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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. Yasmin

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    My biggest struggle to healthy eating is grocery shopping! I either buy too much veggies that they go bad before I can make use of them or I buy too little that I don’t have enough healthy raw food on hand available. I guess I need to have a good meal plan before I do all the shopping.

  2. Dameka

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Determining exactly what items are healthy is my biggest challenge. Other than fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and some grains…there seems to be a gray area based on the source.

  3. Michele McDonald

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Biggest struggle – buying everything on the provided shopping list and sticking with the suggested recipes. The further into the week I get, the more I tend to change my mind about what I want to eat. I end up making up my own dishes from the ingredients I have bough, so the food does not go to wast, it is just “re-imaged”.

  4. Liz

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    My number one struggle with healthy eating is knowing WHAT to make and then grocery shopping. Its sometimes hard for me because I love food!! so its difficult sometimes to find food that tastes amazing and is also healthy for you. I sometimes turn to pinterest but then some of the recipes just take too long! I work two jobs, 70 hours a week so I need something thats healthy and fast…. And THAT can be a challenge!

  5. Jennifer Rodd

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    My biggest struggle right now is sweets. This week has been hard because my apartment building has had activities and meeting where the offered snack waas cookies and soda. I ended up with a lot of sweets in my house so my week of eating healthy has completely gone down the drain. I have still been doing my smoothies.

  6. Cece

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    My number one struggle is finding quick and easy recipes that also don’t cost the earth. I have an autoimmune disease and it responds very well to healthy eating but when I have flare ups or crashes I need to be able to put my hands on something that will nurture my body

  7. Emma

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Sugar! I am seriously addicted to sugar and I binge on sweets when I am stressed or bored

  8. Tina Roncio

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    My #1 struggle with healthy eating is finding new flavors and combinations which satisfies my cravings and moods.
    Especially that I am an emotional eater!!!

  9. Sandra Karl

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    My biggest struggle is getting my household on board. It’s hard to get them to want to eat healthy with me and harder to convince them that we need to change our way of eating now rather than later.

  10. annie z

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    WOW on the give-away, and thanks! My biggest struggle with healthy heating is the proverbial challenge of what to fix … historically, I don’t have an appetite and eating is usually a social event (even if it’s just my husband & me). San being hungry, I nosh on fresh fruit and my biggest downfall, nuts … any variety works.

  11. Linda Campbell

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    The hardest thing I find about healthy eating is planning yummy recipes. In my household I am the only one who tries to eat healthy food. I like the look of a lot of stuff but usually don’t bother because its just me.

  12. Lori E.

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    My biggest challenge is getting my family to eat health, I give into my cravings when they eat junk food in front of me.

  13. Dorothy Wisniewski

    February 12th, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    The hardest part of eating healthy for me is planning healthy recipes that’s in my budget range. Cost so much eating healthy! And prepping time with recipes getting everything ready before a busy day. Like cleaning and cutting fruits and veggies. Temptations everywhere example fast food place Mc. Donald. Less processed foods soon to be no more process foods! More whole foods! But it’s good thing! Hope you guys understand what I wrote!

  14. Denise Miller

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    I love anything sweet, especially cakes, cupcakes!!!!

  15. Victoria

    February 12th, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    The #1 struggle I have with healthy eating is getting my family on board. It becomes overwhelming to try to serve a healthy dinner that satisfies everyone.

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