Health, Health Education, Psychology, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Spiritual Journey, Vegan

Change Takes Time: My Vegan & Raw Vegan Transition Story & Slip-Ups

If you read my “Why Raw Foods” Part 1 and Part 2, you may be a little scared. You may be thinking, “FML, I am eating toxic cooked junk.” Or you may be thinking, “That sh*t is whack. I don’t buy into the raw foods nonsense whatsoever.” Chances are you are somewhere in between. I want to acknowledge and welcome…

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Health, Health Education, Heart Disease, Low Fat, Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Vegan

Why Raw Food: Part 2

There are many, many reasons why I eat a raw food diet. Below I discuss reasons to eat raw food from a health and nutrition perspective. Please refer to Why Raw Food: Part 1 to learn the effect of heating fats, carbohydrates, and protein. The sections below are derived from a lecture on “Why Raw Food” by Dr. Rozalind Graham.…

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Low Fat, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Self-Care, Special Diet, Travel, Vegan, Weight Loss

Quick & Easy Recipe: Nectar of the Gods Smoothie

If you struggle to eat healthy at work, this recipe is for you! Seeing as most people spend 13 or more years of their lives at work, it’s a good idea to figure out how to stick to your healthy diet when you’re at your job. There are a handful of ways to ensure dietary success on the job. My go-to solution for my job in food service is to bring a smoothie to drink throughout the afternoon. Best…

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Calories, Carbs, Health, Health Education, Holiday, Low Fat, Psychology, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Travel

Healthy Travel: My Top 5 Tips

How do you resist the aroma of Cinnabon and fried foods in the airport? How do you say no to the onslaught of pre-packaged airplane meals when you’re stuck on a plane for 14 or more hours with nothing to do? If you manage to eat healthfully on the airplane, the rest of your trip will rock! You will come…

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Calories, Carbs, Health, Health Education, Holiday, Low Fat, Psychology, Self-Care, Vegan, Weight Loss

Healthy Holiday Mastery: 5 Steps, Top Tips + Food Porn

I am super proud to say that this holiday season I have stayed 100% low fat raw vegan. Yes! Finally… Trust me, it’s taken some serious trial and error to get this lifestyle right. But I keep trying. I learn from my mistakes each time I make one. This year, it feels pretty effortless. I’ve followed 5 simple steps to…

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Carbs, Health, Low Fat, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Special Diet, Vegan, Weight Loss

Best Ever Fat-Free Raw Vegan Chili: Recipe

So you want some chili? Yeah, I want some chili! I’m singing to myself just thinking about this recipe…it’s that good! My aunt and uncle enjoyed it when I visited them this fall. Loads of regular eating folks at a expo I did a couple months ago all loved it. My plant-based co-workers at LeafSide all loved it too! Inspiration Credit:…

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Addiction, Calories, Carbs, Health, Health Education, Low Fat, Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Vegan, Weight Loss

The Ultimate Juice Resource: All You Want To Know About Juice

What to expect in this resource: Find out how I got into juice in the first place and completed a 30-day cleanse Learn why the quality of produce is so important to ensure the best possible juice Do you wonder what the difference is between juices and smoothies, and which one you should consume? Are you too overwhelmed by the…

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Health, High Fat, Low Fat, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Self-Care, Special Diet, Vegan, Weight Loss

Chocolate Granola Recipe

I told you it was coming, and here it is! Raw. Vegan. Gluten-free. GRANOLA!!!! Featuring cacao and fresh California dates! Order yours here! This recipe is inspired by the Small Footprint Family Ingredients: 4 cups buckwheat groats, soaked and drained 2 cups almonds and walnuts, chopped, soaked and drained (feel free to sub your favorite nut here) 2-4 tbsp cacao…

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Calories, Carbs, Health, High Fat, Low Fat, Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Self-Care, Special Diet, Vegan, Weight Loss

Mediterranean Wrap Recipe

Lately, I have been loving wraps! I tend to go through phases like this. Eating salad in creative ways helps ensure that I am eating plenty of fresh raw veggies each and every day AND that I am feeling satisfied. My latest recipe is very easy to put together, and only requires a handful of ingredients that I keep on…

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