March events and what’s new in April?

March has been spectacular! 

Our March Plant Powered for Health meeting was delightful!  We had a focus on PlantPure Nation easy to make/and ready made meals as well as a fabulous guest speaker, Naila Kovacevic!

IMG_5440.JPGNaila is a medical student at MSU, and shared her journey to plant based nutrition.  She also shared her experience with PBNSG’s efforts to make changes to medical school curriculum and her hope to bring these changes to MSU’s GR campus.  As a group, we hope to support these efforts, and welcome medical student to come attend our meetings!

Esselstyn field trip March 2016

The field trip to see Dr. Caldwell and Ann Esselstyn was outstanding!  Dr. Esselstyn (Essy) told us all about the science of plant based nutrition, and Ann gave us the practical “how to” tips!  PBNSG had a “plank off” as a fundraiser, and it was very impressive how long the contestants were able to hold the pose! One of the many programs PBNSG runs includes taking their speakers to the medical schools.  Essy visited Wayne State University and spoke to the students!  IMG_5479

Our monthly visit to Sue and Roger’s home for Supper Club was delicious and fun as always!

An incredible spread of delicious food!
What is there to eat on a plant based diet?

I also went to the West Michigan Growers Fare and learned about many local community CSAs!  Check out their facebook page, and see if there is a CSA that is right for you!


With all of this, what could possibly be next?

Julieanna+HeverTomorrow 3/30 and Thursday 3/31, Julieanna Hever, the Plant Based Dietician will visit PBNSG in Detroit!  Field Trip for all those who are able to attend!  Wednesday 3/30 Experts & hors d’oeuvrs, for women only panel discussion and gourmet food tasting!  Then Thursday 3/31 Julieanna will be the featured speaker at PBNSG’s meeting.  Don’t miss these opportunities!


Wednesday, April 6th: 6pm-8pm Our Plant Powered for Health meetingGRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room 415 Fulton NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503  This is a free event!  Food, Friends, Science and Support…can’t wait to see you there!

More to come:

4/19 Field trip! presents author and motivational speaker Lani Meulrath! She specializes in helping people transform their bodies and their lives with healthy eating, movement, and mindfulness.

4/20 Supper Club 6:30-8:00 pm

Save the dates! More events to come, stay tuned!





Bring it on March!

PPH_February2016_EventsFebruary has been incredible!

We had so many events that deserve their own blog post each time!  But to summarize:

IMG_5218.jpg*February’s Plant Powered for Health meeting (first Wednesday each month) was inspirational with special guests Denise and Debby from PBNSG!  Please take a look at the website for great resources, recipes, videos and upcoming events from our incredible friends!

IMG_5238.JPG*I was invited to a VegLakeshore potluck, and they have such a wonderful group! Delicious food, and delightful company!  Check out their facebook page!IMG_5237.JPG

IMG_5284.jpg*As many of us do each month, we went to Chef Sue Stauffacher’s Supper Club (3rd Wednesday each month), and it was overflowing with delicious plant-based fare and nice folks!  Sue surprised our group by donating the tips from our collective dish-washing to Plant Powered for Health!  Many hands made easy work, and we received the donations! Thank you Sue and all Supper Club members!IMG_5290.JPG

IMG_5358_2    IMG_5347      IMG_5365_2.jpg***Then…drumroll…Dinner with T. Colin and Nelson Campbell at PBNSG!!!  I will be covering highlights during our March 2nd meeting, but a small group had dinner with them at Green Spaces Cafe, then they spoke at the PBNSG meeting.  They also showed PlantPure Nation, and talked about changing the nation’s health, networking together to produce change, and providing ways for people to get healthy and delicious plant based meals easily.  The jumpstart program, as featured in the film, is now available to order as a package, or the delicious food is available on its own.  I’ll share more tomorrow, but I want to share that this family continues to be a vibrant example of integrity to do the right thing, and I am so very excited that our group represents PlantPure Nation!


NOW, Bring IT ON MARCH!!  Even more excitement on the agenda!


Wednesday 3/2 Our March 2nd meeting (click on the link for the Facebook invitation and details)GRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room 415 Fulton NE Grand Rapids, Mi 49503   6pm-8pm

Wednesday 3/9 Field Trip to PBNSG for Dr Caldwell and Ann Esselsyn!!  2 ways to see them!

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An Intimate Dinner with Ann and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn March 9th 4pm@Taste of Ethiopia in Southfield MI! Your reservation will include your meal, as well as a beverage.  You will also have complimentary entrance and preferred seating at this nights PBNSG event. Click HERE to reserve your seat now!