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1/15/11 12:46 P

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welcome cameo boy,sorry i am late joining this.check old threads on this group like the leftovers thread etc.check out the recipes on sp recipes.i find you can ring the changes with things like omlete,noodle or pasta salads,soups even pizza´s(home made of course)that way you can use left overs,make a basic one and put differant veggies etc in to cater for each individual taste if nessacary.hope this helps.

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1/14/11 12:11 A

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Gotta love the web huh? Thanks for the recipe, I'll be making it one night next week :)

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1/13/11 9:16 P

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that's funny about the red lentils and pumpkin recipe link not working. I just tried and got an error too. Then I searched for the recipe and found it and got the same url!!

I will try again and see if it works this time.

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1/13/11 5:40 P

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1/13/11 3:23 P

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Our boys as well as ourselves love fresh fruits and veggies!!!! Rarely so we have frozen processed foods. Mainly because the are so darn spendy and most of the time they do not even taste remotely good.

We have a market in the next town over that buys produce by season from local farmers so we get it for a very good price. I tend to buy lots of peppers when they are on sale and cut into strips or dice them depending on what I need them for and then freeze them. We have recently started converting from white rice to brown rice. I have been mixing them together for make the change easier. i absolutly love my rice cooker! Love my slow cooker too! It's a life saver on those busy sports days. All of our older boys are in sports all year long.

Funny that you said your hubby loves fried rice, mine does too and he makes a wonderful pork fried rice as well as a shrimp one! So yummy!

I tried the link for the red lentil and pumpkin recipe, but it keeps popping up as on error. Did it work for you?

I just picked up a homemade ffrench fry recipe off of a cooking show on tv this morning that sounds awesome! Can't wait to try it! It is also baked so should be yummy! Sweet potatoe fries sound sooooo gooooood right now. I haven't had those in forever. Might just have to make some this weekend :)

Have a great day!

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1/13/11 5:50 A

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No, that is really great! Your kids are not picky eaters and it sounds like they will eat their veggies. You eat plenty of natural foods. It does not sound like you are on a diet of frozen french fries, chips, and processed foods like chicken nuggets.

Stir fries are great! You can put all kinds of things in them and there are lots of low cost veggies. Carrots and onions are almost always cheap. Other veggies can vary with the season. Some people grow their own bean sprouts. I hear it is not hard, although I have not started doing it myself. We often buy veggies that are on clearance. Clearance peppers are great in stir fries.

My husband loves fried rice. We buy huge bags of brown rice. It is very economical that way. (We are lucky to live in an area with lots of Asians.)

Lentils are a great source of protein. They cook quickly too! There are some good lentil recipes here. I have posted a link to one for red lentils with pumpkin over in our winter recipe challenge thread.

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There is another recipe with lentils that I really like. I will go find it and post it over there as well.

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Homemade french fries are very popular with teens. We bake ours in the oven. There is very little fat. For myself, I prefer baked sweet potato fries. Making our own fries is both cheaper and healthier.



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1/12/11 10:33 P

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Thanks! Glad to be here!

We eat so many different foods from stir fry to baked chicken to gilling veggies to mexican food. Our boys will eat almost anything you put in front of them. Sorry, vauge I know, but we never eat the same things close together.

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1/12/11 9:44 P

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Welcome Camogirl!

What sort of foods are you eating now? What do your kids enjoy the most?

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1/12/11 5:43 P

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Hello ;) I am looking for suggestions on meals that are ont only budget friendly, but that my whole family will enjoy. We have teenagers down to a 1 year old. Suggestions for healthy eating on a budget? Also suggestions for lowering grocery bills? Ours is ovewr the top!

Thanks ;)

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