Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Veronica Bosgraaf on FitSugar TV: How to Make Pure Bars at Home

Pure Bar offers a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth by sharing one of their easy to make gluten-free bars that are family friendly. Save some money by using Pure Bar’s FitSugar TV recipe on how to make gluten free vegan bars. Invite some friends and family over and indulge in some easy to make homemade healthy snack bars.

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Veronica Bosgraaf Featured on FitSugar TV

Lemon Lavender Popsicle Recipe

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Pure Bar Founder Veronica Bosgraaf on QVC

Click below to watch the Food Fest Segment

Veronica Bosgraaf alongside her Pure Bars, were featured on QVC on July 2nd, 2012. For a price of $39.96, consumers could purchase a 16-pack Pure Bar Variety pack, including flavors of Cherry Cashew, Apple Cinnamon, Wild Blueberry, and Chocolate Brownie. Pure Bars, a gluten-free, organic and wholesome snack bar were presented as a portable, kid-friendly and delicious bar available to those needing a nutritious and tasty snack option.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

What does Living Pure mean to you?

I always say that I am NOT into deprivation.

The beauty of living Pure is that you truly find the things that bring pure joy and you relish in them. From playing with your children to enjoying savory high quality food your body craves to meaningful time in nature, beautiful visions of water, flowers, fruits, vegetables, walking your dog, kayaking in a lake.

A Pure and quality existence has nothing at all to do with deprivation, gone with the boiled chicken, blanched broccoli and oppressive exercise, living Pure is simply living life to the fullest, the way we were intended to live.

I love talking with Ashley. She is wise and a wealth of knowledge on nutrition and living a vibrant life. In this clip we talk about living Pure.

What does living Pure mean to you?

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Chanelle Sladics and Friends Build a Greenhouse Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles in Argentina

My Little Footprint, Keep-a-Breast, and Protect our Winters collaborated in supporting our One Life project in Argentina in August 2010 at the South America Snow Sessions. Inspired to support the community of Bariloche, and the earth that gives us so much, we, One Life, and friends, built a greenhouse out of recycled plastic bottles, and bamboo from the local forest. We collected bottles for 2 days, cut lots of bamboo, rode epic powder, shared yoga, and threw a concert to celebrate our eco adventures.

FACTS:
1. our greenhouse will yield 10% faster crop growth,
2. those plastic bottles will not be burnt into atmosphere, and
3. we are helping with the local produce issues…we hope to inspire you to recycle, reuse, and reduce your footprint on the earth we all share!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Mom Energy

Is that an oxymoron?  Sometimes it sure feels like it.  As moms we charge ourselves with taking care of everyone else so often we end up neglecting our own needs and especially our nutritional needs.  Why is it that our nutrition is always last on the list behind even our beauty routine or cleanliness of our house?  Maybe to us food seems more like an indulgence then a necessity.  We have that “Oh I’ll eat if I have time” attitude, and before we know it our inner hunger monster takes over and forces us to shove handfuls of potato chips into our mouths as we’re running out the door.

 

I know I am guilty of not eating and not eating correctly.  So the key is to make eating right easy.  Instead of saying we have to have all these balanced nutritional meals and take the time for them, I think we make healthy food fit into our lifestyle.  If you know your routine then it is simple.  I always have almonds out as a “grab a fistful” snack instead of the potato chips.  I keep bananas on my counter at all times to swipe in a hurry.  I stash Pure Bars in my car for famished mom and kids.  I usually have an apple in my purse or at the office for sure. I am in the habit now of always making too much food for dinner so I can bring leftovers to work for lunch, which actually makes my life easier.

 

Ashley Koff, R.D. who is a wealth of knowledge to me gives some tips in this week’s video on Mom Energy.  She talks about what to eat, how often to eat and new to me, how important healthy digestion is in the whole energy picture.

 I know myself well enough to know that I won’t be able to change the business of my life in the short term, so I try to have good food and easy habits work for me and my hectic life.   It’s the least I can do for the body that carries me through these full and fast days. Enjoy the video!

 

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Ashley Koff, RD speaks about Nutrition Trends

Watch as Ashley Koff, RD discusses nutrition trends with Pure Bar founder Veronica.

Learn more in a recent blog post by Veronica: Natural vs. Organic

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Chanelle Sladics talks about the importance of organic

Chanelle is a talented pro snowboarder (and a guest blogger at Pure Bar!) but also in to organic farming and natural food straight from the farm.

Listen about her take on the importance of organic food and farmers markets. The big lesson is to shop local and try to regularly visit a farmers market in your community!

If you’re on the go, you can always pick up an organic bar from Pure Bar!

Friday, September 10th, 2010

A Pure day with Chanelle Sladics

This week I had the opportunity to hang out with my friend Chanelle Sladics. In case you haven’t heard of this extraordinary woman, she is a mind-blowing professional snowboarder, skater and surfer.She is an accomplished athlete most certainly, and Chanelle lives the Pure lifestyle by growing her own organic produce, eating unprocessed foods, composting and loving life in the great outdoors.

Chanelle and I align on so many beliefs and it was such a privilege to spend the day in her organic garden, make lunch together and even watch her and Maurius show their stuff on the skate ramp.

Being from Michigan I am so jealous of the Southern California climate. In her yard Chanelle has grapefruit, orange, nectarine, lemon, and avocado trees. What more do you need??

Say goodbye to processed food. We also picked beets from her garden, cucumbers and carrots.We made a luscious salad with the beet greens, shredded beets, shredded cucumber, shredded carrot and some lemon.It was fantastic and made me think once again, why would you eat any other way?

Grapefruit from the backyard tree

Chanelle and I also spoke about our common concern for kids in our school lunch programs. She has a passion for teaching our local schools how to feed our children healthy whole food without breaking the budget. Foods as simple as beans and rice with a fresh local salad are inexpensive, flavorful and healthy. It is so important to instill those positive habits early in our children.Imperative to America’s future when one thinks of growing the next generation of leaders and our over-burdened health care system.

Chanelle is an amazing role model to our kids and actually to grownups too! She is living her dream, pursuing her passion, respecting and maintaining her body through exercise, and eating organic, whole, real food. She is doing her part to care for the earth by composting and consuming from her garden.Chanelle inspires me to be a better person.

Check out more about her awesome convictions and lifestyle at ChanelleSladics.com