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Vegan on the Go: Simple, Delicious Vegan meals for Taking to School, Work, Picnics or Travelling

There's something about the summer that always makes me think of potlucks and picnics on the beach or by the lake. We don't have an ocean near where we live but we love taking the dogs to a beautiful reservoir nearby, where they get to swim, roll around in the sand, and we all get that change of scenery we need sometimes. As you know by now, my favorite thing to do is spending time in nature with Carlos and the dogs, and this little reservoir is one of my favorite places ever. It's surrounded by the most beautiful rocks and mountains that look almost Pre-Historic, but then you look out into the sand and water and you see families eating together, or people paddle boarding or sailing in the water, and of course, no one is having more fun than the dogs (by dogs I of course mean me).

When we go there, we always know that there will be a delicious picnic in the itinerary, including doggie treats of course, and there's something so exciting about eating a picnic near the water that I think although neither of us wants to admit it, we secretly want to dig in and start eating it the minute we arrive, even though we've just had breakfast. For this reason, our picnic usually includes several stages, the first one usually involving watermelon or cherries to help cool us off in the summer, some chips and guacamole for a bit later, delicious sandwiches for the main event and sometimes that includes a a container filled with my potato salad on the side. Then of course, something sweet for dessert which can either be more fruit, cookies or energy balls (chocolate melts so sadly that one's a no-no). As you can probably tell, picnics are one of my favorite things to do, and in today's post and episode I'm going to explain where that tradition got started, and I'm giving you tons of simple delicious vegan meals you can take on picnics or to the beach, but that are equally as portable, practical and yummy to take to work, school or when you're traveling or going on a road trip.

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What I Eat in a Day, Weekday Edition!

Time for another little vlog! Yes I get to show you what I eat in a day, and yes, of course the dogs make their regular appearance! I recently showed you what I eat in a typical Saturday here, but a lot of you have asked me how I get organized with my meals during the week, when we're busier, our schedules are tighter and we don't have a lot of time for cooking.

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3 New Delicious Vegan Snack Ideas

You know me and snacks. I love 'em. They've had times when they've been put on a pedestal, then deemed unhealthy and unnecessary and now they're back to being the cool kids again. That's not why I love them though. I love them because when it comes to having a balanced relationship with food, it's so important to listen to your body, not only when it's satisfied and it's time to put down the fork, but especially when it's telling you it's hungry and it's time to re-fuel. Sometimes this happens between meals and that's totally ok because snacks are amazing!

Snacks are a quick and easy meal that can help you feel satisfied, and it will prevent reaching your next meal like the shark from Jaws. All good stuff.

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One of the Best Fruits to Quickly Sweeten Up a Green Smoothie (and it ain't Banana!)

You know me and my green smoothies. I have a sweet, loving, daily relationship with them. The kind that makes you run to the store when you see the spinach is low, or the kale is gone. Don't even get me started on someone eating the last banana. 

I am however very strict on what a delicious smoothie should be like. Green smoothies that taste like recently mowed lawn... well that shizzle just ain't gonna fly! I like mine sweet, probably because we're all secretly fooling ourselves when we ignore the fact that smoothies are basically adult milkshakes. Right?! 

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