Episode 14

From the rising cost of healthcare to the price of our carbon footprint, Ed and Rachelle explain your options for saving money by eating healthy. How can you get cheap, healthy meals if you’re cooking at home or eating at a fast food restaurant? What are the benefits of buying from farmers markets or CSAs? They also debate which if microwave ovens are bad for the environment, how to find affordable and nutritious food in the supermarkets, how to start a vegetable garden with your own DIY compost, and why veganism is a good option for your body and your wallet.



  1. Buy organic and locally whenever possible.

  2. Better yet, grow your own vegetable garden. Make your backyard your grocery store.

  3. Change to a plant-based diet is one of the best ways to lower your carbon footprint. You don’t have to do it all at once. Every little change counts.



NPR’s article about ugly produce sold in Europe’s supermarkets

Another NPR article about ugly produce now in Whole Foods

Find your local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Super King Markets

Costco selling organic produce

Are expiration dates bogus? Find out which “best by” or “sell by” dates to actually follow

Amy’s Kitchen

A guide on making your own compost

Vegetables to grow if you're a beginning gardener

No space to grow a garden? Try these “gardening without a garden” ideas

For Solutions

Healthy options at fast food chains

What to do if you’re the victim of a food recall

A rundown of Chipotle’s E. Coli outbreak

Biodegradable & compostable dinnerware

Williams Sonoma jar opener

How much methane can cows produce? The title in this CNN article, “Why beef is the new SUV” says it all

A few thoughts on starting veganism  

Tips on becoming vegan

The China Study

Rachelle is right! India’s increasing rate of diabetes



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