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In this episode, I share tips on how to save money on your vegan grocery bill.

Tips mentioned:

  • Shop at your regular grocery store for essentials like spinach, potatoes, etc and only shop health food stores for harder to find items like nutritional yeast, meat alternatives, etc. 
  • Get your butt in the kitchen and cook
  • Plan for leftovers -- I usually plan 4-5 dinners each week then stretch those out to save money and time
  • Just because you're eating vegan, it doesn't mean everything has to be organic --- buy what you can afford. Check out the Environmental Working Group's list of produce that are sprayed with pesticides the most. Just get started and make adjustments as you move forward.
  • Keep it simple. There's no need to be a gourmet chef every night. Simple meals like tacos, spaghetti, and stew are simple and filling. Save the elaborate meals for the weekend.
  • Plan your meals


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In this episode, I start some basic tips for people who want to go vegan in the new year.

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In this episode, I talk about how to get back on track when you are struggling with your vegan journey.


Tips Mentioned:

  • Get clear on your why 
  • Start replacing your struggle ingredients with vegan options
  • Make vegan life a priority -- meal planning, research, look for recipes, grocery shopping
  • Reflect and change things in your personal life, so that you can move forward
  • Stop beating yourself up

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It was a lot of fun having Donta on the show to discuss his vegan journey, being vegan while traveling, vegan fitness, finding a vegan community, how he inspired his family to make changes to their own diets and mastering the art of tofu.

He's on a mission to scatter the stereotype of what a vegan looks out.

Check out his video entry for the Vegan Smart contest and vote for him using the link on his Instagram bio 

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In April, I celebrated 6 years as a vegan!  In this podcast episode, I share some of my lessons from the last 6 yrs and get candid about this misconception of a "perfect" vegan.

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Quick recap of the 6 lessons:

  • Didn't expect my family to get on board with me -- so grateful!
  • Cooking is required...especially if you have a family. Don't worry, I offered some advice and encouragement for this subject
  • You will get used to reading ingredient labels
  • You will find a vegan cheese that works for you -- so many options these days
  • Why this lifestyle hasn't been "perfect" for me
  • My struggle with losing and gaining weight 
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It was awesome having Jovanka Ciares on the show to share her vegan story and strategies on how to embrace a juice cleanse in a way that works for you.

Not only can you lose weight with a juice cleanse, but the greater benefits are being more present, disciplined and to heal your body.

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Tips on how to have a successful cleanse:

  • [Newbies] Start with a combination of food and juices, so you don't feel overwhelmed
  • Drink every couple of hours - don't limit yourself
  • Around 4 PM enjoy a small smoothie of banana, plant-based milk (almond, coconut, etc.)
  • Drink lots of water and herbal tea is okay
  • Write/track your feelings in a journal


Quotes from the episode:

"You cleanse to let your body heal"

"Every choice...every bite needs to honor your body."

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Breakfast is the perfect area to get started on a vegan journey! Meal planning isn't as overwhelming as you can easily switch out ingredients to make them vegan. In this podcast episode I talk about what a vegan breakfast looks like and how to plan it.

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Vegan and business talk together? Yes ma'am! 2 of my fave topics :-) 

In the latest podcast episode, I chat with Jamel of The Veg about his gradual transition to vegan life and why and how he started his own vegan restaurant. 


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