(a.k.a. “We need to cut the cable, and sweet Mary Moses what in the tarnation happened to my retirement fund?”)
Don’t look now, but she seems to have a few money-saving tips under that snazzy red cape of hers. But be forewarned!
To increase nutrition and decrease spending, you will need to reintroduce yourself to, none other than…
So without furter adieu, may I present to you, Le Stove.
Les pots and pans.
Les Spoons and stuff.
That’s right. Good, old-fashioned home-cooking. It may seem like a major inconvenience at first, but once you put a little time into the planning portion of the meals, you’ll find the rest of the prep falls right into place. Not only that, but soon you will find that home cooking with fresh ingredients tastes so much better than processed, chemical-laden, fat-drenched foods from a package or a chain restaurant. (Fitness Friday Girl shudders at the thought of such things)
Beans and lentils are very versatile and healthy. They’re good for your heart, low in calories, high in fiber, protein, and iron and they’re a great meat substitute! The fiber in beans can help lower your cholesterol, keep you regular, remove toxic, cancer-causing substances from your digestive tract, and help keep your blood sugar stable. You can buy them canned or dried to make soups, stews, burritos, bean salad, chili, beans and rice or simply as a side dish.
oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, lemons, papayas, cabbages: red, white and green; leeks, broccoli, cauliflower
oranges, tangelos, grapefruit, lemons, papayas, broccoli, cauliflower
pineapples, mangoes, zucchini, rhubarb, artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli, lettuce
cherries, pineapples, apricots, okra, zucchini, rhubarb, artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli, lettuce
watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, cherries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, corn, lettuce
watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, blueberries, peaches, apricots, kiwi, raspberries, plums, cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, corn, green beans, lettuce
watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, blueberries, peaches, apricots, kiwi, raspberries, plums, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, tomatoes, summer squash, green beans, lettuce
grapes, pomegranates, persimmons, eggplants, pumpkins, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce
cranberries, apples, pomegranates, grapes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, winter squash, broccoli, spinach, lettuce
cranberries, oranges, tangerines, pears, pomegranates, persimmons, pumpkins, winter squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, spinach
pears, oranges, tangelos, grape fruit, tangerines, papayas, pomegranates, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower
bananas, potatoes, celery
In the Cooper home, we view our healthy eating as an investment into our future. Like anything worthwhile in life, it takes some effort, some planning and some time. The way we see it, we’re going to pay one way or another—either now by way of a slightly increased grocery bill, or later by way of our failing health and outrageous medical bills.
Which reminds me…did y’all know there’s some kind of health-care crisis in America?????