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The Food Babe Way Book Giveaway! {CLOSED}

Can I tell you something?
I still take notes with pen and paper, and doodle all over them. I keep track of events and to-do’s in a physical planner. I subscribe to 8 wonderful print magazines and look forward to reading every single page, beginning with the last page first. And I love ending my night getting all cozied up with a good book in my hands.
The past week, I’ve been cozying up with The Food Babe Way. This is a book after my own heart (I am passionate about knowing what’s in our food).

Fun fact: Vani’s a green smoothie rawkstar, just like us. But that’s not all— this amazing woman is transforming the food industry from the inside out— Subway, Kellogs, Starbucks, Chick Fil A, and many more have invested in better ingredients in their foods thanks to Vani). We all get to benefit from her food activist work.


Enter to WIN the Food Babe Way BOOK

We’re giving away one author-signed copy of The Food Babe Way to one lucky rawkstar! Enter by answering this question in the comments section below:

“What’s the #1 struggle you have with healthy eating?”

Winner will be announced in our newsletter on February 19.
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I struggled to put down The Food Babe Way and go to sleep at night. I wanted to keep absorbing Vani’s wisdom! She shares her journey of becoming The Food Babe, and ways we can make healthier choices in any circumstance. Some are super simple (like buying more organic foods), and others are more complicated (like thinking about how to purify the water you use when showering).

No matter what Vani shares— all the suggestions will help us live a longer and healthier life. There’s a lot of goodness to think about in this book! You can learn more about Vani and The Food Babe Way in the video below. And make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win this book!


The Food Babe Way is on sale now! You can be purchase it through Amazon and also in major book stores. We are proud affiliates, so if you decide to purchase through our link, we get a small commission. We only spread the word about people and products we truly believe in. So just know, Vani’s book has our Rawkstar Seal of Approval.

PS: Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

What’s the #1 struggle you have with healthy eating? Comment below!

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  1. Valentina

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Going out for dinner! I love to share this moment with my friends and I know most of the times I eat unhealthy, but still I’m happy because I have fun! It doesn’t matter if you eat unhealthy” occasionally if you feel good. 🙂

  2. Holly P.

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:17 am

    The #1 struggle I have with healthy eating is that I get bored with the lack of variety. I tend to eat the same things over and over because of ease and simplicity…and lack of creative ideas that don’t use a ton of ingredients or a ton of time to prep.

  3. Suzi Q

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:17 am

    #1 struggle is having food in the house that my kids love to eat (snacks, sugar…etc.)

  4. Kati O.

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:18 am

    My #1 struggle with healthy eating is when I’m out of my routine (out to dinner, out of town, etc.), along with failure to plan ahead (due to time and/or resources) and I don’t have much control of the food that is available to me.

  5. Timeisha

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:18 am

    My #1 struggle is the time!

  6. Heather

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:18 am

    My number one struggle is a rushed lifestyle. There are very few “grab and go” healthy options. With 3 kids and a full time job I find myself eating way more “convenience” food that is healthy.

  7. Amy

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:19 am

    My #1 struggle is cookies/cakes at the office. We have several functions a week where they are served and I have to help clean them up. It’s so very easy to eat all the “broken cookie” leftovers.

  8. Emily

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I guess I have 2 #1 struggles, convenience and kids. We have three beautiful children and are extremely busy all the time, we try really hard to have home cooked dinners, but they are more effort and time consuming, so we fall to quick processed options sometimes. Also, my kids are picky and its discouraging when my husband and I spend that extra time in the kitchen only to have them refusing to eat the awesome meal that we love!

  9. Molly

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:19 am

    My biggest two struggles are evening snacking, it seems like as soon as I finish eating supper, I just want to continue eating. The other struggle is,(I am lazy) and just don’t seem to get motivated enough to do what I know I should do.

  10. Holly B

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:19 am

    My # 1 struggle is time. It takes a lot of time to find good recipes that both me and my husband will like and I also feel like it takes more time to prepare. Even though I know I feel better and have more energy when I do take the time to eat healthier. 🙂

  11. Patricia

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:19 am

    My No1 struggle would be, trying to stay on target when I need to have a few extra treats in the kitchen for the kids, lunches etc. If I don’t buy any extras NP, but when I know they are there I like a little taste. It’s a balance but the shakes are great that they totally fill you up till the next meal.

  12. Stella

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:21 am

    My biggest struggle right now is being over 50! I walk three miles every day, drink green smoothies and eat smaller portions than I used to. I know, I know, time to lift weights and do cardio, right? Yes, those are my new goals! Oh, and weaning myself from caffeine. Even one cup a day, I am told, is too much. However, I know it will be worth it.

  13. Anne

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:22 am

    The number 1 struggle with eating healthy is finding time to prep healthy meals for the day ahead in the morning.

  14. Wendy Lawson

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:22 am

    My number one struggle is time. So often it is easier to grab a quick breakfast than to get all the ingredients out and mix a smoothie. Working hard to get up earlier to make this happen.

  15. Harriet

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:23 am

    My #1 struggle is avoiding sugar. I have a sweet tooth and know I need to limit sweets, but it’s not easy.

  16. melanie

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:23 am

    getting my husband to get on board with eating healthy too!

  17. Beverly

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:24 am

    #1 struggle for me is that I love obsession with Coca-Cola. I can drink a 2 liter a day. rrghhh!…and top it off with a bag of chips. I have tried to cut back, the yoyo effect is a constant in my life. I just can’t seem to break the cycle. I try to incorporate the green smoothies in to my lifestyle but the ease of just grabbing a bag of chips and coke overpowers the time it takes to prepare the for the healthy eating habits.!

  18. Johanna

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:24 am

    My #1 struggle is the non-diversity of food-products, in the country I live in. I’m a big fan of trying out new recipes, standing hours in the kitchen ( if I have the time ) and eating healthy, but so often, when I want to try something new, I have to realize: Norway has simply not the variety of foods, as I sometimes would wish for! And if it has, then it’s too expensive.

  19. Rachel

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Right now, in this moment in life, I’m a breastfeeding mom. My struggle now is the amount of food I eat. I have become stuck in the “feeling” of always being hungry because I’m nursing, thus I eat more than I actually need. I struggling now to make each thing I eat something healthy; to eat what I need and only that. I’m focusing on just one decision at a time.

  20. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:25 am

    My biggest struggle with healthy eating is quantity. I eat really healthy but I’m healthy all the time. So I nibble a lot. I don’t like defined meals but I need them.

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