When Ruby Roth decided to try the vegan lifestyle a few years ago, it was for health reasons, not activism. But as her health improved so did her resolution, especially after research led her to conclude that veganism was more in line with her morals and values.
Later, at an after-school program, her art students were fascinated by her choice to abstain from the snack they were served each day. Roth looked for books that would help explain her decisions to children; when she couldn’t find any that “didn’t have talking animals and vegetables,” she decided to write her own. That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals is currently going into its second printing and is distributed in multiple languages. Vegan is Love, her recently released second book, secured her role as an author and advocate for the vegan life.
We caught up with Roth at Clean Plates-approved Sage bistro to eat well and talk about her voyage into writing, the controversy surrounding her books and veganism. Continue reading
No matter how good we are about healthy meals, it’s the snacks that often suck us back down into the dark world of preservatives and artificial flavors. That 3 o’clock lull hits, or the kids need something after their summer swim and the cheese puffs are right there!
NatureBox takes the effort out of finding healthy alternatives with a carton full of treats delivered right to your door. The company believes snacks are a landscape of eating too often ignored, so sources munchies that are nutritionist-approved, as well as preservative-free and as organic as possible. Without trans-fats, artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup, NatureBox’s snacks ensures a pick-me-up stays that way — no one suffers the sugar crash associated with the junk we munch on when we think it doesn’t matter. Continue reading