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Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:16

Veggiecation for Breakfast?! Yes, please!

Guest Post by Certified Veggiecator Educator, Randi Kant

A successful 4-week Veggiecation series at a new school last May paved the way for my return in the fall.  So as summer winded down, I circled back to the incredibly helpful and supportive Before/After-School Care Coordinator to make a plan for the new school year.

Friday, 18 November 2016 13:23

Fall Favorites

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we won’t waste too much time on why we love eating fall veggies…we’ll just tell you how we love to make them! We’re dedicating this blog to our fall favorites and festive ways to bring seasonal dishes to your Thanksgiving tables!

Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:56

Seasonal Activity Page Downloads!

Download the our fall and winter themed coloring pages for your young ones!

Bananas are such a common fruit that it was estimated that each person in the U.S. ate 12.7 kg (~28 pounds) of bananas in 2013 (FAO 2015). You can eat them by themselves, or with cereal, ice cream, peanut butter, fruit salad, banana bread, etc. Most people have been exposed enough to bananas to know which ripeness they prefer (e.g., more green all the way to a spotty yellow).  For example, I prefer bananas that are greener and my husband prefers to eat them once all of the green has converted to yellow. But besides “ripening,” do you know what’s really going on with the banana while it changes color on the outside?

Thursday, 22 September 2016 13:52

The Power of the Checklist

Guest Post by Certified Veggiecator Educator, Randi Kant

Four years into my diligent, yet circuitous pursuit of my envisioned cornucopia career, Veggiecation has taken its place as a cornerstone of my work as a wellness professional and health educator.   A sea of little 2-thumbs way up’s will forever make my heart swell as I know seeds of healthy habits and attitudes are being nurtured and taking root.  

Thursday, 11 August 2016 14:07

Featured Veggiecator: Randi Kant

Randi Kant actually can. She’s a motivated health professional who joined the Veggiecator Nation in February of 2015 and has been incorporating the program into a career centered on empowering people to be healthy. Randi is a Chicago-based Veggiecator that has over 25 years of experience in the field of fitness and wellness. 

Paleo?  Vegan?  Vegetarian?  There are so many recommended ways of eating out there, it can become exhausting.

There are many BRILLIANT people out there who believe meat and dairy is a healthy addition to one’s diet. But there are EQUALLY as many brilliant people out there who believe any type of food that comes from an animal is dangerous for your health. Confusing, right?

Monday, 20 June 2016 13:04

Featured Veggiecator: Alexis Braunfeld

When we started the Veggiecator Educator Training Workshop in 2013, our main goal was to give passionate individuals the power to earn income on their own terms. Our Featured Veggiecator is a self-proclaimed “crazy entrepreneur,” and it’s easy to see why! Alexis Braunfeld of Villanova, PA has an impressive resume that includes being a mom, a Jeweler/Gemologist, a Custom Cake Sugar Artist (Sugar Treasures), a Juice Plus Representative, and finally, a Veggiecator Educator!

Alexis’ passion for food stemmed from her love of cooking. It wasn’t until she started promoting a veggie packed supplement that she really started focusing on the nutrition aspect of food. She soon realized how important the “why” aspect of eating fruits and veggies is. The more she learned about the why’s of nutrition, the more fascinating it was.

‘What to cook’ is a question that is heard in every household at least once every day. We all get tired of eating the many variants of rice and protein recipes and sometimes want a veggie boost once or twice a week. Too often people can only think of salads as vegetarian meals. Therefore, we bring you this exquisite mix of vegetables, beans, and spices which is sure to spruce up your day.

Betty Rabe is an entrepreneur whose Veggiecation journey started with a passion for table etiquette. A long time elementary school teacher, Betty has a knack for working with children and teaching them topics that are sometimes difficult for them to understand. Her already successful etiquette company has been able to offer her community more when she combined it with her natural interest in wellness and nutrition.

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