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1,000 Cheap Plant-Based Meals You Can Make in 15 Minutes

I’m about to tell you exactly how I eat. Simply, inexpensively, and with endless variety. Except for salad dressings, I use few recipes. (And even those, I take liberties with!) The first few years in your journey to a whole-foods, plant-based diet, you follow a lot of recipes. (Longtime raw foodies call this “transitional eating.”) […]

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How to Eat Right On A Budget…….Contest Winners, part 3 of 3

Margareta Jeppesen of Eagle Mountain, Utah, and Hilary Day of Nellysford, Virginia, are our last 2 winners. I think you’ll find their ideas useful. Share them on facebook or pinterest! Tips from Margareta J., a mom of four who says she lives paycheck to paycheck on one income, eating whole foods: Go to the health food store […]

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How to Eat Right On A Budget—Contest Winners, part 2 of 3

Enjoy the ideas of Joanna Keilson  of Cary, North Carolina, on how she feeds her family with limited funds! Tips from Joanna Keilson of Cary, North Carolina: 1. Identify the foods that are healthy, that work for your body, that you actually LIKE. Keep a list, and capitalize on that list. Take 60 seconds on […]

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NEW CONTEST! 3 will win $100! What crazy place did you get a super-healthy meal?

  Take a photo of a place in your hometown of a super-healthy meal you had, in a place you’d never expect to be able to get a good, plant-based, mostly raw, and/or nutrient dense meal!  The 3 best entries win $100 in free stuff from the GSG store (and shipping’s on me, too).   […]

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How to Eat Right On a Budget—Contest Winners, part 1 of 3

Congratulations to our contest winners, submitting their best ideas that help them “Eat Right On a Budget!”  Here are two of the lucky winners who get $50 of free GreenSmoothieGirl stuff, and free shipping. My next blog entry will announce my second contest, where five winners get $50, too! Watch for that next. And after […]

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“I can’t afford to eat right”

I was cycling in the canyon with my friend Kara last week, and she was telling me about being raised by a single mom on a very fixed budget. Kara was one of several children, and she said to me, “My mom was a rock star. She fed us all healthy food, because it was […]

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Why we developed the Menu Planner

I spent all of 2008 developing 12 Steps to Whole Foods, in response to many readers discovering GreenSmoothieGirl.com and asking for a step-by-step plan to learn the lifestyle I was advocating for. In the 1990’s, my little boy had nearly died of severe asthma and allergies. In eliminating sugar and dairy, and converting to a […]

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The Rest of the Story with Rich the Pharmacist. Part 2 of 2.

I don’t buy that baloney. (In more ways than one.) If you eat hot dogs and soda on a regular basis, you’re almost certainly spending lots of money on doctor bills. Or you’re about to, as springs start to break loose in your internal box spring. Your health insurance company is going broke, too. I […]

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ideas from readers, part 2 of 3

I often hear about people falling off the wagon, after a period of having tremendous results with their 15 servings of raw greens and fruit daily (what you get in the quart of green smoothie daily that I recommend). It happens. Shall we problem solve, so it happens less often? Thursday after tennis I ran […]

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chocolate: friend or foe?

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: Is chocolate actually good for me? Will you do a good/better/best on all the carob and chocolate options? I’m craving chocolate after having a baby and want to know what’s best. Answer: It’s a confusing subject because so many products have been made from cacao, the seed of the fruit, the whole food, […]

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