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Home-grown vegetables always taste fresher and crisper than vegetables bought from the store. Do you want to grow some of your own vegetables? Is the new farm-to-table movement inspiring you? Start today with simple gardening tips from Naturade! The most difficult part is choosing what to grow!
There are three basic concepts you have to master to be a successful gardener: planning, preparation, and process.
Keep ideal temperature, sunlight exposure, and potential yield in mind when choosing which crops to grow. Map out your garden before planting.
Now that you have a great foundation, start putting it to action! Buy the tools you need, such as gloves, a hose, snips, pruners, a spade, trowel, or hand fork. Before planting, loosen the soil where you plan on putting your first veggies. If you desire, you can also add composted manure or other organic materials to the ground.
It’s finally time to have some fun and start growing! Once you’ve planned and prepared your gardening area, all you have left to do is plant those seeds. Remember to nurture and take care of your plants, checking and watering them regularly.
Below are some tips for choosing, growing, and harvesting your new garden!
The Pre-Golden Globes place to be was at the Colgate Optic White Beauty Bar featuring the VeganSmart Beauty Bar at the Chateau Marmont’s Selma House Friday and Saturday before the big Golden Globes day.
The Beauty Bar was packed with stars and media outlets having VeganSmart Shakes, getting manicures, massages, hair and makeup and getting the true VIP treatment.
The most important tool you possess during your transition to a vegan lifestyle is the power of your mind. This is something that can help or hinder you, so it’s important to maintain a healthy and positive mindset. Something that helps me tremendously, even to this day, is the power I hold in how I look at food. Of course we’ve all been tempted by scrumptious looking non-vegan goodies, but what you tell yourself will determine if you follow through with your choice to be vegan or if it results in guilt from indulging unintentionally. “Can’t.”
This word will set you back every time. Instead, when you are confronted with the urge to eat foods that involve animal cruelty, don’t think of it as you “can’t” have it, but rather as you DON’T WANT it. When you have that strength to say you don’t want something, you are no longer tempted or controlled by that desire to have what you are “not allowed.” I promise once you change your mind, the possibilities are endless.
Some people say that health is about diet much more than exercise. While I completely agree, I also believe that fitness and exercise is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, so I prioritize fitness into my schedule every day. People who are fitter are healthier and live better lives. Inactivity and lack of exercise can lead to loss of muscle, reduced functional ability and a lack of energy.
Pregnant, vegan and adorably funny, activist Kristen Bell took over The Chalkboard Mag for a month to talk about her favorites, to give us an insight into her personal life and tell us about her decisions to become involved with projects and support companies that make ethical choices.
Creamy, slightly tart, perfectly sweet and 100% irresistible, our SuperFan Brittany created the perfect recipe for a VeganSmart Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake. Better than real cheesecake and the perfect healthy blend, this simple dessert can feed a crowd or just you. Taste tested and approved by our foodie friends who weren’t even vegan! We even like this better than traditional cheesecake! Here’s what you’ll need:
Brittany Rowley lives in Costa Mesa, California. Brittany went on an archaeological dig in Ecuador before discovering her love for sustainable living. She then traveled to New Zealand to learn more about sustainable living. This is where she discovered her deep concern about our environment and her next endeavor is to find a way to apply herself in conservation and/or preservation. A fun fact about Brittany is that in her backyard she has mini orchard of fruit and nut bearing trees!
Rachel DeVaughn lives in Virginia with her husband and two boys. In her spare time she loves to blog, read, scrapbook, exercise and spend time with her family.
Rachel hasn’t always lived a healthy, active lifestyle. After having her second baby in the summer of 2010, she reached her highest weight of 250 pounds!
Myth: Protein only comes from meat.
Vegetables aren’t always talked about for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that have a pretty good amount! It’s very easy to get your daily requirement of protein from nuts, beans, grains and green veggies! Here are some plant-based ways to get this essential nutrient: