Budget-Friendly Foods

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I have some foods to add to the post I did called “Cheap Healthy Foods” that I found in an article on EverydayHealth.com titled “Top 10 Budget-Friendly Foods (Healthy Ones!)“.

The previous list contained:

  • Green beans (and they last longer than regular salad greens)
  • Potatos (just not as in french fries or calorie laden baked potatos with the fixings)
  • Eggs (I’m a big supporter!)
  • Spinach, or if that is too expensive, iceberg lettuce
  • Apples
  • Carrots (both apples and carrots last long in the fridge)
  • Canned tomatoes and other canned veggies (just rinsed to reduce sodium)
  • Frozen veggies
  • Lean hamburger, drain after browning
  • Canned tuna (my addition!)
  • Oatmeal (my addition)
  • Low fat skim milk (my addition)
  • Protein powder (buy in bulk, and on sale, cheap high quality protein)

The additions from EverydayHealth.com are:

  • Oats (ha!  I added that to the previous list)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Fresh fruit (bananas, oranges)
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned salmon (and tuna, I add)
  • Fat-free yogurt

August 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

Menu Planner

I just wrote about the Eat Right Ontario website and then I clicked on the Menu Planner.  It’s really cool.  You choose your goal, either Healthy Weight, Healthy You or Eat Right for Less.  Then it shows you a weekly menu.  This page has the nutritional content of the meals, servings of your daily requirements (veggies, grains, protein, fats), content of that meal, and an option for substitions for that meal, recipes how to make it…I could go on.  Then they compile your weekly grocery list for those meals. 

It’s pretty handy.  Check it out here: http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/MenuPlanner.aspx#

May 31, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise. Leave a comment.

Fat Loss on a Budget

Here is another interesting article from Oxygen Magazine.  It’s about battling the bulge on a budget.  Here’s the link http://oxygenmag.com/sticktoit .

May 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Interesting Articles. Leave a comment.

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