Veg Fest Followup and Potluck meeting 10/4!!


We had a fantastic time at this year’s Grand Rapids VegFest!  Thank you to all who attended and organized this event! Extra love and gratitude to everyone who volunteered, and spread the word about good health through plant based nutrition!

We will be completing our drawing for Dr. Greger’s book at our December meeting, so there is still time to enter! Do you know someone who would like to join our supportive community?  Have them send an email to Sheri: to join our mailing list and they will be entered into the drawing!  Raffle tickets will also be available at our meetings in November and December!

Keep reading to find Sheri’s Mac -n- Cheese recipe below!


Potluck and Meeting Wednesday October 4th, 6:00pm-8:00 pm!
  • Sooz and Mike Elwell will demo their air fryer “french fries” and home made ketchup!
  • Logan Jurgens will share a “bean of the month”…have you had beans and greens today?
  • Stacy Idema will lead a discussion on what you’d like to see for our Plant Powered group in 2018, what is most important to you and what we could do without.  As we are growing we want to know what is important to YOU!!
  • And as always, potluck, friendship, visiting and support for each other!

Facebook Invitation HERE!
Need directions?  Click “about” at the top of the page or here

(P.S. This meeting will be a team effort, run by volunteers.  Sheri will be out of town celebrating her Mom’s 75th birthday.  Please pitch in and enjoy!)



Some of you may remember Cheryl and Greg Hutchings from a past meeting; their entire family changed their diet to WFPB following Greg’s melanoma diagnosis.  Now Cheryl has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be waging her own cancer battle.  Some of us have talked about how we can bring meals to each other in times of need, so I set up an account on to see how it works.  Please check out the link and description, and see if there is something you can contribute to this effort.  Extra veggies in your garden?  Are you a WFPB cook? I’m hoping we can team up to help because most of our friends and family don’t know what or how to cook plant based.
My hope is that we can practice and all support each other when we are in need!  Check out the site: .  No time to cook, but you’d like to help?  You can donate to our group effort through my Paypal:!



CARPOOL ALERT! Dr. Doug Lisle at PBNSG in the Detroit area!

It’s easier (and more fun!) when we travel together!  Let’s go see Dr. Lisle and learn how to navigate social pressures to eat unhealthfully–and thrive!  THIS WILL BE AWESOME!! Wednesday October 25th!!  PBNSG event info HERE!




Pizza and Salad!  Sorbet and Fruit!  Meet up with your friends!

Plant Powered for Health would love to see you at Pieology for dinner and dessert meetup Monday October 30th! (Facebook invitation here)

Pieology has delicious wood fired pizza with an array of beautiful toppings and salads, so do not miss this chance to enjoy great food and help support Plant Powered for Health from 4- 8 PM.  Dine in or take out, vegan, gluten free and oil free options too. Just tell them we sent you!!

Menchies is adding to the fun with delicious sorbet and fruit options!

Plant Powered for Health is collaborating with Plant Based Nutrition Support Group ( and all sales will help to fund our group meetings and events!

This is located across the street from Knapp’s Corner at the Knapp’s Crossing complex in front of D&W Grocery store.

Please SHARE this event with ALL your friends!!  Thank you for your support and SEE YOU THERE!!



And in case you missed the last blog post with my Mac-n-cheese recipe HERE IT IS!





Upcoming Events
in the Grand Rapids Area
– Other locations noted in parenthesis

*Wednesday, Oct 4th, 6-8pm:  Plant Powered for Health October potluck and meeting!  Info HERE!

*Monday October 16th, 5:45pm (Holland): Meatless Monday-Fall/Halloween Potluck.  Vegan/vegetarian, but a few WFPB no oil people attend.  Info HERE!

*Wednesday October 18th, 6:30pm:  Stir the Pot GR Supper Club!  Info HERE!

*Wednesday October 25th (Detroit area): PBNSG hosts Dr. Doug Lisle, author of “The Pleasure Trap” and known for his contribution on the documentary “Forks Over Knives”.  Let’s carpool!! PBNSG info HERE!

*Monday October 30th 4p-8p: Treats without the Tricks!!  Meet up and fundraiser at Pieology AND Menchies!  Eat delicious pizza, salad and sorbet/fruit while helping to support our group.  What a great deal!
Details HERE!

*Wednesday, November 1st 6-8pm:  Plant Powered for Health Thanksgiving themed potluck and meeting Blog:  and Facebook invitation HERE! 

*Wednesday November 15th, 6:30pm:  Stir the Pot GR Supper Club’s Plantsgiving! Please note that Sue and Roger will be taking a hiatus for 2018, so this is the final for 2017, and no further are currently scheduled.  Stay tuned to Sue’s website for her plans, classes and adventures!  Info HERE!


More to come!!! More food meet ups, and fun coming up!  Join us for our October meeting to plan!!

Reminder, our main meetings are always the first Wednesday of each month!  Stay tuned to our Facebook Page, click here to “Like” and subscribe to upcoming events!  We also have a Facebook group where we can visit and share between meetings, click here and request to join.  You may also follow our blog, for news and events! Questions?  Email:
Would you like to be a financial supporter in any amount?  We appreciate all help big or small!

Can’t wait to see you!
Food, Friends, Science and Support!

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