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Healthy Snacking Tips For You & Your Kiddos

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Healthy Snacking Tips For You & Your Kiddos

Healthy Snacking Tips For You & Your KiddosI am a busy mom of a ten year old boy and 13 year old girl. I KNOW what it’s like to try and have your kids eat healthy, while being constantly exposed to others who do not. We are a plant-based family in the house. I don’t freak out when my kids get exposed to snacks that are out of my control, but what I DO try to do, is to always have healthy options that they can grab and go with. This limits pressures from others, and provides me with an instead,...

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Benefits of Raw Foods

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It's summertime. It's hot. You have NO desire to cook. OK, maybe that's me right now? While I love cooking, sometimes you just want something super easy and light to eat. You don't have to eat only salad-I promise!  Eating raw foods aren't only easy to prepare (some can be complex but they don't have to be), they also help you to retain much of the nutrient levels found in the plants.  Many enzymes and phytonutrients in plants get destroyed or diminished by the cooking process. When you consume plants in their raw form, you can more easily absorb these nutrients....

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Junk Food Day?

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Only in America do we have something called Junk Food Day. Yes, it has an unofficial day for all of the food bloggers and magazines out there. In my dream, junk food DAY would be fine. While I don't think it's good to eat junk, 1 day wouldn't kill you to splurge. However, as Americans, it's not one day, it's every day. Chips, cookies, cakes, dips-all present I'm sure at the last party you attended or lurking in your cupboard. Only 1 in 10 Americans eat the recommended amount of fruits/vegetables (here's the recent article on National Institute of Health)!...

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