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9 Ways to Save Money on Organic Food

Ten years ago, I had no idea what “organic” meant. I was an Extreme Coupon Queen. I could proudly rattle off the best ways to save tons of money on name brand beauty products, snacks, and a vast array of processed foods. All that came crashing down when I developed persistent eczema, and I set out on a mission to overhaul my entire lifestyle (and thus, CrunchyHippieLife was born!). But as it turns out, you can take the girl out of the coupons, but you can’t take the frugal  ...

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Easy Vegan No-Lettuce Meal Prep Recipes for your Portable Salad Containers

Last summer, I was about to check out at Walmart when I spotted some portable salad containers on clearance. I was so excited, I accidentally bought 11. These salad containers ended up being the best addition to my meal prep arsenal because they are a big enough size for a decent meal.¬† Have you ever gotten leftover containers that are clearly only meant for a small amount of actual leftovers? These salad containers are not those kind. They include a fork, and have a small container that  ...

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Healthy food tips

The Super Duper Cheap Way to Make Juice without a Juicer

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I definitely indulged in a few sweets this holiday season. Our family is especially busy, since our oldest son’s birthday is December 19, and our wedding anniversary is December 21. Lots of reasons to party, lots of opportunities to eat sugar. And now I have lots of reasons to rest my poor immune system and do a gentle cleanse and reset. I’m not a fan of those fad juice cleanses where all I drink is cranberry juice for several  ...

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Best Chocolate Vegan Protein Powders

I get a lot of questions about my vegan protein powders. There are SO MANY options available, and many regular store-bought brands are filled with an array of extra chemicals, fillers, and compounds your body doesn’t need and doesn’t recognize. I’m picky about my protein powders, so I’ve been testing and sampling and researching for you. Since my go-to flavor is chocolate, this will be a review of all the best chocolate vegan protein powders on the market. I will go  ...

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