A Daily Dozen

In Gentle Food by Susan2 Comments


I recently found a free app called Daily Dozen by Dr. Michael Gregor of NutritionFacts.org.  The app lists ten food categories (all plant based of course) and the number of daily servings you need in each. In addition there is a category for Vitamin B12 and one for Exercise. It’s as simple as that. The combination has really improved our meal planning discipline.

NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a science-based nonprofit organization that provides free updates on the latest in nutrition research  It is  a strictly non-commercial public service health charity

Why was finding this app so great?

We’ve been slipping up on healthy eating during these past few vagabond months and needed to get back on track.

Most of our apartment rentals have only had kitchenettes leading to too much processed food and lots of plastic packaging. We got pretty tired of compromising our values this way. These days we are making certain that there’s a proper kitchen in the places we are staying. That should help us re-eliminate these bad habits.

Two important discoveries and we’re back on track. I just wish we had a full complement of spices but that will have to wait.

Susan writes about the things that make life meaningful for her. This includes places we’ve been and what we’ve experienced as nomads these last several years. And now, includes finding a place to call home.

As we come closer to a “settled” life, Susan will begin to emphasize aging gracefully with a plant based diet, plenty of yoga, and physical activity. She is certified to teach Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga. Adaptive and Senior yoga certification is coming soon.


  1. Thanks for the app recommendation. Would love a post on vegan cookery when traveling. I too struggle when I am on the road.

    1. We’re happy to hear you found Dr. Greger’s app. It’s helped us quite a lot.

      We’ve been talking about how we might add some information about vegan cooking, Thanks for the post idea. We will get on it.

      Susan and Jamie

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