You can lose weight and SAVE MONEY too?

So many people think that to lose weight they have to spend a lot of money. And there are certainly ways to spend a lot in that process. It’s a mega-billion-dollar industry, and there are plenty of people lining up to take your hard-earned paycheck! But today, I wanted to share with you a few…

2015 Group Buy Ends Nov. 30 at midnight!

2015 Annual Group Buy

Every year at GreenSmoothieGirl, we curate a Group Buy of some GREAT whole-foods pantry staples for you to stock up on for the year. These staples come from our favorite suppliers who give us wholesale pricing. We believe in preparedness and we believe in helping you eat more whole foods inexpensively, deliciously, and easily. It…

Grains and legumes made easy

I think sometimes we don’t make brown rice, split peas, lentils, or other wonderful whole-grain or legume dishes, only because we get home from work and don’t want to wait 45-60 minutes for those items to cook.   A reader wrote me with this tip, which I have used, too, for many years–I hope it…

you’ve doubled your fiber with GS? double it again with LENTILS!

Some foods are highly hypoallergenic.   In other words, just about no one is allergic to them.   And this is a big deal nowadays where intolerances for wheat and milk proteins are going through the roof.   (That’s gluten and lactose intolerances.)   Highly hypoallergenic foods include avocadoes, lentils, brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes,…

Reflecting on nutrition, food storage, and hard economic times

What a year this has been.   The much-predicted failure of  American investment banking  has come to pass,  our nation’s net worth has plummeted precipitously, and we’ve started into what promises to be a long recession.   I just came across this quote by a wise man named Joseph Smith, from 175 years ago: “Our…