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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!

  1. Angel Davidson

    February 13th, 2015 at 12:51 am

    The hours I work are the hardest for me, I have currently started incorporating fruits and veggies but my meals are hard to do since I can’t cook.

  2. Elina

    February 13th, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Staying consistent with my healthy eating when life gets in the way! When I’m really busy and I really need to make an effort to make something healthy and wholesome instead of grabbibg just something!

  3. asia

    February 13th, 2015 at 12:55 am

    My biggest challenge with healthy eating is not having a meal plan for evening dinners, which means i am usually in kitchen trying to figure out what to cook and so end up cooking same thing over and over or something thats not so nutritious. In the past i have tried to put together meal plans but it just doesn’t work for me, i don’t seem to get how to plan ahead of the week.

  4. Amber

    February 13th, 2015 at 1:00 am

    I have to say that living in Spain has really helped me change my eating habits. I have been a vegetarian since I was 16 (now 44) and living in the states it was easy because it was all “done” for you – veggie burgers, tofu hot dogs, etc. Moving to Spain 14 years ago was a challenge because these things don´t exist – so I had to change my lifestyle and really cook if I wanted to stay a vegetarian. I was in Boston in November with my family and rented a room with a kitchen and couldn´t wait to get to Whole Foods and get cooking – after a day of meetings and running around made it to the store and was in shock – an enormous store and nothing to eat that was fast – I couldn´t bring myself to buy the “healthy fast food” – thanks to the 21 day cleanse and doing the green smoothies since May last year my body and conscious took the high road and I cooked like I would have done at home and stayed away from the easier processed food route. There is something to be said about toxins, “natural” flavors and really eating well!!!

  5. Lydia Arshad

    February 13th, 2015 at 1:08 am

    My biggest challenge is feeling deserved to binge on unhealthy food such as potato chips and chocolates, i’ve been sick with spinal injury for months and started my healthy eating and green juices recipes from you. I have lotsa weights probably due to the sickness and the healthy eating, i’ve been depressed most of the time and i sometimes feel the crave to eat those chips or chocolates or cakes! Just to think that i’d feel better! :s

  6. Lydia Arshad

    February 13th, 2015 at 1:11 am

    My biggest challenge is feeling deserved to binge on unhealthy food such as potato chips and chocolates, i’ve been sick with spinal injury for months and started my healthy eating and green juices recipes from you. I have lotsa weights probably due to the sickness and the healthy eating, i’ve been depressed most of the time and i sometimes feel the crave to eat those chips or chocolates or cakes! Just to think that i’d feel better! :s and yes, the organic selection here in malaysia is so limited and expensive, i can’t even get kale that easy!

  7. Amalia

    February 13th, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Even with all the good intentions and motivation, and really wanting to do all the right things, it can be tricky even just to know what is good for you. I find it difficult to know what information is truly reliable. With so many “experts” talking over one another, how do you navigate through this minefield? Will eggs give you high cholesterol? Will you be happy eating nothing but raw food everyday? Is there a way to not go to the supermarket and spend an eternity comparing the labels of seven types of oatmeal? Is detoxing even a real thing? Food is such an integral part of each of our lives and yet so many of us are completely at sea.

  8. Harbinder

    February 13th, 2015 at 1:28 am

    It’s very simply in my case…I am Lazy and greedy. When I get hungry I just want to eat…quickly!!!
    But having reached 40 and concerned with health issue I am actually for the first time starting to think about what I am eating and the health benefits. I have made some positive changes and have started tracking my food diary everyday on MFP. Even though I still have along way to go I am so glad I have started to make positive changes in my life.

  9. Leigh Ann Doolin

    February 13th, 2015 at 1:49 am

    My biggest problem with healthy eating is the price of healthy foods. It is much cheaper to eat a unhealthy diet and that is just sad. I also have an issue with convenience especially on busy days.

  10. Pooja Gavri

    February 13th, 2015 at 1:55 am

    My biggest challenges are time and motivation. As a Sahm with a toddler and a newborn, i spend the day looking after them, keeping them occupied and in the free time doing chores around the house. When i see that pile of laundry, i think, it would be better to spend my 5 mins putting it in the washing machine rather than make something healthy to eat and just nibble on some ready made snacks. The green smoothie has helped in certain ways as i can make a batch in the morning and keep on sipping it all day long. Also cost is an issue, an organic mango costs 5 eurs?!!!

  11. Christina Shires

    February 13th, 2015 at 2:08 am

    I struggle with finding the time to prep with two little ones running around and also the cost since my family is on a very tight budget.

  12. Michelle Gambler

    February 13th, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Biggest challenge is that I’m on the road all day for work. When you don’t have a fridge or a microwave with you for the day, planning becomes essential, and sometimes I just run out of time.

  13. Cheryl Urminski

    February 13th, 2015 at 2:14 am

    Consistency! I feel like I’m constantly turning over a new leaf but not in a good way. I struggle with keeping up with the new behaviors I want to make habits, every day. Hmm, now that I think of it, maybe I should have said “perfectionism”. Another lifelong challenge of mine – to focus on the many good things I did accomplish, not the “slip ups” sprinkled throughout.

    You girls are awesome, thanks for what you do!

  14. Carla S

    February 13th, 2015 at 2:20 am

    I struggle with the cost and the amount of time it takes to prepare healthy food.

  15. Kristin

    February 13th, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Time. When we can invest time to prepare and cook our meals, we always eat cleaner foods. Working 10 hour days and living an hour from our job, makes all-scratch cooking more of a challenge.

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