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Carleigh Bodrug: Sustainable Cooking, Food Waste, Plant-Based Living

Carleigh Bodrug: Sustainable Cooking, Food Waste, Plant-Based Living

Did you know North American families toss out up to $1,800 worth of food each year? It’s time we learn how to cook our meals in a more sustainable way – our planet and our bodies will thank us. That’s why in this episode of the Darin Olien Show, I dive into sustainable cooking, food waste, and plant-based living with guest Carleigh Bodrug. 

Carleigh gives us a startling look at the financial and environmental impacts of food waste, shares creative tips on how to use every scrap from your chopping board, from stale bread to broccoli stems, how to eat more nutrient-dense foods on a budget, and gives us solutions for crafting easy, healthy, plant-based meal ideas that are perfect for our busy lifestyles.

With more than 10 million followers between her social channels, Carleigh Bodrug of PlantYou is a New York Times Bestselling cookbook author and self taught plant-based content creator, famous for her simple take on low waste and vegan recipes. She has been featured in the Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, Business Insider and KTLA news for her “scrappy cooking” and viral vegan creations. Along with producing weekly cooking videos and recipes, Carleigh also runs a digital meal planner all with the goal of helping people eat more plants in an easy and approachable way.

What I discuss:

(05:44 – 06:31) The Impact of Food Waste 

(10:32 – 11:39) Reducing Food Waste With Bread

(18:12 – 20:20) Gardening and Frozen Food Importance

(24:09 – 25:21) Meal Planning for Health and Savings

(30:34 – 32:51) The Beauty of Plant-Based Cuisine

(36:36 – 38:22) Empowering Through Healthy Eating

(43:04 – 44:22) Veganism and Food Ethics

(46:50 – 47:32) Excitement Over Second Book Success

(54:11 – 55:03) Food Waste and Clean Water Injustice

(57:54 – 59:31) Creative Cooking With Plant-Based Foods


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