We have a single-stream recycling pick-up every two weeks - that means all cardboard, pasteboard, plastics (not bags, but bottles, milk jugs, etc), unbroken glass jars/bottles, aluminum & steel cans (we have a list!) can all be collected and put into the bin. Then it is weighed and we get "Recycle Bank Points" for it. WIN!
So...when I walk, I bring along bags and pick up recyclable items and carry them home. Sometimes it's extra "weight" (think strength training along with cardio, right?) - WIN!
...and then when I get home, it goes into the recycling bin, including newspapers. I track my points on their website (RecycleBank.com) and have already earned enough for a $10 gift card from Walmart. WIN!
Plus... There's a forth WIN - the local community looks just a little bit nicer! !WIN!
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I add vegetables to pre-made or canned stews, soups, and chilis to make them last longer, reduce the amount of calories per serving and sodium I ingest, and keeps me fuller. In the long run, this seems to save money, too. It's also a great way to use leftover vegetables, or last night's leftovers. Might also be a good way to get kids to eat more veggies without them noticing. It's win-win-win-win.
Pre-made things don't have enough veg servings in them.This saves calories because the additional veggies make me full with just 1 serving of the soup. Like, I added mushrooms to beef chili. Has all nutritional benefits from the mushrooms, and they soaked up lots of flavor and sodium.
I've found hands down the best way to save on groceries is to grow my own. For every dollar I spend on the garden I harvest $5-10 in groceries. And quite frankly food doesn't get any healthier than fresh from the garden, still warm from the sun. It's also a great workout, you can pick up a really nice rototiller for half the price of a gym membership. Win-win-win baby.
hi all i find have snacks ready to eat when you really need a pick me up say mid morning or late afternoon i have fruit and veg ready to snack on in the fridge. carrot sticks either bought or home made which are cheaper to make yourself and you need to use some energy/calories to make them so its win win win raw broccoli and cauli are good to munch on and crispy too and grapes green or red strawberries and raspberries are easy to eat and sweet so can help with a sweet tooth too enjoy
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