Creamy Raspberry Vanilla Smoothie (dairy-free, and lower carb too!)

Creamy Raspberry Vanilla Smoothie (Dairy-free, Lower-carb)

We started the school year out with this as part of our breakfast. Our raspberry smoothie is rich and creamy, flavorful, surprisingly sweet, and plump full of good for you ingredients! It rounded out our breakfast well and helped make day one of back to school start out right. I react some to bananas, so… 

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How to make healthy ambrosia salad

(Healthier) Ambrosia Salad

Juicy fruit, flavorful coconut, creamy yogurt, and sweet (homemade) marshmallows come together in this simple, but delicious fruit salad. When you upgrade all of the ingredients to use nourishing ones, this probiotic-rich salad is a healthy treat! When my birthday rolled around in my childhood, my dinner requests were pretty simple. Mac and cheese was… 

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Pennywise platter

Pennywise Platter Thursday 8/28

It’s time to share your frugal and nourishing tips and recipes! Where do you shop for quality food at a lower price? What recipe saves a penny? How do you balance a budget with nourishing food? Share here. Please read through the three simple rules for those participating. This helps keep the quality of our… 

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Pennywise platter

Pennywise Platter Thursday 8/14

It’s time to share your frugal and nourishing tips and recipes! Where do you shop for quality food at a lower price? What recipe saves a penny? How do you balance a budget with nourishing food? Share here. Please read through the three simple rules for those participating. This helps keep the quality of our… 

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French Tuna Salad with Tomatoes & Herbs

French Tuna Salad with Tomatoes & Herbs (Mayo-Free)

By Alison Diven, Contributing Writer It’s hard to beat a no-cook meal in late summer, and if you’re looking for something simple and a little elegant too, this French-inspired tuna salad is quick to please. We love this olive oil-dressed salad for its blend of easy prep and fresh, sophisticated flavors. Even better, it showcases… 

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Pennywise platter

Pennywise Platter Thursday 8/7

It’s time to share your frugal and nourishing tips and recipes! Where do you shop for quality food at a lower price? What recipe saves a penny? How do you balance a budget with nourishing food? Share here. Please read through the three simple rules for those participating. This helps keep the quality of our… 

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Should we avoid raw crucifers?

Should we fear and avoid goitrogenic foods (like raw cabbage)?

There are a lot of warnings about eating raw crucifers, like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, because of their goitrogenic effect. But how worried should we really be? Years ago I shared information about eating raw crucifers, and how they are linked to poor thyroid function or goiters. While I believe a lot of the information… 

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