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grilling 2 for 1

We grilled lean burgers last night. While we were at it, we grilled chicken sausages for dinner tonight. Now we have low fat fare with smokey flavor to look forward to enjoying tonight! When grilling out, plan for 2 meals.

- Submitted by CHARLOTTE1947 5/9/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Plan your fiber intake early in the day

It's hard (for me, anyway) to get all the fiber I need. So, in the morning, I decide how to get it in for the day and plan around that for at least one meal. Usually, it's a high fiber cereal, but I like to work in beans into a meal, if possible. When all else fails, there's always Metamucil.

- Submitted by CHARLOTTE1947 4/27/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Make your own baby food

Puree the adult foods (not the spicy ones) that you make in a crock pot, like soups and stews or your cooked fresh veggies. I use a blender. Pour the puree into ice cube trays and heat for your little one for a delicious homemade meal. Beats the jars of baby food every time. My baby loved them! And it saves a bundle of money!

- Submitted by CHARLOTTE1947 4/22/2011 in Saving Money | 4 Comments
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Diapers

This isn't an idea for everyone, but if you're a stay at home parent who's suffering the recession, go with cloth diapers. When we were young with an infant, we had no other choice. We survived.

- Submitted by CHARLOTTE1947 4/14/2011 in Saving Money | 4 Comments
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GasBuddy.com

Go there to see who's selling the cheapest gas in your community. It updates daily.

- Submitted by CHARLOTTE1947 4/5/2011 in Saving Money | 1 Comment
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Double your money

Fold the bills in half and stick them back in your pocket. Then put them in a savings account!

- Submitted by CHARLOTTE1947 4/2/2011 in Saving Money | 1 Comment
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Buy generic

When you purchase OTC medicines, check the labels of the name brands, then the labels of the generic products placed next to them on the shelf. You will find they contain exactly the same ingredients in the same proportions. Then, check the price difference. Go with generic!

- Submitted by CHARLOTTE1947 3/30/2011 in Saving Money | 2 Comments
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Save on meats

Last week someone posted on saving by buying produce on the last shelf day in the store. Great idea! Do the same with meat. Keep an open mind about what to prepare for supper until you see what bargains the butcher has on sale. Then buy, prepare and serve that evening! Meats sold on the last sale date are perfectly safe to eat, and sometimes 40 - 50% off the regular price.

- Submitted by CHARLOTTE1947 3/13/2011 in Saving Money | 6 Comments
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Re-examine Your Nutrition Tracker

I was really getting sick of the same old foods after 8 months, so I went back to my My Nutrition tracker from several months earlier and found foods there that I had forgotten about that helped me lose weight. You can look up old information and it may refresh your dietary ideas.

- Submitted by CHARLOTTE1947 3/4/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Check this site regularly.

Check the "Saving Money" site on a regular basis. It will give you great ideas, and keep fiscal responsibility on your mind along with your healthy life style!

- Submitted by CHARLOTTE1947 3/2/2011 in Saving Money | 0 Comments
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