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Brandless: The Organic And Vegan $3 Grocery Store

You might have heard about Brandless, the organic and vegan $3 grocery store. Or maybe not. If you haven’t, let me introduce you! Brandless, this is my Awesome CHL Reader. Awesome CHL Reader, this is Brandless. Brandless is an online retailer that sells everything for $3. They can do this because they are “brandless” – aka, they don’t have to pay the “brand tax” that comes with carrying big name brands. Because of this, they can offer higher quality  ...

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Frugal Food, Green living, Healthy food tips

Urban Gardening Wish List

I am a firm believer that “to grow your own food is to print your own money.” Imagine the amount of money that would immediately open up to you if your grocery budget was significantly decreased! Thanks to the Urban Gardening movement, it is now completely possible to grow your own food, even in small spaces. I’ve been combing through Amazon, putting together my wish list of urban gardening supplies. We are renting, so even though we have a small front yard (no back yard),  ...

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Eat Healthy Food for Less

Feeding a family on a budget is difficult enough. But add in specialty diets and it can be pretty impossible depending on where you live. We are pretty lucky because we live in a rather ritzy college town (which seems so silly, a ritzy college smack dab in the middle of Iowa, but whatever, I’ll go with it), so there is a small family-owned grocery store that carries more organic and otherwise healthy options. Apparently the college has a lot of vegetarians and vegans, so they have a  ...

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Allergy-Friendly Vegan Peanut Butter Smoothie

We are out of chocolate and I’ve really been trying to tame my incredible sweet tooth recently, and I’m a bit obsessed with my new favorite peanut butter smoothie! I have tried making this smoothie with several tweaks, and it is a very versatile recipe. To make it allergy-friendly for those who can’t have peanuts or almonds, swapping out the nut butter for sunflower butter is an easy solution. For those allergic to almond or cashew milk, I recommend either hemp or oat  ...

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