroftJen the Mermaid​Sure, some of us have been hitting the gym, but unfortunately it takes more than an express session on the treadmill to terminate that spare tire. Baseball season is imminent (Marlins spring training begins February 27 in Jupiter) and I recently had the pleasure of in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Six Hangover Cures (Courtesy of Your Local Bartenders)

    Photo by Samantha Levine"Woohoo!"​ With so many South Florida drinking establishments serving till the wee hours, it's easy to wrap up a seemingly good night, only to wake up with a nasty banging headache that feels like tiny angry elves are hammering away at your temples rudely reminding yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Q & A with John Lenhard, Chef at Sublime in Fort Lauderdale

    Photo by Michele Sandberg​When one of my chefs tells me about a place I just "have to try", I go running. I couldn't wait to speak with John Lenhard, Culinary Team Leader at Sublime in Fort Lauderdale, because my fascination with the vegan lifestyle. I am awed by the ski ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Q & A with Davionne Dobson of Remnant Affairs Catering: Vegan Catering in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida

    flickr: NorwichNutsVegan food can be rich and delicious ​A personal chef is like a life coach for your belly. If it seems like an out-of-reach luxury item, let us introduce you to Davionne Dobson, proprietor of Remnant Affairs Catering. Meals made by the local vegan chef and caterer are a gift of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Top iPhone Apps for Losing Weight After the Holidays

    ​Happy New Year everyone! Now that the imbibing is done, the holidays are past, and we're looking at the next decade, you might be looking at what you did to over-indulge this holiday season. Let the New Year's resolutions and weight loss promises begin!To help you with your plans to lose the holi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Rockstar Zero Carb Energy Drink: Surprisingly Drinkable

    After nearly two solid decades of heavy caffeine consumption, I count myself nearly immune to the wonder drug. While my morning coffee/Diet Mountain Dew regimen gets me back to normal, sometimes that's simply not enough. So I've decided to start trying out the bevy of energy drinks on the market to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2007
  • Restaurants

    May 12, 2005

    Best Vegetarian Restaurant

    Low Fat No Fat Café

  • Film

    May 27, 2004


    A man eats fast food for a month -- guess what happens

  • Dining

    May 13, 2004
  • Goods and Services

    May 16, 2002

    Best Health-Food Store

    Nutrition Depot Discount Vitamin Centers

  • Goods and Services

    May 17, 2001

    Best Health Food Store

    Whole Foods Market

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    The Doctor Will Sell You Now

    Supplied by Rexall Showcase of Boca Raton, doctors and other distributors are pitching alternative forms of medicine that may not work in ways that may not be legal

  • Foodstuffs

    March 11, 1999

    Best Burrito

    East Coast Burrito Factory

  • Calendar

    February 4, 1999
  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Weird Science

    The Life Extension Foundation claims it'll add years to your life with pills and cancer profiles. As long as you have the money.

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