SparkPeople Eating on a budget Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=26536 Eating healthy on a budget and enjoying it! SparkPeople Eating on a budget Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=26536 June Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x58011152 Hi everyone, feels like I am the only one on this team, is there any other members on this team? I am wondering if I should close this team down. let me know, please? <BR> <BR> hugs, <BR> <BR> Danlin Tue, 27 May 2014 07:23:43 EST May Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x57643912 Hi all my fellow Sparkers; <BR> <BR> How have you all been? I have had a rough winter, had a bronchial viral infection for almost 4 weeks and I am still coughing. I have heard that a lot of people have been sick this past winter. It was a tough season in many different forms. <BR> <BR> I would like all of you to welcome our new co-leader, 859320 to the team. her name is Ruthie and I am very excited to be working with her to see what she will be bringing to our team. <em>242</em> <... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:44:07 EST November Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x55613135 hello everyone, where is everyone??? this is where we can all get together to chat about what is going on in our lives, okay? with thanksgiving approaching, I am sure we want to discuss how to put on a meal on a tight budget, what ideas do you have? Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:12:34 EST Let's play a fun Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x54689653 Copy & past the list below. name each item with it starting with the letter A. After we complete the list we will move on to the next letter in the alphabet. think we can make it all the way to Z? let's give it a try. <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy from the supermarket - <BR> <BR> 7. Something soft ... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:36:03 EST How do you plan your grocery shopping trips? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x54659074 Hi everyone, how often do you go grocery shopping and how do you plan your trips to save you money? What tips do you use that you would like to share with the team? Do you use coupons? shop the complete store? <BR> <BR> Share how you do your grocery shopping with us and let's see if we can come up with ways to save even more money. <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Danlin Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:53:01 EST Let's play Trivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x54450168 Hi team Members <BR> go to where you earn your spark points and if you go down the list, there is a place where you can play Trivia, this is a great place to learn facts about your body. <BR> <BR> let's all start playing daily and post your scores here every day. it doesn't matter how well you do, it just for the fun of it and to learn new facts. I will post my scores from today and will post my scores every day. hope you will join in with me. <BR> <BR> Today you have answered 3 of 5 que... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 19:37:00 EST August Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x54336193 Hello Everyone, How are you? Great, I hope. Do you believe that we are already in August? <BR> Where is time going? <BR> <BR> This is where we can post what is going on in our lives and we can just have some fun. <BR> <BR> So start jumping in and posting away, okay? and let's see what everyone is up to <BR> <BR> Happy August (starting tomorrow officially) <BR> <BR> hugs <BR> Danlin <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> m <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>250</em> <em>247</em... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:55:43 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x51442270 As with so many my budget is tight.. But I figure if I have enough money to eat myself fat, then I certainly have enough money to eat myself thin! Just need a little help. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:29:56 EST JANUARY 2013 CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x51412448 Hello everyone out there did you have a nice New Year's celebration? I stayed home and it was quiet. didn't even stay up to see the ball drop,first time in many years that we missed that. <BR> <BR> haven't heard from people on this forum in a long time hope we can change that in 2013, any ideas? <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> <BR> Danlin <em>223</em> <em>252</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <em>382</em> <em>220</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:49:42 EST Family Cook and Loving It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x50421100 I do most of the cooking for my family. It's a challenge some times. My daughter is a picky eater. I still remember the day they brought three bags of potato chips home. My response was, "Really, would you bring cocaine to the home of a cocaine addict"? But I am on a budget. And I do hail from the Midwest. In other words I would rather have a dish with five simple items than the stuff some of the Chefs use. I'm looking forward to learning some new dishes. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:26:58 EST September Chat Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x49846245 Hi all our spark friends; <BR> <BR> Hope every one is doing well. Do you believe that we are now in September? We would love to hear from all of you here so we could chat back and forth that is what this forum is for so please let us hear what you are up to. What made you become a frugal saver? What kind of disability do you have? Talk to us. We want to hear from all of you. <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> <BR> Danlin <em>220</em> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 16:16:01 EST Hello from Pittsburgh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x49576270 Hi everyone! My name is Jacy and I'm from Pittsburgh! :) I look forward to getting to know everyone and learning a few tips on eating on a budget! :) Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:58:12 EST Frugal Dieter Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x49574019 I am glad to be here. I save money by shopping for produce at my local Mexican market. I do get a lot of food from food banks as well. I'm watching my carbs & sugars, as recommended by my doctor. She's a cute young little Asian doctor, so I'm not sure if she fully understand what I'm going through at my age, lol, but she's funny to talk to. I visit her rarely since it costs me $25 a visit. <BR> I stay home with my 13 yr old daughter who homeschools. I like to get out of the house, so I go to... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:32:56 EST New Kid on the Block http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x49453906 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I am making changes to my eating habits, but I don't like to eat the same things over and over. I also want to incorporate more organic items into my meals, but I need to do some "creative financing" to make that happen. <BR> <BR> I look forward to sharing information with you and learning more about how to eat healthier on a budget. Plus - I need some motivational friends! So stop by my Sparkpage and 'friend' me please. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Here's to your health! <BR> <B... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:40:30 EST I don't like to grocery shop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x49367260 What advice does anyone have for someone who dreads shopping for food? I love clothes shopping, except for the full length mirror, but when I go into any supermarket, I feel overwhelmed. I know that if you want to stay healthy and calorie conscious, you're supposed to stick to the outside aisles (produce, dairy, etc.), but I always get lost in the inside aisles. I know everything in the inside isn't bad, but the carbs call my name. <BR> <BR> What do I shop for? I always have a list, but... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 13:21:34 EST Planning your store list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x49157260 Hi Everyone How do you plan your store list, first of all is it for 1 week 2 weeks, or more. I usually plan for 2 weeks and I alway plan for 3 very cheap meals to be included in those 2 weeks such as grilled cheee sandwiches, pancakes. I always list my meals for the 2 weeks and all the ingredients I will need so I will have a good list and will not over spend <BR> <BR> How do you shop? <BR> <BR> Hugs danlin Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:35:13 EST Trivia Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x49137739 Let's play the trivia game copy and paste your score below, You can learn a llot playing this game daily. <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> <BR> Danlin Tue, 24 Jul 2012 18:01:04 EST Anyone interested in being a co leader? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x49060013 Hi everyone, <BR> Just wondering if anyone out there would be willing to help be a co leader here? I am very busy right now in the progress on getting ready to move in October.And I am finding it hard to keep up with everything I also have 2 special needs children at home.Please let me know.Thanks Tracy Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:15:33 EST New to fixed income and tight budget living http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x47618538 Hi. My name is Linda. I was laid off from my job in October of 2010 and was on Employment Insurance for much of 2011 and I cashed out much of my RRSP's to pay off all my credit card debt, but now I am on a fixed Disability Income and I really don't know where to start. <BR> <BR> I have applied for and been accepted into Subsidized housing where I will only have to pay 30 percent of my disability income in rent. I can move in on May 1st. <BR> <BR> I am still working on the rest of my bud... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 23:41:24 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x46953127 I am new to this team and new to this site and I am hoping this is the diet that will work for me. I am single and work full time, but also fresh out of college with a lot of student loans to pay back so I am on a very tight budget. I am not that great in the kitchen and usually on the go so any recipes that meet that will help me is much appreciated. Thank you all for the help ! I am all ears <em>334</em> Wed, 7 Mar 2012 11:15:43 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x43169625 Hi. Obviously, I am new to the team. I am a 40 year old single mother of two boys who just graduated high school. With both of them and myself in college, I am looking to save money wherever I can while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Sun, 24 Jul 2011 19:06:49 EST Planning weekly menus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x39891275 I wanted to start a board where we can exchange ideas for a weeks worth of menus. I find that planning meals ahead of time helps keep my spending in check at the supermarket. When I plan my menus I try to first utilize what I already have in my cupboards, fridge and freezer and then supplement from there. Here is a link to a great weekly menu planner page. <link>organizedhome.com/printable/househol<BR>d-notebook/weekly-menu-planner </link> <BR> <BR> Currently in my fridge and freezer I ha... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 14:07:16 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x37932894 Hello everyone, I just moved to Orlando and my husband and myself do not have jobs yet. We don't have a lot of money to spend on food so it is really hard sometimes to find healthy foods that are budget friendly and filling. <BR> <BR> I hope we can all share tips and tricks! Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:27:45 EST New to this team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x35244471 Hi all. I am excited about this team. I've been on SparkPeople since March and have lost 25 pounds. I have 5 kids and we are self-employed, so budget cooking is BIG in our house. That means I have to make every calorie and dollar count. I love to cook, especially from my new America's Test Kitchen cookbook and I'd rather arrange all my calories around dinner so I can make food my family will eat. Can't wait to hear new ideas. Tue, 6 Jul 2010 20:41:32 EST New Team Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x32141178 Just wanted to say hi to everyone. I live in Michigan, land of the unemployed. Although my husband and I are just now getting caught up from the last layoff, I'm still trying to keep the food budget low while maintaining healthy home cooked foods for every meal. <BR> <BR> I have noticed that since we started this in December, there has been a noticeable difference in our spending habits. I quit smoking and quit drinking soda, so that has saved a lot of money by itself. I think the vending... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:40:04 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x29792423 Hi everyone my name is Lorri. I am new to this team. I live outside a very small town is Missouri called Hunnewell. I have been married for 21 years. We just bought a small farm last year. I have diabetes and a very small budget so this seems like a good team for me. I hope to get to know you all better in the near future. <em>213</em> Tue, 17 Nov 2009 02:47:52 EST Gifts in a jar for Christmas or anytime! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x29297980 Pumpkin Pie creamer <BR> <BR> 4 tsps.ground cinnamon <BR> 2 tsps.ground ginger <BR> 2 tsps.nutmeg <BR> 1 tsp.ground cloves <BR> 1 tsp.allspice <BR> 1 cup non-dairy creamer <BR> <BR> Combine all ingredient together bledned well. Sun, 25 Oct 2009 13:44:59 EST Health article concern Check it out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x29261513 I am sending this to all of my contacts and you should too!! <BR> <BR> I also verified this with snopes.com and it is TRUE!!! <BR> <BR> Warning for all parents/grandparents <BR> <BR> Yesterday, my youngest daughter, Halle who is just 4 years old, was <BR> rushed to the ER by her father for being severely lethargic and incoherent in her classroom. He was called to her school by the school secretary who said that she was 'VERY VERY SICK'! <BR> He told me that when he arrived at her... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:52:03 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x26761313 Hi my name is Tammy, I am very excited to join your team. We currently live in Misawa Japan. I have been married for 12 years and have 2 beautiful kids. I love to cook for my family, and hope to get some great tips on how to shop on a budget! Sat, 4 Jul 2009 03:43:29 EST Hello, new to the whole site.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x24129864 Hi, I'm new, for a few weeks now...at first i didn't get the hang of singing in everyday, but now i do...then i didn't get the hang of exercising and noting what i have eaten the whole day..but now the nutrition i kind of have the hang of...i guess you can say i am on a budget...sometimes maybe not...its just my SO rushes me through the Grocery store Fast. and a lot of the times i forget the stuff i really need. i would go myself but i live in the middle of nowhere where i have to wait for hi... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 20:01:30 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x22762862 My name is Tiffany. I am new to this group. I was born and raised in Kitchener, ON Canada. I moved to California with my dog 4 years ago to marry my husband. Right now I am unemployed, looking for a new job, and going to school at the local college here. It's sure hard to eat on a budget and eat healthy, but I am sure trying. I look forward to getting to know you all. Tue, 10 Feb 2009 01:20:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x21860897 I just found this group and its a great idea! We have started the new year with a new budget to stay on track and I have decided to try to lose weight and get healthy at the same time, not so budget friendly, so I am looking for creative ways to make yummy healthy food on a budget. Anyway I my name is Kim and live in Callander Ontario. I am the mother of a 9 year old boy and blissfully married. Hope to share lots of ideas here with you all! Wed, 14 Jan 2009 13:58:21 EST Soups & Stews http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x21656785 Looking for a recipe for 15 bean soup Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:13:16 EST Inexpensive gifts for Anytime of the year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x20410167 SNOWMAN SOUP <BR> <BR> 1-individual packet hot chocolate mix <BR> 2-3- Chocolate kiss candies <BR> 10-15-mini-marshmallows <BR> 1-small candy cane <BR> <BR> Assenble in a gift bag,Gift mug or small zipper food sorage bag. <BR> <BR> Attach:This poem below: <BR> <BR> Was told you've been real good this year. <BR> Always glad to hear it! <BR> With freezing weather drawing near, <BR> You'll need to warm the spirit. <BR> So here's a little snowman soup <BR> Complete with stirring stick. <BR> ... Sat, 22 Nov 2008 11:29:29 EST Introduce yourslef http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26536x19234164 My name is Tracy a single parent of three children ages 14yrs.,13yrs.,4yrs..And money is very tight so I have founds ways to keep the cost down and still have fun with my children. Fri, 10 Oct 2008 20:55:47 EST Salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x19233894 Watermelon Pickles <BR> <BR> 3 pounds white portion watermelon rind, cubed <BR> 5 cups sugar <BR> 2 cups cider vinegar <BR> 1 cup water <BR> 1 Tbsp. whole cloves <BR> 1 Tbsp. whole allspice <BR> 3 cinnamon sticks, 3 inches each <BR> 1 lemon, sliced <BR> <BR> Put watermelon cubes in a large pot with enough salted water to cover. Soak overnight. Drain. Cover with fresh, cold water and bring to a boil. Cook over low heat until tender. Drain. In another large pot, combine sugar, vinegar and... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 20:41:12 EST Desserts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x19233806 Apple Crisp <BR> <BR> 6 apples, peeled and sliced <BR> 1 cup brown sugar <BR> 1/2 cup oatmeal <BR> 1/2 cup flour <BR> 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened <BR> 1 tsp. cinnamon and/or nutmeg <BR> 1/4 cup water <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange apples in well greased baking dish. Blend all remaining ingredients; but water. Spread evenly over top of apples. Pour water over the topping. Bake 45 minutes until apples are tender and top is crisp. Makes 6 servings. <BR> <BR> Peach Crisp ... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 20:36:46 EST Main dishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x19233699 <BR> Turkey Mushroom Casserole <BR> <BR> 6-7 cups of dried and cubed rolls or bread <BR> 2 cups turkey or ham, cooked <BR> 1-8 oz. can of mushrooms, drained <BR> 11 large eggs, beaten <BR> 3 1/2 cups milk <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning <BR> 1-2 cups Swiss cheese, grated <BR> <BR> In a well greased 9x13 pan arrange bread cubes. Next layer turkey and mushrooms. Whisk together eggs, milk and seasonings. Pour on top of bread, turkey and mushrooms. Cover with plastic wrap and... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 20:31:33 EST Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x19233514 Baking Mix <BR> <BR> 9 cups flour 2 tsp. salt <BR> 2/3 cup dry milk 1 cup shortening or <BR> 3 Tbsp. baking powder <BR> ½ shortening and ½ butter* <BR> <BR> Mix flour and other dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Use a mixer on low to cut in the shortening to save time. Store in an airtight container up to 6 months. <BR> <BR> This recipes uses a 5-pound sack of flour when doubled. <BR> *Refrigerate if using butter. <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 20:22:21 EST Articles on budgeting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x19233367 Frighteningly Frugal Fun!! <BR> <BR> By Tawra Kellam <BR> <BR> The average American family spends over $100 per year on Halloween goodies. As your kids drag you through aisles full of ghosts and goblins, the scariest thing about Halloween is threatening to leave bite marks in your pocketbook. No wonder so many moms flee screaming from the store... <BR> <BR> It can be much less expensive and a lot more fun to devise your own chilling creations. <BR> <BR> Halloween On A Dime is a 32 page b... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 20:15:21 EST Chat Corner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26536x19233300 Welcome to the eating on a budget and enjoying! Fri, 10 Oct 2008 20:11:20 EST