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Save Money on Healthy Food

Save Money on Healthy Food

What’s On The Menu?

This week was a fun challenge for me, grocery budget-wise. I was almost out of some important ingredients for my smoothies (beet powder, hemp hearts) and some other groceries, but I wanted to stick to my $100/week grocery budget. So I got creative. The only way I was going to be able to afford to buy the amount of food we needed for the week and stay within budget was to cash in the $50 in referral credits I had through Imperfect Foods (check out my review of Imperfect Foods). I absolutely  ...

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Healthy food tips

Superfoods to Add to Your Smoothies

We start almost every morning with a smoothie. Smoothies are the easiest way to provide your body with the best and healthiest fast food and flood your system with nutrients. I start every smoothie with the same base of fresh fruits and vegetables, because the most powerful nutrition is found in the delicate enzymes of raw produce. I then add in seasonal produce and a variety of mix-ins for an extra boost of nutrients and plant-powered support for our day.  What Liquid Can I Use in my  ...

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Save Money on Healthy Food

Our Vegan Meal Plan for the Week

Do you follow me on Facebook? For the past month or so, we have transitioned to getting most of our food from the local farmer’s market, and I have been posting pictures each week of what we buy – what catches everyone’s attention is how inexpensive it is! Our weekly grocery budget is now $100/week, and I allot approximately $40-60 on fresh produce from the farmer’s market. Our diet is primarily whole food, plant based, and I love the variety we can find of seasonal  ...

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healthy recipes

Easy Vegan Waffles

Saturday mornings are for baked goods. It doesn’t matter much if it’s pancakes, banana bread, muffins, coffeecake, donuts….on Saturday mornings I always want the comfort of baked goods to enjoy with my cup of teechino herbal “coffee” (since I can’t tolerate coffee) to celebrate the weekend.  Today, it was waffles (per request of my 5-year-old). Waffles take awhile to make here because I was super awesome when I picked out my waffle maker and got one that  ...

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