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Mother’s Day Vegan Cherry Chocolate Mousse Recipe

April 28th, 2016

Mom’s Day is right around the corner, and this is the year to impress her with an irresistible vegan chocolate cherry mousse. The beauty of this recipe is that even though it is bursting with rich, decadent chocolate, it is free of animal products, which means it’s better for you and the planet. And luckily […]

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Do Your Kids Love the Earth? 5 Ways to Encourage Respect. Compassion and Reverence for the Earth.

April 14th, 2016

When my kids were younger, they intrinsically loved the outdoors and wanted to play and explore outside all the time! As they grow, how do I make sure that their love for the earth includes respect, compassion, reverence and responsibility? Model it – My dad always made a big deal about the beautiful sunset, majestic […]

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Ten Years Strong

March 17th, 2016

Every year, thousands of amazing natural and organic food companies gather to participate in Expo West, the largest natural product show in the US. When i first came to the show ten years ago, my booth and brand were much smaller, but my passion for clean organic snacks was just as big! Ten years later, […]

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The Myth of Incomplete Proteins

March 6th, 2016

It’s a long-running myth in the exercise and fitness community that plant proteins are somehow inferior to animal proteins, and that they do not contain the amino acids needed for good health and building muscle. Nothing could be further from the truth, as plant sources of protein, including protein bars derived from organic plant-based sources, […]

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The Benefits of Ancient Grains

March 4th, 2016

Recently, ancient grains have experienced a boom in popularity, and for good reason: these original seeds and grains which can often be traced back hundreds or even thousands of years—are much more nutritious than refined grain products such as white flour. Grains and seeds like quinoa, amaranth, flax and hempseed have nutritional properties that are […]

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5 Signs You Need More Fiber

February 19th, 2016

Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet. It aids in digestion, helps keep you at a healthy weight, and makes you feel your best. According to WebMD, women should aim for 25 grams of fiber daily, while men should aim for 38 grams. Most people don’t know if they are eating the recommended […]

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E-Book: Mindful Eating for a Healthier You

February 17th, 2016

Mindful eating is a different way of relating to food—it’s about being in the present moment as you eat and really savoring your food. It’s also about listening intuitively to your body’s cues about hunger and satiety, and your likes and dislikes, without judgment. When you eat mindfully, you slow down, choose foods that are […]

Taking Control of Your Health: 10 Tips for Clean Eating

February 15th, 2016

Clean eating is about being aware of the food choices you are making and looking for simple, healthy options. It means consuming plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy proteins and fats, and opting for organic, non-GMO foods whenever possible. Let’s explore in more detail why clean eating is so important and look at […]

Healthy Eating for People Who Hate Cooking

February 8th, 2016

Eating healthy can be tough for people who don’t have time to cook or who don’t enjoy working in the kitchen. Eating processed or restaurant foods all the time can easily break a diet and simply isn’t as good for you as chowing down on home-cooked items. Luckily, for folks who detest cooking, there are […]