Toni Okamoto made vegan eating “Super Easy” in her first cookbook & now tackles the low-cost angle; but before we save cash with her, we’ll be inspired by Cindy Negron, the young mom who is veganizing Puerto Rico & no hurricane can stop her.
Toni Okamoto is the founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, the popular website and meal plan that shows you how to save dough by eating veggies. She’s also author of the forthcoming book, Plant-Based on a Budget, The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook, and the co-host of The Plant-Powered People Podcast. She’s a regular presence on the FOX affiliate in Sacramento, where she teaches viewers how to break their meat habit without breaking their budget, and was featured in the popular documentary What the Health.
Cindy Lou Negron, VLCE is the founder of Veganizalo a platform that inform and educates local in veganism through recipes, workshops and the occasional comfort food pop up. As a vegan educator Cindy is passionate about teaching the lifestyle as a whole including the aspects of raising a vegan baby.
Blast from the past! ~ Cindy is an incredible young mom doing amazing things. So is Chloe Jo Davis, mother of three little boys and creator of the super-blog, GirlieGirlArmy.com. Indulge yourself in my interview with Chloe Jo back in 2013.
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