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Why Buy Organic?

Why Buy Organic?

If you are reading this post, you are probably one of two groups of people. You either know deep down that it’s important to buy organic, but if you were asked to list the reasons, you might not be able to do so, or you are not yet convinced that it’s important to buy organic [...]

January 18, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Nutrition 0

Raw Chocolate Carrot Balls (Raw, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Raw Chocolate Carrot Balls (Raw, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Nothing makes me happier than delicious dessert food that I can eat and know I’m also doing something good for my body. And I have to brag for a second, because I didn’t actually make these, my wonderful husband did! The recipe had been laying [...]

August 28, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

5 Pantry Must-Haves For Healthy Eating

5 Pantry Must-Haves For Healthy Eating

If you’re like me, long-term meal planning is typically something reserved for party planning only. Although I make my weekly shopping list, which may even include some specialty items from a recipe I’ve wanted to try, I tend to go for the same staple items and whatever is in season at the Farmer’s Market. By [...]

July 11, 2012 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 3

Fresh, Local, Organic + Less Expensive Produce!

Fresh, Local, Organic + Less Expensive Produce!

I eat organic—no big deal. What is a big deal—spending a pretty penny to do so. I’m serious about my health and I won’t sacrifice eating conventional produce covered in pesticides to save a few bucks. Well, that and I won’t eat conventional because it tastes like crap… but that’s another blog post. The point [...]

July 9, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle 0

7 Easy Healthy Breakfast Items

7 Easy Healthy Breakfast Items

What do you eat for the most important meal of the day? Is it loaded with the fiber, protein and whole grain carbohydrates your body needs to start the day off on the right foot? You want to eat something first thing in the morning that will boost your metabolism, get your engines firing on [...]

February 6, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Nutrition 2

Cashew Cream Cups (RAW, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Cashew Cream Cups (RAW, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is: Raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. This recipe is DELICIOUS! Feel free to make them in rammekins instead of tart tins. Also, these are very similar to the Raw Fruit Tart, but the cashew cream filling has a lighter consistency, since the cashews are soaked longer. Enjoy! Notes Recipe Yields: 4 [...]

November 24, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 0

Nutrient-Depleted Foods

Nutrient-Depleted Foods

In theory, if you are eating fresh, healthy foods, you should be getting all the vitamins and minerals you need for optimal health, right? Maybe in theory, but not in reality. In the past, I was against taking any kind of supplement. I figured that if you were eating all of the right foods, there [...]

September 1, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition 3