How to Stay Energized with Proper Nutrition

How to Stay Energized with Proper Nutrition

 

Proper nutrition is extremely important to stay healthy and energized throughout the day. Eating healthy and sticking to a certain lifestyle is challenging in itself. We all lead busy and hectic lives these days, which can certainly derail our health efforts. But just know that is doesn’t have to. With proper planning and proper nutrition, you can all feel energized throughout the day. Continue reading “How to Stay Energized with Proper Nutrition”

“Good Food Is Not A Luxury, It’s A Right”

“Good Food Is Not A Luxury, It’s A Right” 

“Good food is not a luxury, it’s a right.” This quote right here is everything I stand for. A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post called “Make America Organic Again“, where I touched on the topic that organic food is a right. This week I went to the new Lucky’s Market that just opened up in Plantation, Florida ( a suburb of Fort Lauderdale). As I walked up to the cash register, I saw this huge quote hung up on the wall. It said “Good food is not a luxury, it’s a right.” I saw it and I immediately took a picture of it. The meaning of that quote is something that I strongly believe in.

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Organically Thankful

Organically Thankful

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A few days ago, I came to realize how “organically thankful” I truly am. Don’t get me wrong, every day I feel thankful. But, I felt it even more in the past few days. I went to my grandparents’ house over the weekend for a family dinner. My grandma specifically bought organic food items to serve at dinner. It just made me so happy when she kept pointing out and saying, “Sara, this is organic, this is organic, and this is organic”, to everything that was organic. Even though my family has supported me on my organic lifestyle for the past 8 years, something the other day sparked in me. I just felt more blessed than ever.

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Cascadian Farm

Cascadian Farm

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Last week I was in Seattle, Washington. Seattle is one of the top 10 most organic cities in the United States. Since I knew that beforehand, I was so excited to visit new organic places. Even though I had a list already of the places I wanted to visit, I forgot that Cascadian Farm was out of Washington. I think the reason I forgot was because they are not actually in Seattle. One of the days on my trip, we took a drive to Diablo Lake, which is a beautiful mountainous area famous for its’ turquoise colored lake. On the way, we passed by this little house situated on beautiful land with the sign of Cascadian Farm Organic. I was so excited to have seen it and I even think I was screaming a bit from the excitement. I must have been so annoying but that’s what finding organic places does to me. We made a u-turn since it was on the left side of the road and we went to the farm.

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Make America Organic Again

MAKE AMERICA ORGANIC AGAIN!

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2016, the year of desperate need for many changes! But the one that must change is, it is time to MAKE AMERICA ORGANIC AGAIN!

Just 70 years ago, everything was organic here in America and it was just food. We didn’t have health food stores back then, we just had grocery stores. And not even huge grocery stores but local corner stores. You know, the places where you walked in and you knew the owners and the employees and they knew you and your family. What happened to that?

Without getting too controversial, we all know what happened.

Also, there were more farms back then that weren’t using harmful chemicals and pesticides. You knew the farmer and just exactly how your food was grown and raised. That has changed drastically with the existence of factory farms.

Back then, healthy food didn’t divide us from the wealthy and poor. It makes me sick to my stomach every time I hear someone say they can’t afford to buy organic food. Food is not a luxury and everyone deserves to eat food without GMO’s, chemicals, harmful substances, and pesticides regardless of one’s financial situation.

In the last 5 years, we have seen a remarkable demand for organic and local food. Not even just organic, but specifically a GMO free America. We want and so desperately need transparency in our food labeling. Just a side note, if it is labeled organic it does not contain any GMO’s. But even with the demand, organic food is still not accessible to lower income families and quite frankly most Americans are not educated on eating organic or anything that goes on in our food system. Most people still don’t know what a GMO is or even what gluten is. So, the demand is certainly there but the knowledge and accessabbility is not.

With that, it is tremendously important to make America organic again. Our society will benefit health and financial wise. “Where there is health, there is wealth.”

With this interesting election coming up in the next few months, changing the food system should certainly be the top priority of the Republican or Democrat Party. As Americans, we have the voice and power to change and revolutionize a broken and controversial food system.

                    NOW is the time to MAKE AMERICA ORGANIC AGAIN!

 

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Love,

Sara, “S.O.Eats”

 

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Top 10 Tips To Stick To an Organic Lifestyle on Vacation

Top 10 Tips To Stick To an Organic Lifestyle on Vacation

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Summer break is here! That means going on vacation and having lots of fun in the sun. When traveling, it can be challenging to stay on track with any type of lifestyle or diet. Going on vacation can knock your normal eating routine out of whack but just know it doesn’t have to. Vacation does not mean that your diet has to go completely out the window. There are many ways to stay on track. Most of my peers ask me how I am able to eat when I go on vacation since they know I eat organic at home. But, I am here to tell you that it is possible to stick to your organic lifestyle on vacation. Just follow these top 10 tips to stick to an organic lifestyle on vacation.

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EQUAL EXCHANGE CAFE

EQUAL EXCHANGE CAFE

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Last week, I was in Boston, Massachusetts for the day. As with every major city that I visit, I always search to see if there are any organic places in town. I saw that there was an Equal Exchange Café. For those of you who do not know, Equal Exchange is a Fair Trade, organic company that sells amazing chocolates, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, dried fruit, and nuts. You can buy their products in Whole Foods Market and at almost every natural/organic market. So when I saw that they had an actual café, I HAD to visit it since I never even knew they had a cafe. Even though I was only in Boston for about 8 hours, I found a way to stop by.

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Date Someone With Dietary Restrictions

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Date Someone With Dietary Restrictions

 

Have you ever felt an instant attraction to someone and then you found out that they had dietary restrictions? Maybe your first thought was this person is high maintenance, prestigious, stuck up, and you ran for the door before you even asked them for their number. But why is having dietary restrictions a sign of high maintenance, prestige, and entitlement? When someone eats a certain type of way, others get intimidated and view this person as high maintenance or abnormal. They think they won’t be compatible because of their differences in food habits. Or, they think going out to eat will be a constant struggle. It is unfortunate because you could be missing out on a wonderful person just because they eat a certain type of way. That is silly. Food should not be a deal breaker.

Unfortunately, living an organic lifestyle has been linked to a person who is all those adjectives that I mentioned. That is strictly based on the fact that organic is linked to the expensive prestigious diet, which is so untrue. But let me tell you that just because someone eats organic that doesn’t mean that the person has a sense of entitlement, at all.

If you are afraid that the person who has different eating habits will push their views on you and try to change you, don’t be. That rarely happens contrary to popular belief. Remember, you don’t have to change for anyone and no one has to change for you.

It is an awesome experience to date someone who eats totally different from you. It is a great way to learn about new foods and how to be more compassionate for someone who is either forced to have dietary restrictions or chose a new lifestyle. You’ll get to try new restaurants, new products, and new food items that you never knew about.

Luckily, I have not personally experienced rejection because of my organic lifestyle. I have come across some awesome people who have supported me which I greatly appreciate. And, I never try to change someone either. But, to those of you that have been turned down for your dietary restrictions, I just want to tell you that you will find someone great who understands and supports you.

So, please don’t write off a person just because they follow an organic, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, paleo or kosher lifestyle. Every person has something beautiful to offer you and his or her eating habits should not deter you from getting to know that person.

Love,

Sara, “S.O.Eats”

*Disclaimer: Surrounding yourself with someone who leads an alternative food lifestyle and knows how to cook and bake may result in healthier, great tasting food, just saying :).

Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo

Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo

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I am so excited to attend the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend. I am also excited to announce that I am also one of the official bloggers for the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo. The expo is on April 2nd and 3rd at the Cobb Galleria Centre. This will be my first time attending this expo! I am a huge proponent for all things gluten free and allergen friendly.

This expo is open to the general public. The best part is that you will get to try samples of gluten free and allergen friendly products! On top of that, you will receive coupons!  There will also be many informational seminars relating to a gluten free and allergen free lifestyle. If you want to learn more about a gluten free and an allergen free lifestyle and taste awesome products then this is the expo for you. Also, you will get to meet the vendors behind your favorite gluten free and allergen friendly products. What more can you ask for?

Where can you buy tickets? 

To buy tickets for the event CLICK HERE . Receive 20% off through 4/1/16 by using the code ADVANCE 

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Want to win free tickets to the expo?

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I will be doing a giveaway on my Instagram account @sarasorganiceats , for 5 free tickets to the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo. Please go to my Instagram account for more details on how to win. A free ticket allows you to pick one of the two days to attend the expo. 

 

I am so excited for the expo and I can’t wait to see you all there!

Love,

Sara, “S.O.Eats”