Studio40 Live: Chocolate Pie Edition

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Toni Okamoto, founder of Plant Based on a Budget, teaches the Studio40 Live audience how to make a simple 4-Ingredient Chocolate Pie: Toni Okamoto runs a blog called Plant Based on a Budget where she shares healthy and affordable food recipes.  Today she showed us that you can enjoy a... more

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The Importance of Meatless Mondays

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In the latest Plant Based on a Budget and World of Vegan #VegAnswers episode, my dear friend and super hero for animals, Paul Shapiro, explains the importance of Meatless Mondays. For the rest of your Monday, please consider going meatless. http://www.humanesociety.org/meatlessmonday more

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Plant-Based on WIC

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In July, I began fostering (to adopt) a 22-mos-old child. While I navigate the complex foster-to-adopt system, I am grateful for programs that help children in foster care. My daughter receives a stipend for necessities and a subsidy to cover daycare. Medi-Cal covers her medical care until she turns 26.... more

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Toni Gives Money-Saving Tips on Studio40 Live

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Plant Based on a Budget founder, Toni Okamoto, goes live on Studio 40 to show how easy, inexpensive, and delicious plant-based eating can be. Excerpt from Studio40 Live: We generally assume that eating healthy food is always more costly that just stopping at a local fast food restaurant.  However, Toni... more

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Anybody Can Be Vegan

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By Sarah Simmons My name is Sarah and I have been mostly plant-based for a year. Before, I was vegetarian for four years. It may not be the easiest transition to make where you live, but for sure anyone can do it. You just need to find your reason and... more

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Progress, Not Perfection

By: Toni Okamoto | 0 Comments | Category: Blog

In the latest Plant Based on a Budget & World of Vegan video, Sharon Núñez Gough from Animal Equality gives an incredibly important reminder to celebrate when people reduce their consumption of animal products. We firmly believe that it’s all about progress, not perfection. For more videos like this, subscribe to... more

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Is soy bad for you?

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In the latest episode of VegAnswers, vegan registered dietitian Matt Ruscigno addresses the common concerns about soy consumption. For more videos like this, subscribe to our YouTube channel and e-newsletter! And to help us keep Plant Based on a Budget running, check out the ways you can help. *This was... more

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Want to save money on milk? Purchase non-dairy!

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On a recent visit to my favorite grocery store, I noticed the majority of people with milk in their carts were purchasing almond milk. I went over to the dairy section to investigate why that may be and found that it’s because Almond Breeze was the second cheapest 1/2 gallon option... more

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Where do vegans get their protein?

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Where do vegans get their protein?

When Michelle Cehn from World of Vegan and I were in Los Angeles for the Animal Rights National Conference this year, we met with some of the greatest experts covering veganism. We had them give answers to commonly asked questions and called our series #VegAnswers. In our latest episode, we ask vegan registered dietitian... more

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Hip Hop is Green

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Take a look inside this healthy school initiative that introduces plant-based food to children in urban communities. More info here: http://plantbasedonabudget.com/hip-hop-is-green/

Last week I had the privilege of attending a Hip Hop is Green dinner in Oakland, CA with my friends stic.man of Dead Prez and well-known holistic nutrition expert, Afya Ibomu. The dinner was held at an elementary school where children were introduced to healthy plant-based foods, nutrition information, and were able... more

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