The Lean Green DAD™ Blog

Because As Busy Parents, We Need All The Help We Can Get

The Lean Green DAD™ Blog provides creative and effervescent content about food, family, and fun. Each post is aimed at achieving our mission to help passionate people, mostly parents, who have over-scheduled, busy lives to maintain a healthy balance of nutrition, fitness and overall wellness to serve as a shining example to our kids! This vegan dad is on a mission of healthy living for busy families!

Ultimate Minivan Workout for Dads

Minivans are great for workouts! Don’t believe me…check it out (hope you have a good laugh): Buying a minivan…it is the one thing that most Dads (and Mom’s) fear the most. It is the end of an era. It is seen as a sign of weakness by some,...

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Sometimes In The Dark, You Can Better See The Light

I decided I could no longer take them for granted. I realized that I had been living my life chained to a hamster wheel that I forced myself to get on each day. And that is not to say that I didn’t love everything I was doing…quite the contrary. I love my husband, my family, my dog, my job, and I even love carting the kids to their myriad activities…but I wasn’t taking them IN.

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#46: Why Bribing Your Kids Really Works

This episode will show you how this little art project turned into a wonderful vehicle to properly incentivize & educate our kids to help maintain structure and organization in our house. We’re not afraid to call it bribery! The great news is, we have templates for you and your family too…for FREE!

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Noble Raw, Vegan Pad Thai

Raw food is the absolute best thing that you can put in your body because the complete nutritional profile of the fruit or vegetable you are consuming is in tact and ready to provide you with all the nutrients your body needs to thrive!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan S’mores!

I cannot think of one person that does not like smores! They are great outside during the cold months, but have you ever been to a restaurant that actually serves them INSIDE nice and warm for dessert? I have! I saw a smores recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Minimalist Baker, and she got my mind racing with what I could do to add a twist to them.

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The Evolution of the Dad!

Remember how corny you thought Dad was when you were a kid (and maybe still do)? And how you vowed you’d grow up to be way cooler? Well … while you may not be sporting a Tom Selleck ‘stache, you’ve probably watched your kid’s eyes roll when you cracked your first dad joke.

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Father’s Day Friday Night!

Vegan Blogger Influences Change At Baseball Concession Stand   Plant Protein Hot Dogs Served For Father’s Day WINTER GARDEN, FL (June 16, 2015) – Central Florida Blogger Cory Warren will add a special element to this Friday night’s collegiate summer baseball game,...

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Get Rid of Chasing Perfection

Chasing perfection. I think it’s something I’ve done my whole life. But as I grow into my 30’s, I’m starting to realize that many times, this notion of “perfection,” is actually holding me back. I put that in quotations because,...

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Press’d Juice Bar and Kitchen

“How ‘about a round of applause” for the small guy…the small business organic, local food shop that opens up in a community with a goal to help people reach optimal health through the food they eat. And yes…I just quoted a Rihanna song...

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Heavenly Deviled Avocados

When you hear the word “deviled” you usually think about the word that comes next…eggs. But for me, I wanted something deviled, but plant-powered. So I did some thinking and came up with and idea to scoop out a tiny bit of the center of an avocado and then fill it with lots of protein and greens…this was my result. The Deviled Avocado.

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Mushroom Sweet Pea Stir Fry

Mushroom Sweet Peat Stir Fry is just one of many stir fry’s, you can make at home when you have a couple great veggies laying around that need to be cooked. Put them over a bed of quinoa and you will be all set. This recipe is super easy and if you like...

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Vegan Three Bean Chili

  As you can imagine, I have a LOT of Vegan cookbooks. One of my favorites is The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Godreau. She has a ton of recipes that inspire me, give me ideas and are pretty easy to follow. One of my absolute favorites is the book’s...

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More Than Just Great Parents

Hero Dads are among us! Join Real IronDAD, Cory Warren, as he introduces you to two amazing dads in this two-part series that focuses on a Firefighter Dad and SWAT Commander Dad that put their lives on the line every day for the good of others. These men are present...

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Hot Dogs – Plant Power Style!

Tonight I was inspired and I just had to share with you! We like to have dinner guests at our house from time to time. Tonight we had my sister over. My sister is vegetarian, so I knew I could do something outside of the box and vegan and she would go with it. I told...

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How To Drink Almond Milk!

Surprise! Almond milk has sugar in it. My kids love it…especially chocolate. If you have already cut dairy from your diet, then good for you. If not, give it a try! You will love it. When you do though…remember that almond milk has sugar too, so it is...

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Fridge Organization

Sometimes our fridge can get out of hand and this video is a little reminder to clean it! I almost didn’t post this video because after watching it I was like “well, duh, clean your fridge…thanks IronDAD for the AMAAAAAZING info,” but then I...

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Ultimate At-Home Workout!

I’m in pretty good shape. I like to take care of myself and be fit. When I am not training for triathlons, I don’t like to lock myself into any type of routine or exercise program. I just watch what I eat and keep working out at the top of my mind, but...

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5 Tips for “Flying Solo”

In a perfect world, both parents are actively and equally participating in their child’s or children’s lives. They wake up and get to visit with their children, eat breakfast, go to work and then pick them up from school for a night filled with dinner and...

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Central Florida Veg Fest!

  If you live in Central Florida, you have to check out this very special event. The only problem with it is that it needs to be more days! The 2014 Central Florida Veg Fest is over, but you can mark your calendar for next year now. Stay tuned to their website...

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Is Pilates for Dudes?

Pilates. I have to admit. I had no clue what it was. I knew it was exercising and I knew it was kind of like yoga. What I learned was pretty cool and I was immediately accepted into the group!

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Five Must-Have Family Apps

As a busy parent, I am definitely a fan of technology if you use it to help teach your kids. Apps seem to make my life easier sometimes…especially when it comes to the grocery store. So with apps in mind, I have come up with the top five must-have family...

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SoccerDAD?

                  It is the beginning of the school year and that means that fall sports are starting. One of the fall sports of course is soccer. My son is finally old enough to try  his hand at sports and told me that he...

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How To Manage A Busy Family Schedule

I don’t know about you, but if it weren’t for my phone, I would be in big trouble. The primary reason that I need my phone is for my schedule. With so many things going on with my family from picking up kids from dance, soccer practice and many other things, my phone really helps to keep everything in line.

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