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4 Ideas on Eating Healthy on a Budget

The most common complaint by people who desire to start eating healthier foods is the price for these foods at the grocery store. If you’ve ever compared the prices of organically grown apples to regular apples then you know how much more expensive the organic ones are. The same is true for whole grain crackers versus regular white crackers.

However, not everything is just like it first appears. Maybe it is more expensive to buy whole grain crackers, but what if you bought a bag of whole wheat flour and made your own snacks? You would be able to make a lot more snacks with that bag of flour than you would be able to buy for the same price. Sometimes, we have to change the way we think about health foods and their prices in order to get the most bang for our buck. Below are a few tips.

1. Cheaper isn’t always better. It’s easy to get excited over a good deal – like a $2 bag of potato chips that you’ve got an additional coupon for. However, we all know how unhealthy potato chips are. Y…

4 Tips on Saving Money on Food

There are certain necessities everyone needs to survive, one of these is food. However, with the shape of the economy, people are looking for ways to cut back and save money. It is possible to save money on the foods you eat, even if you are eating healthier foods! Below are some tips to help you do this.

1. Eating Food from Home So much money is wasted when we choose to go out to eat, whether it’s for a quick lunch or dinner at a restaurant. Not only is a lot of money wasted when we eat out, but most of the time, the food is not as healthy either. Therefore, you can eat healthier meals and save money by eating food from home.

Does this mean you have to eat all of your meals at home? Nope. If you work away from home, consider packing your own lunch and eating at the office. If you cook meals at home, then simply bring leftovers for work the next day. You can even bring your own tea, coffee and/or snacks with you to work, which will save you even more money.

2. Stay Away from Fast Fo…

Kids Lunches Around the World with Little Passports

We received our first month of our Global Adventure in the mail this week. The first month comes with a little suitcase to keep all the goodies they get each month, introduces them to a story and includes activities. The next month they will jump into their first country, which they give clues as to where it is. I think this is a fun way for kids to learn more about countries around the world. And what kid doesn't want something of their own to come in the mail, I know mine love that!
Lunches Around the World with Little Passports! Kids around the world are preparing to go back to school—that means homework, new friends and … lunch? Yes, that’s right! Let’s visit different countries and see what yummy food the school kids eat every day!
France- French children enjoy a 3 or 4-course meal that is made from high-quality ingredients, and are mostly made from scratch. The children all sit in the same eating area, the cafeteria. An interesting fact is that there are no vending m…

Tips for Getting Kids to Eat Healthy

With all of the junk foods out there today, getting kids to eat healthy can be a trick. In fact, many kids associate the term “healthy food” with something yucky. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t change your kids’ minds about healthy foods and get them to enjoy eating healthy. Below are some tips to help your kids eat healthy.
Tips for Getting Kids to Eat Healthy  1. Hide the Vegetables.
For young children who adamantly refuse to eat veggies, hide them! Here’s how:
Add pureed winter squash, carrots or sweet potatoes into cheese sauce.Steam a few veggies (broccoli, carrots, green beans, etc.) and put in a blender with a jar of spaghetti sauce. Blend them all together and serve over spaghetti. Your kids will never know they’re eating veggies too!Mince veggies such as broccoli and add to homemade pizza – it’ll never be noticed.Learn more about hiding vegetables and recipes to try. 2. Take it slow and replace one food at a time.
Getting kids to eat healthy can be like pulling tee…

Zucchini Crust Pizza Pie

Do you have a garden that is booming with zucchini?

Zucchini Pie
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup shredded mozzarella, divided
1/4 lb ground meat (beef, pork, turkey, chicken, or omit)
1 small onion, diced
1 cup tomato sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp fresh (or 1 tsp dried) oregano
pizza toppings as desired
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and oil a pie pan with olive oil or cooking spray. Mix the shredded zucchini with salt in a bowl and let stand for 15 minutes.

Dump the zucchini into a colander to drain liquid, then take paper towels and squeeze zucchini to absorb more of the liquid. Put dried zucchini into a bowl and add the egg and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, mix well to combine.

Press the zucchini/mozzarella mixture into the pie pan, evenly pressing it on the bottom to form a 'pizza crust.' Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until slightly browned and set up.

The cheese and egg will bind the zucchini together. When baked, remove …

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