Here’s a question that a reader of Simply Frugal would love some help with:
I am a single person, trying to live frugally. I have it down in every other area of my life, but when it comes to meal planning and buying food, I seem to waste alot. How do you eat healthy and frugally when you are single?
Can you help her out with some awesome suggestions?
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I thought that many of you would enjoy this post by Mama and Baby Love. It’s all about freezer cooking with a slow cooker!
That is my style of freezer cooking, because you don’t have to actually cook anything before you freeze it!
Okay, so this is probably one of the simplest fruits you can freeze, but I thought I’d let you know how I do it!
Yesterday I had the opportunity to pick some raspberries with a friend. We tried to pay, but she wouldn’t take our money! What an unexpected blessing! Since it’s just my husband and I, I knew we wouldn’t be able to eat them all before they went bad so I decided to freeze some for smoothies or whatever we fancy.
Here’s the the instructions for the simplest fruit to freeze:
I really like freezing fruits as I think they’re often easier to freeze then canning. And I like the fact that I freeze them in their natural state. No added sugar!
Download a free copy of Dr. Sears’ L.E.A.N. Start section on Traffic Light Eating and Portion Control from the L.E.A.N Start Parent’s Guide!
100Daysof RealFood.com has a supermarket real food cheat sheet available for free download (pdf)! The family behind 100 Days of Real Food recently took a real food pledge where they did not eat any highly processed foods for 100 days. They couldn’t eat anything out of package with more than 5 ingredients or anything containing white flour or refined sugar (among other things).
The cheat sheet they have available is an 11-page list of all the items you could buy from the supermarket without breaking the “real food” rules. So it is basically all of the foods in the grocery store that are not highly processed.
Although the cheat sheet lists thing you can get at Earth Fare (a US business) you can still apply mos tof the items to any store in Canada!
PowerBar has many free Sports Nutrition Guides that provide in-depth nutrition research, recommendations, and tips, including sample meal plans and nutrition worksheets to get the most out of your nutrition before, during, and after your game or practice.
The General Sports Nutrition handout is available to anyone one with outregistering on PowerBar.com. The other specialized sport nutrition guides are available for free after you register (free)
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Today I Ate a Rainbow is a family run business passionate about creating tools to help parents and caregivers, raise kids with healthy eating habits. Their most popular product, so far, is the Rainbow Kit. Here’s a bit more information about The Rainbow Kit:
Today I Ate A Rainbow!™” is an interactive nutritional chart that makes eating fruits and vegetables fun for your children! Consisting of a colourful rainbow chart and bright cartoon magnets this tool will allow your children to easily track the fruits and vegetables they eat throughout the day.
This package contains the complete Today I Ate A Rainbow!™ chart and The Rainbow Bunch book. These tools turn healthy eating into a fun challenge!
The package contains the following:
• Complete “Today I Ate A Rainbow!™” Chart
• 1 Today I Ate A Rainbow!™ chart
• 4 sets of coloured magnets
• 4 achievement magnets
• 2 fridge magnets
• 1 colour-coded shopping list
• The Rainbow Bunch Book
• BONUS! Rainbow Bookmark
Today I Ate a Rainbow would like to offer Simply Frugal readers a 10% discount on the purchase of a kit.
Use coupon code: FRUGAL
Expires: December 31, 2010
Click here to shop online at Today I Ate a Rainbow!
Now for the giveaway of the Rainbow Kit!
For extra entries you can:
Please leave what you did for an extra entry, in a separate comment.
This giveaway is open to Canadians only and will end at 4pm PST Wednesday, November 24, 2010. I will draw the winner’s name that evening using Random.org and post the winner the following morning. I will also send an email to the winner. Good luck!