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Recipe: Superfood Camping Trail Mix

Welcome to Gr(AteFull) Eats; our newest recipe, Superfood Trail mix! Hi y’all! I know spring and summer are such beautiful times of the year. We travel more during these seasons which makes it harder to eat clean on the go. Today I am sharing with you a recipe for a superfood trail mix that is easy to make, and easy to travel with! I took this with me camping over the weekend, and I swear it helped keep me alive along with the fresh fruit I packed. My cooler was stocked with a bunch of bananas (literally a bundle, not…

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Why I ran a 16K for the first time in my life…

Hello and Namaste! Welcome to Gr(AteFull) Eats. Today I want to talk about chimps… more specifically Save The Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Florida, and their 16K Chimpathon.  There are many chimpanzees in the world today being treated like they are not sentient beings. Many chimps are living in constant fear in research facilities that test on animals; being forced to perform in entertainment, and being subjected to the harsh environment of the pet trade. Save the Chimps is a non-profit organization that rescues and permanently houses chimpanzees in safe, loving environments where they can thrive. About Save The Chimps…

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Vegan Chia Seed Jam Recipe // 6 Benefits to Eating Chia Seeds

Ch-ch-ch-chhiiiaa! Not talking about Chia Pets here, but Chia seeds… They’re a super food that is really easy to incorporate into daily living and recipes. Want to get more nutrition without making dramatic changes to your diet?  Start eating chia seeds! Chia seeds are a nutrient dense super food. They are low-calorie, and high in omega 3’s, digestible carbs, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and antioxidants. That’s 9 health benefits  from one food… heck, from one type of seed!  In one tablespoon of chia seeds, there are 60 calories, 5 grams of carbs with 4 grams of digestible fiber (15% RDV), 3…

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History of the Toothbrush and Making The Switch to Bamboo Toothbrushes

“The earth does not belong to man. Man belongs to the earth.” – Chief Seattle A few days ago I posted on GrateFull Eats and discussed my new bamboo straws, today I’m talking about bamboo toothbrushes! If you haven’t read my post on straws yet, you should go here: Why I Ditched Plastic Straws for Bamboo Straws This post will discuss how the modern toothbrush came into existence and the basics of a bamboo handle toothbrush. Before I get into the history of toothbrushes, I want to share that in 2003, a survey conducted by MIT showed participants ranking the…

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Why I Ditched Plastic Straws for Bamboo Straws

Ever thought about what happens to disposable plastic straws when they’re no longer useful? I have and what I found was not heart-happy information. I found out most straws end up in the ocean to be broken down and eaten by sea creatures. Finding this information sparked an interest in me to look for more ecological options. I found that the company I’ve been buying bamboo toothbrushes from also sells bamboo straws! What an exciting concept. Natural and biodegradable straws are not new ideas though. History of the Drinking Straw Straws made of rye were utilized in history by beer drinkers to filter out fermented particles.…

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Vegan Chickpea Salad Recipe

Hey y’all! … But seriously, how’s it going? I told myself I didn’t wanna talk about how long it had been since I had blogged but I would like to talk about it… I think it’s good to keep myself accountable for my own sake and for you, my fellow readers and supporters of Gr(AteFull) Eats. I have no legitimate excuses. Everyone has a reason why they didn’t make time to do something and y’all ain’t got time to hear mine. It’s been almost a month since I wrote to you and spilled my heart and some yummy beans. Today, I wanna…

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15 ways you can lessen your environmental impact without changing your diet

Greetings and namaste, Today I am sharing my favorite 15 ways you can reduce your impact on the environment without changing your diet, since I already talked about that in a different post. We, as humans, are accountable for our own actions and how we live on this planet. We need to, as a species, live more responsibly. Some of these actions may seem small but if we all do what we can, little by little we WILL make a difference. Plus, my heart has been happier and lighter since I’ve made these changes and I think yours will too.  ‘If you think…

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Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Greetings Gr(AteFull) friends and family, I have a special recipe to share with you today. It’s a favorite of mine at the moment, especially since we’re in the season of squash. Butternut squash macaroni and cheese! First I want to ask, have you heard of or used nutritional yeast before? Well, if you haven’t, you should try it because it’s DA BOMB… and here’s why: Nutritional yeast provides a vegan protein source with all nine essential amino acids- which are building blocks to protein. Most of these amino acids can typically only be received into the body by consuming animal products. As a…

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Thanksgiving is here!

Hello, my GrAteFull Friends and Family! Happy Thanksgiving! Today is one of my favorite holidays, even as a vegan with limited food options in some environments because there’s something so special about family and friends coming together over food. (Yeah, I know that’s not the historical reason we celebrate but BAH HUM BUG, I am here for the good vibes and food!) I don’t have any new recipes I’m ready to share or any words of ‘vegan wisdom’ , but with that being said, I hope everyone gets to enjoy some quality time and quality food with people we love.…

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What is Plant Based, Vegan living?

Namaste, from my compassionate heart to yours, Plant based living can be confusing and difficult. Especially when first starting out with a new lifestyle diet. I say lifestyle diet because many people who choose to eat more plant based, or go vegetarian, or vegan do not choose to go back to eating the way they did before thus becoming a lifestyle diet. I am here to talk about my personal journey and what has worked for me and why I continue on this sometimes difficult but incredibly rewarding journey. Now, while I identify with being Vegan and sharing Vegan views,…

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