Healthy Groceries to Buy on a Budget

As I have previously mentioned, I experienced being on Food Stamps (SNAP) for 1 week for a project in my Community Nutrition class this past semester. To see my full one week food stamps experience, check out my post here. As a follow up to this experience, I wanted to be more mindful of budget-friendly food options and incorporate ‘Budget-Friendly Recipes’ into my blog. I have since created a tab of budget recipes on my page.

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Blueberry Vanilla Smoothie

A healthy, low sugar smoothie that is full of fruits, veggies, healthy fats, and protein. I have been making this smoothie everyday for the past few months and I love it! I love the vanilla flavor and the combination of ingredients creates a smoothie that not only tastes good, but is also satiating.

This smoothie is low in sugar as it doesn’t contain much fruit. The only fruit that it contains is 1/4 cup of berries, which are a lower sugar fruit.

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Non-toxic Swaps to Make in Your Kitchen

So what is non-toxic living and why should we care?

We interact with toxins everyday, sometimes in not so obvious places, like our own homes. Plastic can disrupt the endocrine system and cause our hormones to get out of whack. This can lead to consequences, such as unwanted belly fat.

Non-toxic living is making cleaner choices with the products that we use everyday. This can be anything from the tupperware you have in your kitchen to the bar of soap in your bathroom. If you are starting your journey towards nontoxic living, it can be really overwhelming to determine where to start. The approach I like to take is to start with the products that you use the most and then replace items with cleaner options as they run out. This makes the process both less overwhelming and more budget-friendly.

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How to Build A Healthy Smoothie

It is officially summer! I don’t know about you, but over the summer I crave all of the hydrating fruits and vegetables. What better way to eat your fruits and veggies, but in a smoothie?

Smoothies are a staple for me. However, not all smoothies are created equal. My biggest pet peeve is going into a seemingly healthy smoothie shop only to see that their smoothies are basically the equivalent of froyo. In this post, I wanted to lay a foundation of how to build a great, healthy smoothie. You can mix and match ingredients to your taste preferences, or you can check out the Smoothies Tab on my blog for a variety of different smoothie recipes.

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