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Fresh Food – to go! August 14, 2012

While picking up a few staples at Whole Foods the other day I came across a sample stand……..I love samples.  It’s a great chance to try a product before you buy it.  On this particular day they were sampling a product called, Core.  It’s prepackaged raw food that you can take and grab on the go.  It caught my eye because it was a portable, food that contained whole foods.  This is perfect for me, because I feel like I’m always on the go!!!  And when you’re on the go the best food choices aren’t always being made……even if they’re intended.

I mentioned these bars are made with whole foods, so let me share the ingredients with you:  Whole Oats, Almonds, Raisins, Flax, and Ground Spices.  That’s it!  They are handmade and packaged, and they must be stored in the fridge, or they’ll sprout…..how about that, living food in a package that’s easy to grab and go!  I love it!!!  Core also claims that eating one bar with 2 glasses of water equals 1 full bowl of oatmeal.  This meal creates 3 hours of stable energy helping you to get through the morning task, or afternoon lows.  I’ve always tried to eat oatmeal, because I understand the benefits, but I strongly dislike the texture.  Core is giving me yet another chance to work oats into my diet, and it’s pretty darn good.

They offer 4 different varieties, along with vegan options too.  So if you’re looking for  a portable whole food option that packs a protein punch  Core just might be a great addition to your diet.  I invite you to find out more about Core, visit their website @ www.corefoods.com

All the best to your health and wellness!

 

Introducing YOUYOGA Guest Blogger: Kristin Malara February 27, 2012

Welcome to the debut of Vegan Voyage!  My name is Krys, and I invite you to join me as I explore the ins and outs of a plant-based, and grain-based diet.  I had been vegetarian for over nine years, but decided to convert to veganism in October 2011. I have found a vegan lifestyle to be a whole new level of harmony between food and the body, and even the soul.   However, I am fully aware that no single “diet” is perfect for everyone.  Whether it is due to body type, health issues, food allergies or intolerance, family traditions or expectations, certain food inaccessibility, and/or simple likes and dislikes, it is important to eat what is best for YOU. 

This can be achieved by really listening to your body.  In my household alone, we prepare meals around dairy, peanut, tree nut, strawberry and, most recently, soy allergies.  Rather than dwell on what we can’t have, we choose to search for yummy alternatives.  I could blog on food allergies alone, but I decided to incorporate the two.  Although I will focus mainly on veganism, this blog is meant for anyone who is interested in discovering alternative substitutes to animal products, why they might be beneficial, and tasty ways to prepare them.   I also hope to discuss related subjects such as; books, movies, documentaries, websites, and restaurants (with recommended dishes).  So, no matter what your current eating habits are, I hope you can glean a thing or two from this blog as I continue on my Vegan Voyage. 

Yours in Health, Krys

 

 

Stay Tuned for my Upcoming Posts on the following topics:

  • Restaurant Review for Seasons 52
  • Restaurant Review for the Blue Koi
  • Pieces of the Protein Puzzle, from Amaranth to Tofu
  • Eating “Vegan-esque”