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9/5/12 1:20 A

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we are trying to use up stuff from the freezer and pantry. Spinach, tomatoes and paneer with rice tomorrow is the plan. A couple of zuke to use too and I find zuke goes with pretty much anything. I have quite a bit of bread from the wkend so might make bread pudding to use that up.

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9/2/12 10:46 P

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Hi all

For me getting cherries for 1.99 is a good price,

Yes love those winter vegetable for making soup , delish

our food here is canada are very expensive not only vegetable and fruit but meat and fish
also,but we have to eat and healty food seem to be more expensive

Going to the farmer market is not cheaper but is a lot better then the store

How much would you say you pay for 2 people for 1 month groceries for me it is around
$600. but i will try to do a list on the weekend for 7 supper and buy only for that and first of all look in my freezer if i do not have that food on my list and see how it cost me
and naturally make sure i have something for breakfast and dinner lol
Let see how much it will cost me , but first i will use what i have at home just buy what is missing.
Is there somebody that is doing that already or they will try this with me to see if we can save and hve good meal all the same





























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9/2/12 10:17 A

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Love this time of the year--the vegetables my gram always called winter vegetables are coming out of local gardens! Can't wait to make her Winter Soup! emoticon

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8/23/12 10:00 P

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I'm in Canada too - and grapes are often at or around $1 a lb. Back in May they were as low as 88c per pound... that was great!

Tomatoes are well priced at the moment in Ontario... and so delicious!

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8/22/12 10:27 P

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I usually pay more than that for cherries, but often get grapes on sale for .99 a pound. (Also in Canada.)

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8/22/12 3:07 P

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love that fruit and veggies are at sale prices now. Having said that, our prices are significantly higher in Canada than in the US where I know most Sparkpeople live.
@$1.49 for grapes is a good price, same for cherries, both of which are in my fridge right now. Truly yummy stuff and worth every penny.

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8/15/12 7:51 P

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Yum!

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7/18/12 8:49 P

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o.O Eggplant pizza? I need to try making one!

Edited by: CELICABOY84 at: 7/18/2012 (20:49)

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2/7/12 8:29 A

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I love grazing in the garden.... Right now I have sugar snap peas that are starting to ripen as well as blood oranges. One pass through the yard and I've eaten a serving of fruit and a serving of veggies! Wow - were they GOOD! emoticon

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Eggplant pizzas are a favorite at our house.

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1/25/12 6:36 A

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It'd be nice to find grapes for a dollar a pound ! I'd definitely buy a lot for that price! Lately , I've been trying to have a big salad each day. Fave lately is a spinach salad(2 c) with a little dried cherries , almond slivers,and blue cheese crumbles.Add a couple handfuls of broccoli slaw, tomatoes,onions, whatever else you like, and splash of vinaigrette , And you have 3 of your 5 -9 freggies right there. I also try to have at least 2 servings of fruit with my hot cereal in the morning. So there's 5 right there, with one meal/ snacks to go.

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1/23/12 8:05 A

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I don't know how good your sale is, but if they are $1.00 a pound or less, I would do it!

(I love grapes.)

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1/23/12 7:16 A

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I'm tempted to buy seedless grapes on special at the moment...

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1/19/12 7:45 P

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So happy that I got to work early and was able to buy papaya from the sidewalk fruit vendor near the office. Only $ 0.25 for half a papaya. Saving it for lunch.

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Roasted veggies rock! I 'll eat things I Normally wouldn't roasted!Like parsnips,fennel(anise), with fresh herbs. Had roasted baby eggplant yesterday...MMMMM! Try asparagus roasted, takes the bitterness out...Adds a sort of a sweetness... That said ,too much probably, I NEED to fit more fruit in my day....though. Going to go eat a banana, and get an apple for snack later....

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10/4/11 9:22 A

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These are great tips!
My new love is roasted veggies. There are tons of healthy recipes on the internet and almost any veggie tastes better roasted.


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9/15/11 8:14 A

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Follow a recipe. Keep 6 fun and interesting recipes for fruits and vegetables on hand
so that eating them is never bland or boring. Vegetarian cookbooks make great resources for everyone.

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Buy unripe produce too. Bring home both yellow and green bananas, for example. Eat the ripe stuff now as the rest ripens later in the week. You'll have fresh food without making multiple grocery runs.

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Add flair with fruit. Raisins, apples and tangerine slices add sweetness and texture
to salads. Apples complement pork, pineapple is great with fish, and orange slices are perfect with chicken.
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I like apple with pork, and pineapple with ham. I don't think I have ever had pineapple with fish, nor orange and chicken, although I love chicken cooked with lemon juice.




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If you have favorite veggie dip recipes to share, here and now would be a good time. emoticon

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Here I will post tips from SP on eating our quota of fruits and veggies.

Feel free to comment, question, or even post additional tips.


1 Dip it. Instead of dipping your
chips and veggies into creamy dressings,
make a healthy dip out veggies--hummus,
chunky salsa, guacamole, and roasted red pepper
dips will help you meet your daily quota.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda
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2007-09.pdf


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