I shop 3 -4 times a week now instead of once a week . That way I have the freshest produce and meats and my meals are prepared with optimal products. Using ingredients made from scratch are healthier and tastier. My family has noticed the difference in quality too.
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I love fresh food from the garden and that is winding down now. Have sweet potatoes to dig, 3 melons, peanuts, carrots, peppers, and a few tomatoes. I am going to have fresh food during the winter. I have lettuce, spinach, peppers, cucumbers, blueberries, raspberries and tomatoes in my garage and i am going to keep them going, I hope. There is nothing better than what you grow. Does anyone else grow during the winter in the cold regions?
Put down the frozen, processed, low-cal, low-carb, low-fat franken foods! When I cook with just a few quality, fresh, whole ingredients, I find I am satisfied with a smaller portion. Nothing beats fresh produce, in-season, from a local farmer. Look for quality organic local meats and keep your costs down by reducing your portion sizes. You'll lose weight, put better fuel in your body, and support your local food systems, all at once.
Local organic food is better for our bodies, and for the earth. The food uses much less energy to get from the farm to your plate, and thus has a much lower environmental impact. A recent study found that organic food is healthier, and helps regenerate quality soil.
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