Anna Keeve is the west coast correspondent for The Beet. Anna’s articles have appeared in LA Progressive, VegOut Magazine, Locale Magazine, Cannabis Magazine and more. With a focus on plant-based lifestyle, food, business and veg-friendly travel, Anna's always on the prowl for what's new, what's hot and what's next. Anna is also the founder of PlantBasedPopUp, a fine-dining pop-up experience that hosts wine and food pairing dinners at top restaurants. Connect with Anna (or send her a news tip) at lifesalternateroute.com or @lifesalternateroute.
You Don’t Need to Be Doing Dry January To Enjoy These Non-Alcoholic Drinks
January marks a time to hit reset and commit to starting new, healthier habits. If part of your New Year resolution has been to do Dry January or even just reduce your alcohol consumption for a while, you can still enjoy tasty libations, alcohol-free...
10 Cyber Monday Sales on Vegan or Plant-Based Goodies to Stock Up On Now
While many people scope out Cyber Monday deals for tech and apparel, there are also plenty of online deals on food items and other consumables. From plant-based meats like Beyond Meat, which has an online shop, to high-quality CBD brands like Hülsa Wellness, this is the week to stock up on plant-based goods, and even gift a few while you’re at it...
Beyond Meat to Launch New “Healthier and Juicier” Versions of Burgers
Beyond Meat announced today that the latest iteration of its burgers will be the brand’s “juiciest burger yet” with an improved nutritional profile. The new versions will have 35% less saturated fat than 80/20 beef (80 percent lean, 20 percent fat), and will be its most nutritious patty to date with 55% less saturated fat than 80/20 beef...
Here Are the 4 Healthiest Alcohol Choices to Drink This Holiday Season
Walk into a liquor store and you'll see so many choices it can be overwhelming. Not all alcohols are created equal (and everyone has an opinion about what's best to drink), so we tracked down the best, healthiest beverages you can feel good about sipping, and the ones your friends and family (aka your pod) will thank you for serving...
The Nut You Should Be Eating to Lower Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk
Macadamia nuts are a superfood with major health and beauty benefits. Rich in protein, fiber, healthy fats, and key nutrients, the creamy, delicious nut has even been known to support weight loss. If you’ve shied away from macadamia nuts in the past, it might be time to reconsider: While the macadamia nut has been proclaimed to be the world's most expensive nut—due to the time it takes for trees
Dunkin’ Now Offering Oat Milk at All U.S. Locations As Vegan Dairy Alternative
Rejoice. Dunkin’ is upping its plant-based game with a nationwide deployment of oat milk. No longer are patrons relegated to almond milk as a vegan option, which Dunkin’ has been serving since 2014. Rather, customers have the option of oat milk—a plant-milk that has come to be a go-to milk alternative in coffee—for a dairy alternative...
Delicious, On-the-Go Vegan Snacks from CVS
When looking for healthy, vegan-friendly snack options you might enlist the likes of your local Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s or neighborhood health store. But there is an unusual suspect lurking in the veg-friendly snacking shadows: CVS. This drugstore chain may seem like the least likely place to find healthy snack options, but over the last several years CVS has made a concerted effort to bring hea
Bill Gates Just Invested $20 Million on Lab-Grown Palm Oil to Save Our Rainforests
Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world; it’s also the most environmentally hazardous.