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NEW & IMPROVED Plant-Based on a Budget Meal Plan!

By: Toni Okamoto | 0 Comments | Category: Blog

HEALTHY, DELICIOUS,  BUDGET-FRIENDLY MEALS Eating healthfully doesn’t need to be expensive. In fact, delicious plant-based meals that are packed with protein, fiber, disease-fighting nutrients, and lots of flavor can be super-affordable and easy to make. Let us show you how! Start meal planning today with our easy-to-follow one-week meal plan... more

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From Meat to Complete: The Journey of a Plant-Based Warrior

By: Toni Okamoto | 5 Comments | Category: Blog

By Nelson Harrison Plant-based athletes unite! The time has come for all myths of protein and calcium deficiencies, anemia, lack of energy, and inability to gain muscle to be laid to rest. Now, more than ever, the fitness world is being flooded with some of the strongest most competitive athletes... more

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Studio40 Live: Chocolate Pie Edition

By: Toni Okamoto | 0 Comments | Category: Blog

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

By: Toni Okamoto | 1 Comment | Category: Blog

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

By: Marji Beach | 2 Comments | Category: Blog

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

By: Toni Okamoto | 0 Comments | Category: Blog

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

By: Guest | 10 Comments | Category: Blog

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

By: Toni Okamoto | 0 Comments | Category: Blog

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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Hip Hop is Green

By: Toni Okamoto | 0 Comments | Category: Blog

Take a look inside this healthy school initiative that introduces plant-based food to children in urban communities. More info here: https://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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How To Make an Easy Vegan Meal: Quinoa Salad

By: Toni Okamoto | 0 Comments | Category: Blog

Light, filling, delicious Quinoa Salad!

Next in my series of easy, inexpensive versatile meals is a Quinoa Salad. I used this recipe in the video, but really it’s just a guide. Once you make the quinoa, the possibilities for spicing it up are endless. You can do any kinds of olives, chopped spinach or kale, garlic,... more

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