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!

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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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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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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