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A Day in the Life of a Vegan
A Day in the Life of a Vegan
By Molly McBride, RD, LD
March 28, 2013

Well, I am a vegan. Although I classify myself as part of this interesting set of people who subsist on plants, I do not feel as though I am missing out on any of life’s pleasures. I have been vegan for one year and have been committed each day since making that decision. I believe veganism is one of those decisions you can’t help but be fully engaged in once you make up your mind to do it. The additional factor, which has helped propel me through this journey, is that my boyfriend and I began this together. Through the dedication in both our lives to wellness and my expertise and interests as a registered dietitian, it seemed natural to explore the possibility of adopting this purportedly healthy lifestyle.

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Tags: Vegan, Diets, Lifestyle, Vegetarian, Healthy
Natural Ways to Dye Easter Eggs
Natural Ways to Dye Easter Eggs
March 24, 2013

Are you an egg-coloring enthusiast bored with the traditional method and looking for new ways to express your art? Or perhaps you fear the almost inevitable messes from artificial dyes when you have kids reaching over each other because they just had to have that blue dye? Us too. You can let go of that worry now, because we have three natural egg-dyeing alternatives that will rekindle your creativity and decrease the chance of messy mishaps. And the kids will love these too!

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Tags: Organic, Natural, Easter, Eggs, Coloring, Fruit
Three Takes On The Burger
Three Takes On The Burger
March 20, 2013

Grilling burgers on a barbeque is an American tradition that dates back to cattle drivers in the late 1800s. This time-honored tradition not only results in a tasty meal, but for many, it also serves as a vibrant social activity in and of itself. Some health-seekers may have the idea that they must “give up” their favorite foods in order to stay healthy – not true! We’re here to present you with three different takes on the classic burger that will leave you feeling both satiated and satisfied.

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Tags: Healthy, Burgers, Vegan, Veggie, Meat, Grilling
Going Green for Spring Clean
Going Green for Spring Clean
March 15, 2013

While you’re clearing out the garage or scrubbing down the bathroom, you want to be cautious of the toxic chemicals you could be breathing in or absorbing through your skin. Cleaners can be loaded with harsh ingredients that can be much more dangerous than the dirt and grime you are removing. There are plenty of ways to go natural when cleaning this spring. You can certainly find all-natural products on the supermarket shelf, but there are easy and inexpensive ways to make your own natural cleaning supplies at home.

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Pursuing the Perishables: Rainbow of Flavors
Pursuing the Perishables: Rainbow of Flavors
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Service Center
March 11, 2013

Those colors of the rainbow can also be seen every day in the fresh produce section of the grocery store. That is yet another way to enjoy the results of nature -- by enjoying the many fruits and vegetables available.

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Tags: Produce, Fruits, Vegetables, Organic, Natural, Colors
Tips for Simply Better Living
Tips for Simply Better Living
March 9, 2013

Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic brands provide access to nearly 250 honest, easy and affordable foods that represent the joy of eating closer to the way nature intended. Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic products are free from 101 artificial preservatives and ingredients, and Simple Truth Organic products are certified organic by the USDA. Carolyn Brown, MS, RD, teamed up with Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic to provide tips to help Americans achieve simply better living.

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Three Egg-cellent Breakfast Dishes
Three Egg-cellent Breakfast Dishes
March 6, 2013

Eggs are one of the best things for you to eat. If your diet permits, eggs are an excellent source of protein, amino acids and vitamin D. When it comes to eggs, quality means everything. Upgrading your eggs to cage-free or organic is important. Cage-free eggs are produced by birds raised in an open-barn concept, rather than a confining cage. Organic eggs, in addition to being cage-free, are from birds free of antibiotics and growth hormones and who eat organic feed. Although these types of eggs tend to cost slightly more than conventional ones, they’re worth it. You can even taste the difference.

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Tags: Eggs, Organic, Cage-free, Healthy, Breakfast