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easy, quick whole-food snacks/soups, and free wellness programs . . . part 2 of 4

I was telling you about how excited I have been to discover Whole Food Farmacy’s large line of ready-to-eat whole plant foods:   www.greensmoothiegirl.wholefoodfarmacy.com   Check it out–lots of different plain, sweet, or savory “fast” snacks that are sustaining, nutritionally dense, and easy to grab out of the cupboard.   Every one of my kids […]

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Does God want us to eat plant food? . . . part 4 of 4

The late LDS (Mormon) prophet Gordon B. Hinckley was kinder than I was in my statement yesterday that LDS people are mostly “grossly negligent” in their observance of Word of Wisdom scripture.   He said this: “I regret that we as a people do not live [the Word of Wisdom] more fully.”   The late […]

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Does God want us to eat plant food? . . . part 3 of 4

The LDS (Mormon) scripture known as the “Word of Wisdom” was delivered to Joseph Smith in 1833, at a time when virtually all men were smokers and drinkers, and no one knew those were bad habits.   The scripture says it is for the “weak and the weakest of all saints,” and it requires things […]

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Good, Better Best: CHEESE

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: what’s good, better, and best for CHEESE? Answer: Some people think soy cheese is a good alternative. I think it’s highly processed and not worth the expense. Also, it tastes yucky.   Good: cheese made from organic, no-hormones or -antibiotics-added milk Better: raw, organic cheese, no salt added or sea salt added Best: […]

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what should I put on my cereal?

***Note: I apologize to all those who have sent me unanswered email questions.   I am trying to get to them all.   FYI, I  prioritize what is blogged over what is emailed.       Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: What should I put on my cereal? Most people put fractionated (skim, 1%, or 2%) antibiotic- and […]

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Eating right on vacation . . . part II

How do you spend your vacation dollars? This is my breakdown of vacation expenses for my family of six (not including boring stuff like gas):   Attractions: $729 Disneyland two days, $329 Universal Studios, $570 Wicked = $1,200 Bang for the buck:Lots of fun, family bonding time, and memories–PRICELESS Souvenirs:$28 Wicked CD, $40 t-shirts = […]

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Good, Better, and Best in Nutrition

I want to talk about good, better, and best in nutrition.   I got an email yesterday from my cousin who said that the idea of soaking/sprouting grains in advance is overwhelming to her.   She probably read my three-part blog on phytates in whole grains. If my cousin’s comment describes you, then don’t worry […]

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peer pressure to eat junk food

Tonight my  14-yr. old  son Kincade was reading a newspaper comic called “A Doctor, A Lawyer, and A  Cop” and started laughing, handed it to me. The kid is saying, “But PLEASE, Mom, you don’t understand how important it is for me to have a pair of new sneakers.”   The mom replies, “Or what?! […]

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Costco Nazi: no sweet potatoes for you!

Today I made my weekly produce pilgrimage to Costco.     I don’t even really like sweet potato, generally, but I LOVE the healthy sweet potato fries that we’ve come up with, gsg.com readers and I, served on a bed of cooked quinoa.   It’s  a 10-minute dinner.      I’d ordered 50 lbs. of […]

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eating healthy while traveling

I’m back from a fun trip down south for a baseball tournament in the sun.   I tried a tip from a woman who attended my nutrition class the night before I left–to use coconut oil instead of sunscreen.   She says it works.   (It seems rather counterintuitive–isn’t coconut oil in tanning lotions used […]

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