When you’re on a tight budget, the thought of preparing tasty, healthy meals on a regular basis can seem daunting. Not only is it easy to get sucked in by grocery merchandising tricks, but it’s also normal for most of us to fall into... Read more
Ever notice how the grocery shopping experience seems specifically designed to entice us to buy more? With all of the family-size packaging, buy-one-get-one sales and better deals for bigger quantities, food shopping can be particularly challenging f... Read more
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Whether you're overworked or just plain overstressed, time is valuable to all of us. When making a lifestyle change, it can easily seem overwhelming to include new habits like exercise and healthy eating into your jam-packed days. Between everyth... Read more
Living alone is not without benefits—peace and quiet whenever you need it, undisturbed organization and order (or guilt-free sloppiness), and room to stretch out and relax. But some things are just more fun when you have someone to share them w... Read more
Today i took some low fat greek yogurt, frozen strawberries and blueberries and put in the ninja. Made a great frozen yogurt -- creamy, healthy, delicious without the major calories or the guilt! Better day than yesterday!... Read more
Shop at places like Costco and Sam's & you'll save money, right?Maybe so, maybe not.How long will it take you to eat a case of baked beans and how will you feel about another can of baked beans before you'll EVER buy another can.Don't buy bulk in fru... Read more
I know that home cooked food is better than pre-packaged frozen meals, but as a full time working mother of a toddler, sometimes I have to take a shortcut. When I bring a frozen meal to work for lunch, I add vegetable servings, bulk, and nutrition by... Read more
According to the U.S. Food Cost Average Report for October 2008, a family of four with two elementary age children can cut about $180 per month from their grocery bill simply by adopting some lower cost shopping habits.Over the last few weeks we have... Read more
Think it's easy to eat healthfully only if your wallet is overflowing and you have a personal chef on call? Think again. It's easy for the rest of us, too, and all we have to do is alter our shopping and eating habits slightly. The latest issue of Co... Read more
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