Sunday, May 6, 2012

Guest Post: Jetta Vegas from The Radical Uprise

Jetta Vegas from The Radical Uprise was kind enough to offer a 'Seven ways to kick this week's ass'. She even made it food themed! I especially love the 'eat with your hands' one. If you have ever watched a baby eat it just looks like so much tactile fun.

Seven ways to kick this week's ass!

Pay for it now or pay for it later. This is a line that’s stuck with me for years, overheard by a woman at the market. Her friend was commenting on how much her grocery bill was, bringing up her choice of organic produce and healthy snacks. “Well, you pay for it now or pay for it later. You either invest in foods that promote health or end up paying doctor bills.” Eat smart.
Invest in a juicer. Though some can be pricey, stashing away $25 a week can buy you a nice juicer next month. Juicing promotes health and wellness, it’s fun, delicious and easy!
Host a cookie decorating party. Call up your closest friends or, if you’re feeling really crafty, create handmade cookie shaped invitations and send them out to your pals. Tell people to bring an array of cookie making ingredients, decorating icings and candies. Bump some 90’s music and cherish the simple pleasure of good company and baked goods. Announce a “judgement free zone” and don’t feel bad about how much batter you eat.
“Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.” / Elizabeth Berry. Buy local whenever possible, supporting farmers in your community. Weekly trips to the farmer’s market can be a fun experience and bring friends and family together for the sake of good food.
Eat with your hands. It’s raw and intimate and, sometimes very messy. Play with your food. Paint pictures with your peas and make mountains out of mashed potatoes. While we were taught at a very young age not to eat with our hands or play with our food, you’ll soon learn why - because it’s a hell of a lot of fun. (;
Make kale one of your best friends. Kale is one of the most nutritious veggies on the planet. And, lucky for you, it’s delicious, too! Consuming kale on a regular basis may lower cholesterol and create a power forcefield against cancer. This wonderful green helps with digestion, is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and can help with detox. How many of your friends have those qualities? Unless you’re friends with super heroes, I think it’s safe to say “zero.”
Showcase what you eat! I’ve been streaming my food onto the Internet for years. Mainly since I’m vegan, I wanted to show people all of the amazing foods I could eat on a vegan diet, since there’s still a misconception that vegans just eat iceberg lettuce. Join foodie groups on Flickr and get inspired to create some magic in the kitchen, as well as sharing your own concoctions with people across the world!

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