Eat Well For Cheap

Processed foods can seem cheap but work out the cost per meal and the cost to your health, and good food isn’t that expensive.  My fave foods are eggs, oatmeal, brocolli and apples.  I use my crock pot with cheap cuts of meat and through in some potatos and carrots.  I buy lots of frozen berries when they are on sale.

Men’s Health worked out what are the cheap healthy foods compared to their processed counterparts.  Click here!

The list includes:

  • Eggs
  • Lentils
  • Canola oil
  • Bananas
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Pork loin chops
  • Top sirloin
  • Chicken leg
  • Farmed catfish
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June 1, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Debt-Proof Living

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If you haven’t checked out Mary Hunt’s Debt Proof Living website, do so!  Money stress can add unwanted pounds (remember this post?). Sign up for her daily newsletter and you’ll get tips on how to avoid debt, get out of debt, do things cheaply etc etc.  Today’s was cheap healthy food and here is a recipe of hers:

Garbanzo Bean Soup 

 
  •  1 1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can garbanzo beans
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced

In a blender or food processor, blend 3/4 cup chicken broth, garbanzo beans, tahini, mustard, garlic, and red bell pepper until smooth. Transfer the blended mixture to a saucepan over medium heat. Add the remaining chicken broth and cook until heated through. Serves: 4.

September 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Recipes. Leave a comment.

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.

Cheap Healthy Food

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Not all of us have a money tree to survive the economy.  I’m a student and work as well.  Today I found this article “Healthy Cheap Eats Do Exist” online at The Toronto Star.  If you educate yourself a bit and make small switches with your everyday fare, you can eat healthy on a modest budget.  I guess with the state of the economy cheap processed food aren’t helping the already overweight state of people in the west.  Things to buy for cheap:

  • 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)

July 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. 7 comments.

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