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Can "eating healthy" and "budget" coexist in the same sentence? Yes!
While there is no denying that some healthy foods can be pricey, it's possible to eat well (and save!) on a budget with a little leg work, smart shopping and planning.
A little more than a year ago I did a poverty awareness challenge where I had to eat for a week on $15 - in New York City.
Sure I wasn't going to win any gourmet awards ...
Since posting about my journey to a plant based diet, I’ve receiving a few questions about what a plant based diet is so I thought it deserved its own post!
In short, a plant-based diet is a diet that centers around plants: vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes, whole grains and seeds and nuts.
Why plants? Plants are good sources of protein, carbohydrates, naturally occurring fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, water... and they're good for you! Plant foods also don ...
When I blogged about my journey to a plant-based diet, I said I'd follow up with a post about cravings and addictions. Well, here it is!
Just a kind reminder though -- I'm not a doctor and this isn't medical advice. I'm simply sharing my experiences and repeating information I've read in books (which I link to at the end). Talk to your doctor.
Breaking Addictions: Many would-be plant-based eaters ...
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. Tak to your doctor before making any changes to your diet or regimen.
In case you didn't know, I am an ecoli survivor*
It's been over a month and I'm still in... shall we say, recovery. I've noticed that since having this "experience" my body has decided there are certain foods that I ate before that I can't stomach at all now. Nuts ...
It's that time of year -- parties and potlucks a plenty!
So what can you take to a pot luck that will please herbivores and carnivores alike?
Chili Sans Carne (p. 81)
Cincinnati "Skyline" Chili (p. 83)
Mexican Dip (p. 230)
Meatless Balls (p. 165) or Veggie, Bean & Quinoa Meatballs (p. 153) they keep beautifully in the crockpot and can be served in buns on stand-by!
Corn Pudding (p. 173)
Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo (p. 196)
Baked Beans (p. 199 ...