Protes Protein Chips

Protes Protein Chips

Have you ever wanted to increase your intake of protein but were tired of the protein bars and protein shakes? Well, look no further because now there is another healthy and delicious way to intake your protein. It is with the revolutionary Protes protein chips. They are delicious, nutritious, and full of protein. Just imagine eating chips with zero guilt and all the benefits! You can sit on the couch and eat a bag of Protes without hating yourself.  Continue reading “Protes Protein Chips”

I’m Bananas for Banana Wave

I’m Bananas for Banana Wave

 

I’m bananas for Banana Wave! Move over almond, coconut, and cashew milk, because BananaMilk is taking the dairy free alternative milk by storm. It is one of the newest dairy free alternative milks made entirely from bananas and other superfood ingredients.

Have you ever wanted to drink a creamy and delicious banana but without the cream and all the taste? Well now you don’t have to worry, because Banana Wave has arrived.

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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”

FEEL GOOD DOUGH

FEEL GOOD DOUGH

 

Feel Good Dough is the first and only all organic ready to bake dough brand.

Do you know what the hardest and most frustrating part of making anything that requires dough is? Well, it is the actual dough making!!! If you don’t have the right recipe, time it long enough, or if you live in a humid part of the country, your dough falls flat and is unusable. All you are left with is a loopy pile of stretchy unusable dough. Well you can fear no more because Feel Good Dough is the answer to all of your frustrating and timely dough making.

The best part is that Feel Good Dough uses all certified organic and high quality ingredients. Even down to the yeast, which Feel Good Dough is the first brand to use 100 percent organic yeast that is made in America. Feel Good Dough is committed to being 100 percent organic. There are very few ingredients in their dough products. That is for sure something to “feel good” about. It is also vegan, non-GMO, and some of their products are kosher certified. It is everything you ever hoped and dreamed for in a dough product. Haven’t you ever heard the secret to a recipe is all in the dough?

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Organic Guacamole

Organic Guacamole

 

Organic guacamole is one of the easiest and tastiest dips to make. Also, Cinco De Mayo is in a few days! Cinco De Mayo is a holiday to commemorate the Mexican army who won the Battle Of Puebla against the French Army. I think us American’s go all out way more than the Mexican’s in Mexico do. Mexican food is amazing and one of my favorite cuisines. I love making guacamole and of course making it organic! It is one of the best dips ever created. You can make guacamole any time of the year for almost every occasion or for no reason at all. The only way to make guacamole is in a Molcajete which is a mortar and pestle. It brings out the most flavor of the guacamole. This is the traditional way to make guacamole. It is amazing to think that with only a few organic ingredients, you have this delicious organic guacamole.

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Organic Guacamole

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 organic avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup organic red onion finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp organic jalapeño, finely chopped
  • ½ cup organic cilantro, chopped
  • 2 small organic limes, juiced
  • 1 tbsp organic cold pressed olive oil
  • 2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp organic ground pepper
  • Tools Needed:
  • Molcajete (motar and pestle)

Instructions

  1. Place the peeled and pitted avocados in the molcajete. Then add the lime juice, olive oil,salt, and pepper. Mash those ingredients together lightly with with pestle. then add the red onion, jalapeño, and cilantro to the molcajete. Mash all ingredients together until everything is mixed and you reached your desired consistency. (I like leaving it a little chunky). Serve immediately.

Notes

Feel free to add more or less of any of the ingredients. If you don't have a Molcajete, use a mixing bowl.

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Don’t forget to grab your favorite organic tortilla chips and dip it into this yummy organic guacamole. I hope you all have a fun Cinco De Mayo!

Con Amor (with love), 

Sara, “S.O.Eats” 

MATT’S MUNCHIES

MATT’S MUNCHIES

 

Have you ever wanted to take “a natural trip to paradise” but you were stuck in the snowy weather up North or you live in an area without a beach? Well, now you can with Matt’s Munchies!

Matt’s Munchies is a premium fruit snack that has less than 100 calories for the whole pack. There are 1 to 2 servings of fruit in each package. Matt’s Munchies are certified organic, vegan, soy free, peanut free, dairy free, gluten free, NON-GMO Project Verified, and kosher. The best part of all is that each flavor has 3 ingredients or less with ingredients you can pronounce. Could this snack get any more perfect?

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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 :).

Why is an Organic lifestyle linked to Vegetarian?

Why is an Organic Lifestyle Linked to Vegetarian?

 

So, lately I have noticed that when I talk about living an organic lifestyle to others, the question I receive is “are you a vegetarian or a vegan?”

I have lived an organic lifestyle for 7 years now. Within those years, I have come across so many questions, comments, insults, criticism, doubters, haters, to everything about the organic lifestyle. When I tell someone that I am an organic food/lifestyle blogger or that I live an organic lifestyle they always ask me if I am a vegetarian or a vegan. I get that ALL the time. That is the most common question I receive.

Sometimes I am unclear as to why people link organic to following a vegetarian lifestyle. I know many vegetarians and vegans who actually don’t eat organic or shop at health food stores. I don’t know exactly how vegetarian and organic got linked together. Sometimes I think it is because people link organic to the hippie culture. Back in the 60’s and 70’s, hippie’s were mainly vegetarians or vegans who followed an organic lifestyle.

Also, many people link organic to healthy, which is also completely unrelated. I think others believe that those who follow an organic lifestyle eat more health foods like Kale, Quinoa, and Tofu. Don’t get me wrong, most do but there are those that don’t. Because of that, others automatically assume that those who say they eat organic are vegetarians as well.

In my lifestyle, I eat healthy and I portion control, but my whole organic journey has been based on balance. With living an organic lifestyle, I haven’t given up anything except caffeine (for other reasons, as you can read in How I Broke Up With My Love For Coffee). I am not a vegetarian, a vegan or gluten free or follow a paleo lifestyle or a plant based diet. All of the “diets” that I mentioned have been linked to an organic lifestyle. I don’t identify myself solely with one of those lifestyle labels. I eat a variety of food items that are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, plant based and paleo but I don’t follow just one of those lifestyles.

My whole purpose for following an organic lifestyle is that I am going back to basics and eating organic like they did 60 years ago but in the modern day without depriving myself from the foods I love. Yes I still eat meat, chicken, dairy, raw cane sugar, and bread, but all organically produced and raised. Of course I limit those items but I don’t deprive myself either. I want to raise awareness that by living an organic lifestyle you don’t have to go into the other categories or lifestyles that are somehow linked to organic. You can live the same life like everyone else without any restrictions but just finding its organic counterpart.

Again, there is nothing wrong with any of the other lifestyles, I think they are fantastic and beneficial. Everyone has their own reasoning and views as to why they eat the way they eat. Just make sure that if you ever want to change your lifestyle, research it completely so that you are getting the right nutrients and follow it properly. Also, no matter what, never ever change your lifestyle just to look cool and fit in with someone you are trying to impress. Always do things for you because you know it is going to make you the best version of yourself.

 

Love, 

Sara, “S.O.Eats” 

 

p.s: Don’t worry, you can still come up to me and ask me if I am a vegetarian. I love and always will welcome any questions. Hopefully you will have read this blog post first, 🙂 haha.

Organic Creamy Chocolate Mousse

Organic Creamy Chocolate Mousse

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This organic creamy chocolate mousse is so easy to make. You would never know that it is dairy free and vegan! It does not contain any refined sugars, dairy, gluten, eggs, or artificial flavors. There are only 5 organic ingredients that make up this recipe. This is what I call a superfood dessert that tastes super delicious. You can make this creamy chocolate mousse on Valentine’s Day for a healthier yet decadent dessert to share with your valentine. Valentine’s Day is all about the chocolate, so why not make a dessert that contains healthy nutrients and tastes amazing. This organic creamy chocolate mousse is too good to be true. It is so hard to find healthier desserts that taste good! This one is unbelievable.

You can add coconut whipped cream as a topping to the mousse. For this recipe, I used Cocowhip from So Delicious. You can buy find it in the freezer section of your natural grocery store. Click on the link for more information, So Delicious CocoWhip.

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These are the brands that I used for this recipe.

Maple Syrup= 365 Organic Grade A Dark Color

Cacao Powder= Navitas Naturals

Coconut Extract= Flavorganics

Coconut Cream= Native Forest

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Organic Creamy Chocolate Mousse

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado, scooped out of skin
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 3 ½ tbsp dark amber maple syrup
  • 1 5.4 oz can coconut cream
  • Optional Toppings
  • Coconut Whipped Cream ( I used So Delicious CocoWhip)

Instructions

  1. Place coconut cream in a stand mixer with the whip attachment. Whip the coconut cream on high for about 5 minutes until slightly thick. Place avocado, cacao powder, coconut extract, and maple syrup in a food processer and mix until combined about 2 minutes. Make sure to scrape the sides after a few seconds. Once both are mixed, add the chocolate to the whipped coconut cream and fold in. Place in closed container and refrigerator for 1-2 hours until cold.
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I hope you all enjoy this delicious, easy, organic creamy chocolate mousse.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Love,

your organic Valentine,

Sara, “S.O.Eats”