ChicagoVeg 200th event: Lecture, Vegan Snacks, Socializing, Prizes - All in One!

  • March 26, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Have you ever used the following excuses as to why you don't eat better: "It's too expensive and takes too much time"? This presentation will prove that you can eat well and for less even if you're always on the run!

Founder of Healthy Dining Chicago and author of 100 Simple Ways to Eat Well for Less, Laura Bruzas, will present Healthy Dining on a Dime.

Food is every household's second largest expense, next to housing, with costs expected to escalate almost 10% in 2013. In this popular, fast-paced program, you will take away dozens of eco-friendly, health-supportive practical tips and insider secrets to save money big time whether eating in, dining out or entertaining!

This educational and fun event is perfect for everyone on the compassionate healthy eating continuum, so please invite all your friends and family!

Time table:

  • 6:30 - 7:00 - Socializing and Snacks
  • 7:00 - 8:00 - Presentation and Q&A
  • 8:00 - 9:00 - More Socializing and Prizes!

The $15 admission (cash only) will go to support the second annual Chicago Veggie Pride Parade (CVPP)! Everyone will receive a copy of 100 Simple Ways to Eat Well for Less (normally sells for $10!) and a raffle ticket for an opportunity to win some great prizes! You will also have an opportunity to additionally donate to CVPP by purchasing additional raffle tickets (only $1 each)! Space is limited. RSVP today!

Direction: The meeting location is at Harlem-Foster Shopping Center [masked] West Foster Ave, Chicago) which is convenient for both Chicago and suburban residents. Look for the entrance doors to the left of Ace Hardware. The facade sign above the doors reads "Lower Level Shops".  Enter through the double doors, come down the stairs, and go immediately to your right.

Reasons to come:

  • Learn some new ways to save time and money
  • Try some tasty, healthy snacks
  • Meet old and new friends
  • Contribute to a great cause

Any question or comments? Car-pooling arrangements? Please use "Comments" section on the event page.

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  • Fatenah I.

    Rough day at work folks so have to miss this tonight.

    March 26, 2013

  • Sue

    Not going to be able to make it out there. Looks like a great learning event.

    March 26, 2013

  • PADRAIG

    bee w/ family instead!

    March 25, 2013

  • Laura

    If anyone is coming from the La Grange area, let me know! I'm driving and can give you a ride!

    March 21, 2013

  • Laura

    Fun, fast-paced, info-tainment awaits those attending this time and money saving talk! Note: If you don't want/need to save $$$ when dining in, dining out and entertaining, you need not attend!

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a lot of fun, but I have to figure out how to get there. Iit shows an hour on public transit from my apt.

    March 13, 2013

    • Laura

      Hopefully someone who lives close to you might be willing to give you a lift. I'm coming from La Grange so won't be able to unfortunately. You still have time to find transportation - don't give up!

      March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where there's a will....maybe I can get my hubby to drive me. I don't drive good at night AND I am new here, so I get lost (not a good combo). Nonetheless, I will try. Look forward to meeting you.

      March 14, 2013

  • Laura

    Americans consume 4,000 mg of sodium, on average, each and every day. Based on the current recommendation from major health organizations, including the World Health Organization, if you’re a healthy adult interested in preventing disease, you should consume 2,300 mg or less per day. And, if you fall into a category shared by 70 percent of all Americans (middle-aged and older, African American, or already have high blood pressure), consuming more than 1,500 mg per day is too much.

    During this presentation, I'll share a chart for one common kitchen pantry item, baking powder, in which I compare nine different brands (along with their price) and their sodium content. I also include info on whether or not the brand contains aluminum as studies suggest this, too, might be hazardous to our health.

    Come learn how-to be a more informed, conscious consumer by making simple changes when you shop.

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Laura

    I just got some Bragg sample paks which include: Liquid Aminos, Kelp, Sprinkle (24 herbs & spices) and nutritional yeast. I'll bring one for everyone who registers for this event.

    March 11, 2013

  • Fatenah I.

    It will be closer to 7 that I'll arrive.

    March 2, 2013

  • Laura

    Haven't RSVP'd yet? Here's one woman's take on one of my talks.
    http://www.healthydining.org/me...­ I keep updating the info that I share to insure that's it the most current available. So, if you're interested in saving time and money on your road to healthy eating that's good for the planet and animal compassionate, please join us!

    March 1, 2013

  • Shervon C.

    I would love to carpool with someone driving from Hyde Park.

    February 27, 2013

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