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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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tips for eating right inexpensively

Q:   Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, I can’t afford to eat the way you suggest. Any ideas? A:   Most people base their purchasing decisions on taste, convenience, price, appearance, and shelf life. Of course, what tastes good is dictated by our addictions, and you know if you read my blog that sugar is the most addictive […]

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In Defense of Food

Journalist Michael Pollan researched nutrition for two years to write his new book, In Defense of Food. If you don’t have time to read it, he sums it all up in seven words (I *love* this): “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” He suggests you shop the periphery of grocery stores (fruits, vegetables, and […]

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Some schools do care about nutrition

My friend Lisa just moved out of state and wrote me an email about her kids’ new school that included this:  “We’re strongly encouraged to send snacks for our kids, but it must be raw fruit or vegetables, no dips; all bread products are whole wheat, and in the lunchroom, there’s always a fresh fruit […]

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Q&A

Questions I have been asked: 1. What constitutes RAW—does that mean that everything is not cooked? Uncooked plant food (vegs, fruit, seeds, nuts, grains) have excellent vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.  The minute you cook it, you alter it molecularly, destroy all the enzymes and some of the vitamins and minerals.  The only way to eat […]

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Whole food green drink

I just pushed a 475-bottle order of a whole food green drink group buy up  my long driveway and tried my first glass—a local group buy I’m doing.   It tastes great!   I’m so excited about using this and putting it in my food storage, because the ingredient list is unbelievable! Not only does […]

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