I find eating seasonally is cheaper, because most foods in season are on sale and it helps me keep a varied diet, which I find easier to stick to than the same tired old standby meals!
This also helps me try new foods, that I wouldn't normally be tempted to buy. Iif I've made it three ways and still don't like it then I know to skip it next time it comes in season. We really crave variety and as long as it's paired with a usual dish I rarely hear complaints around the table.
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Also don't waste this opportunity - you will be touching all your stuff anyway, don't keep anything that does not bring you joy, that you don't consider beautiful, that you haven't used in the last 6 months (or seasonally, in the last year), or that you have duplicates of.
1st purge is easy; when it gets down to "the good stuff", use your feelings of uncertainty/confusion/torn as a signal to donate. Call Salvation Army, they pick up good stuff.
Love this magazine - great, easy recipes, accurate nutrition and fitness news/information (several faculty members from the University of Vermont are on the advisory board). Did I mention that the recipes are delicious and healthy? :-)
I like that the magazine emphasizes eating seasonally and locally, but is realistic about it. Most of the recipes use common ingredients or offer substitutions for harder-to-find items. Plus, it's published in Vermont - local pride!
Clemintines are my new favorite pre-workout snack! I'm one of those people who have to have a little something in the half-hour before I hit the gym. At 40 calories a pop this fresh and fruity little gem is the perfect portion of natural sugar and gives me a vitamin C boost that gets me through my workout. They're super easy to peel and seedless, so I don't need to worry about eating them on the go. I toss a couple in my purse every morning and up my fruit and veggie count for the day.
Sometimes called Cuties, you can get California Clemintines seasonally in small crates at Safeway, Trader Joe's (my shopping place of choice, they almost always have them), or Costco for around $6.00. One crate takes me through three weeks, minus my husband's snacking. :)
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