You'll save more by switching thing from premade/packaged foods to staple whole foods: 1. uncles bens minute rice - bulk food white/brown rice 2. fruit cups - buy produce, chop up into tupperware, n store 3. spaghetti sauce - make your own, its easy and cheaper! 4. ketchup/mayo - make your own, its easy and cheap! 3. lemonades/teas - make your own, its easy and cheap!
People don't think to make their own stuff, but most of it is much cheaper to make yourself, and it tastes good
I have found that I can afford mostly organic products when i stick to buying only simple and whole foods (rices, fresh/frozen fruits and veggies, oats, barley, beans, nuts, chicken, turkey). The things that are pricey are anything premade or preserved! I make my own sauces, teas , etc! YUM!
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In order to prevent that "mindless eating" that can occur when you buy larger packages of snack foods (such as crackers, almond, etc.), I keep snack size Ziploc baggies on hand. As soon as I bring the food home, I divide it out into "actual serving size" portions in the baggies, and store them in the cupboard. Then when I want a snack, I can just grab one of the pre-packaged baggies & not worry about the extra calories from over-estimating what I've eaten.
Well, I just started reading labels on all package foods that I "used" to buy....and I realize that there was very little food in these packages! Most of it was preservatives and things/words I couldn't even pronounce. Now I only eat fresh foods and very little prepared/package goods!
I've lost weight/fat....feel much better, energy level has been fantastic. And I'm sleeping well. My overall health has improved and my attitude is heightened something positive is happening to me though all of my changes! Can't explain it but I feel great!
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