Healthy Eating On a Budget

Is eating healthy too expensive? It depends. Processed foods can be inexpensive, but buying too many of their healthy processed substitutes can make your grocery bill skyrocket. It’s a great start, but to save money, focus less on pre-made food or processed snacks and more on whole foods like bananas, squash, and lentils.

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9 Favorite Zucchini Recipes That Are Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Egg Free

Upon returning from my August vacation, I was overwhelmed with an abundance of zucchini in my garden. Knowing the health benefits of zucchini, plus all the time and energy I had put into my garden, I didn’t want to waste any of it.

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Easy Crockpot Ratatouille

Slow cook these delicious later summer vegetables together for an easy healthy meal. This French stew recipe of eggplant, summer squash, tomatoes and herbs has about 20 minutes of prep time. The vegetables simmer for about 5 hours making delicious ratatouille for dinner. 

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Veggie Lasagna: GF Vegan Meal For Company

Here’s a new twist on a traditional family favorite. In this Veggie Lasagna recipe, zucchini and potatoes replace the noodles and the creamy cashew cream replace the cheese. My non-vegan family enjoys this tasty and satisfying meal. They wouldn’t say it is a direct substitute for lasagna, but it is a meal they enjoy.

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Carrot – Zucchini – Potato Patties

If you’re looking for something healthy and savory, try these versatile patties. They make for a fun snack when dipped in a healthy ranch dressing… or a satisfying meal when served alongside a large salad. These patties are also a great traveling food. I was grateful to have them in my cooler on my cross-country road trip.

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2 Creamy Salad Dressings Made With Zucchini Instead of Oil

Simple food substitutions have transformed my diet, changing familiar favorites into powerful healing meals. These two salad dressings are easy ways to turn your dressing into a food that helps boost your immune system without bogging it down with extra fat.

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