Indulge Your Sweet Tooth With These Raw Date Balls!


Each of us has a desire for sweet foods from time to time (or some of us all the time!) as our taste buds are naturally wired to experience a sweet sensation.

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Nutrition, Health, Raw, Recipe, Organic, Vegan

Kitchen Sink Pumpkin Bread


Sometimes when I don’t have anything to do (or have a lot of math homework and I want to put it off a little longer) I get an itch to bake. I had a can of pumpkin and spices, so I decided to try and make some pumpkin bread. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a lot of the necessary ingredients to make the bread, so I decided to improvise.

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Nutrition, Health, Organic, Recipe

Friends..Food..and Choices


We live in a culture of eating. We even have an entire holiday based on holding a huge feast with friends and family. We gather around for family dinners, holiday dinners, birthday cakes, and go out to eat with friends as a bonding activity. In Spring of 2013, I reached my heaviest weight and lowest self esteem before turning my life around beginning to treat my body with respect by changing my diet and my lifestyle.

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Inspire, Health, Wellness, Self Love, Philosophy, Positivity

My Top Five Super Foods And A Super Green Soup Recipe


If you’re looking to boost your energy and improve your health and general wellbeing snacking on a few nuts and eating some greens for dinner is a great start but it will not provide you with overall optimum health.

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Health, Nutrition, Diet, Wellness, Knowledge, Superfoods, Recipe

Three Part Video Series For YZL by Chris Sandel


If there’s one thing that nearly everyone I speak to has in common it’s confusion. Confusion over what they should eat. On what diet to follow. Over how to lose weight. About what exercise they should be doing. The list is endless.

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Health, Nutrition, Diet, Wellness, Knowledge

My Favorite Snacks: Kale Chips


Yesterday I typed out a 7 day meal plan for my first week of senior year. Knowing exactly what I am going to eat helps me because then I won’t give in to temptation or contemplate eating something unhealthy. Each day I have three meals, as well as two snacks, which I like to call “mini meals” Kale chips have been my favorite snack this week. I’ll start by saying that I’m not a huge fan of the kale chips I’ve found at local markets. They don’t taste very fresh and often have too much flavoring. Today, I tried baking Kale chips at home and they were a complete success.

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Nutrition, Raw, Health, Organic, Recipe

Four Things I’ve Learned Since Going Vegan


I’ve been a veg-eater since I went vegetarian in February 2012 and vegan a few months later. I have never looked back! These are the most important things I’ve learned as a vegan.

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Vegan, Health, Diet, Wellness, Vegetarian, Nutrition

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