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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. Kathy

    February 13th, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I live in a rural area, so access to and selection of organic foods at the grocery store is limited and expensive, especially out of season. Why should it be so expensive to eat healthy?
    We have a small vegetable garden in the summer and grow apples and blueberries too. I also try to buy local produce (most of which ISN’T organic, sadly).
    It also drives me crazy to get some recipes that call for ingredients that I never have even seen in our stores….

  2. victoria godsoe

    February 13th, 2015 at 7:46 am

    my #1 struggle is being consistent in working out (i need to lose 15 more lbs) and ALSO i work a 2nd shift job and eating after work is my worst enemy!!!

  3. sandie clifford

    February 13th, 2015 at 7:56 am

    my main problem is knowing what goes with what , I have made lots of smoothies but some of them end up down the sink as they are so horrible………. !!

  4. Stephanie

    February 13th, 2015 at 7:59 am

    My number one struggle with eating healthy is being able to afford healthy foods. It seems the good healthy food for you costs more,in the grocery stores, so it’s easier to go for non healthy choices because our it’s cheaper. Should be the other way around.

  5. Michelle

    February 13th, 2015 at 8:00 am

    The #1 struggle I have with healthy eating is CONSISTENCY! I love healthy foods! I have no issue eating healthy foods…BUT I also am addicted to sugar and other crap…which always ends up in my mouth at some point and then I spiral….
    Thank you for your newsletters…its a nice reminder in my email inbox that I need to stay on track. 🙂

  6. MicheleS

    February 13th, 2015 at 8:03 am

    My biggest struggle is getting my husband on board. He thinks clean eating is a fad. He also loves pasta and cheese, so he doesn’t want to give them up.

  7. Carlyn

    February 13th, 2015 at 8:09 am

    The biggest struggle I have with healthy eating is the influence and pressure of others on my eating habits, especially in college!

  8. Cori

    February 13th, 2015 at 8:25 am

    My biggest struggle is at DINNER! I eat very healthy throughout the day: eggs and veggies for breakfast, a large green smoothie for lunch, snacks include almonds or greek yogurt or veggie/cottage cheese. But when I get to dinnertime, I become a ravenous cavewoman: I’ll go back for seconds, I’ll sneak a piece of bread (or 3), and I absolutely positively will NOT stop when I’m full. It’s a mental game every. single. night. BUT I’ve made up a goal for the next three weeks to make smart decisions at dinner and document how I feel at the end of night. My hope is that actually SEEING my feelings on paper will remind me how important healthy eating truly is.

  9. Lauren

    February 13th, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Cory! This is me too. If you find tips please let me know. Its am now so I didn’t even think of this obstacle lol.

  10. Deborah Austin

    February 13th, 2015 at 8:35 am

    My biggest challenge is the Smoothies in the winter…lol…it’s COLD.. 😉

  11. Caroll

    February 13th, 2015 at 8:37 am

    The food I eat would be healthier if it wasn’t covered in pesticides, preservatives, and/or GMO. That’s why I try not to buy processed food.

  12. Auxiliadora Castillo

    February 13th, 2015 at 8:41 am

    The worst period of meals is dinner because I feel hungry every 2½ or 3 hours. I eat small amount of food or snacks. However, when I have to work until midnight or 2:00 a.m., my stomach suffers. I need guidance with smoothies and any kind of healthy food due that I am elder. Thank you very much for your kind help with the newletter. The Lord Bless you.

  13. Keah

    February 13th, 2015 at 8:54 am

    My #1 struggle is the cost!! It is so much cheaper to by convenience foods than to buy everything need to cook from scratch. Also, the time it takes to do it.

  14. Mary

    February 13th, 2015 at 9:04 am

    My biggest struggle is probably planning ahead. It’s so much easier if you plan ahead and have ingredients on hand but oh the struggle to stay on top of it.

  15. Jenny

    February 13th, 2015 at 9:17 am

    My number one struggle is lunch. I have three kids in school and one more in pre-k. We always pack their lunches, but they are so picky, especially the younger ones. And sports team snacks – bleh. I want to scream every time my kids get Oreos and Doritos for playing a game.

  16. Sylvia

    February 13th, 2015 at 9:20 am

    My biggest struggle is eating when I’m bored. I work in the food industry and I’m always surrounded by food! and CHOCOLATE! 🙁

  17. Rachael

    February 13th, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Cost. I live on an island, which makes the cost of living really high (and limits the availability of good food.)

  18. Tammi Ukena

    February 13th, 2015 at 9:36 am

    The #1 struggle I have with healthy eating is trying to figure out just what food is healthy to eat. At times I think I know and then I find out I am wrong. There are different views. Like is coconut oil good or not? Does it raise your cholesterol? Where do I find the truth? I have come to the conclusion of just eat a variety of everything. Except meat. I haven’t ate meat for over a year and blood pressure better, no heartburn and inflammation cut in half. No processed food and cut back on sugar I believe is good but I am addicted to sugar. I look forward to reading your book.

  19. Suzanne

    February 13th, 2015 at 9:37 am

    My biggest struggle is time. I work long hours and if I don’t plan ahead, I eat the wrong things. I love to eat healthy and feel so good when I do, but finding the time to prep and make my healthy food is a challenge!

  20. Marianne

    February 13th, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Mine would be lack of energy from the fatigue I have.

  21. Gayle Baker

    February 13th, 2015 at 9:41 am

    My biggest struggle is I have such a sweet tooth, and I live in a family with a hubby and 2 kids and exchange student, so its hard not to have anything sweet in the house. I try to make healthier sweets, but still grab sweets when I shouldn’t and more than I should have at a time.

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