I save money and eat healthy by slow cooking large amounts of brown rice or beans and then saving meal sized portions in re-usable freezer and microwave safe containers. I also do this with chicken breast I use for salads and sandwiches and it saves me from buying the salty prepared kind.
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Processed foods are loaded with preservatives and chemicals! I limit my meals' ingredients to no more than 25% of prepackaged or processed foods. For example, I like to elevate prepackaged noodles with a homemade sauce and garnish.
This will help you reach your 5-a-day and help keep potentially harmful chemicals out of your system!
If your craving something that is out of your calorie range, create and play in the kitchen to create a new healthier version. Another good one is to use substitues, freeze pudding cups for 3 hours - is just like soft ice cream and alot less calories and portion controlled.
I buy prepackaged yougurts and puddings and freeze early in the day, log it into my calories, and then later on in the day is a substitute for ice cream-
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