999 Cheap Plant-Based Meals You Can Make in 15 Minutes

Build-A-Meal Cheatsheet

You Don’t Need a Recipe For Healthy, Plant-Based Meals! I’m about to tell you exactly how I eat. Simply, inexpensively, and with endless variety. And then I have a free gift for you, so you can easily do the same! Except for salad dressings, I use few recipes. (And even those, I take liberties with!) The…

Is Buying Organic Food Always Necessary?

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Think buying organic food is going to blow your budget? Let’s set aside the argument that eating whole food pays back in higher energy, and lowering disease risk and healthcare costs. You’ve got a budget, and let’s face it, buying organic food will chip away at it more quickly than conventional food. Did you know…

You can lose weight and SAVE MONEY too?

Lose Weight & Save Money

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…

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…

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…

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…