Tag:saving money

Clean and Healthy Eating on Food Stamps

By | August 20th, 2015|Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|

What CAN be bought on food stamps?

Four Easy Swaps To Cut Calories

By | July 17th, 2015|Healthy Eating|

For me, the hardest thing to do was giving up some of my favorite vices. I loved mayo. Looooved fruit punch. Loooooooved ice cream floats. I'm just not someone who likes the idea of giving up what I'd considered staples in my diet - yes, mayo was a staple... I even enjoyed a [...]

How To Dine With Nutrition In Mind

By | March 11th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Food 101, Healthy Eating|

Once upon a time, I used to work at a certain restaurant... that shall remain nameless. Not out of their protection, but because the experience was so awful, that I think mentioning their name today might ruin my good morning. I was a server - even pinned as one of the best they had, thank [...]

Q&A Wednesday: Doing It At The Desk

By | February 19th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday|

"Do a post with exercises that can be performed at the desk in the office during breaks?" Why not?

Fitting Clean Eating Into A Busy Life

By | October 3rd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Tools For Weight Loss|

Today... is Earth Day. A day where we all try to do a little something to help preserve the planet where we live. It's an opportunity to bring awareness to the fact that we give to the Earth as well as take from it... so put forth an effort to give as harmlessly as possible [...]

Save Money On Groceries: Buy It In Bulk

By | October 2nd, 2014|Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|

Yesterday, I was told that a certain monolith-sized coffee shop chain sells oatmeal, now. At minimum, two dollars a serving. At my regular trip to the grocery store, I just paid two dollars for a pound and a half worth of oats to make my own oatmeal. That's gonna last me... about three weeks. I [...]

Pesticides: When Organic Matters (Or Doesn’t)

By | August 15th, 2014|Supermarket Swindle, The Recessionista|

Three rules of thumb to help a beginner understand which foods should be organic.

Take A Peek Inside My Grocery List

By | July 28th, 2014|Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|

So, I guess people are wondering what a clean grocery bill looks like, right? Well, I'll do my best to share what grocery shopping with me looks like, and how my little one and I are able to manage. First, I hit up the frozen veggie section. Here, I pick up frozen onions, pepper blends, [...]

Save Money On Groceries: Go… Smaller?

By | July 22nd, 2014|The Recessionista|

In contrast to the "buy it in bulk" message, consider buying the smaller sizes, too!

Save Money On Groceries: Go Frozen!

By | June 23rd, 2014|The Recessionista|

Have you ever considered buying the store brand frozen veggies? No? What's your grocery bill lookin' like?

The Case Against Clean Eating — Wait, What?

By | May 5th, 2014|Clean Eating Boot Camp, Clean Eating Boot Camp 2013, Food 101, Healthy Eating|

All the reasons in the world why clean eating is a myth, a joke, blah blah blah.

Save Money On Groceries: Buy The Private Label (Go Generic!)

By | April 8th, 2014|The Recessionista|

Continuing on the "Save Money On Groceries" series... buy generic!

5 Reasons You’re Spending Too Much On Eating Clean

By | January 28th, 2014|Healthy Eating|

Five guesses as to why you may be spending too much on learning how to eat clean.

Is Healthy Produce Really More Expensive?

By | November 25th, 2013|Clean Eating Boot Camp|

...when people are balking at the price of healthy eating.... they're talking about the price of each individual item...

Three Great Ways To Exercise At Home

By | October 17th, 2013|Exercise 101|

When I first started out with exercise, I would take my daughter to the gym in our apartment complex during the hours when most people were expected to be at work. However... during certain seasons, the gym becomes a 24-hour pick-up spot. No matter the hour, it was always full of people. It became less [...]

Save Calories AND Money: Make Your Own Jams and Jellies

By | October 3rd, 2013|Cook It Yourself, Healthy Eating, Recipes|

One switch that I was glad that I made was going from jelly to making my own. While jelly within itself is still a minimal amount of calories, there's no nutritional value to it because of the high fructose corn syrup and, well... the fact that there's no actual fruit in it. Seriously, I buy [...]

Saving Money On Groceries: Buy It In Season

By | August 12th, 2013|Food 101, Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|

There's nothing worse than knowing that once that winter frost hits, tomatoes are going to go through the roof. I mean, I love the bright sun, the warm days and the late nights that come with the summertime, but I'ma keep it real. The best thing that summer can do for me is bring the [...]

Food 101: The Problem With Processed Foods

By | April 16th, 2013|Food 101, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|

I've been wanting to write about this for a while, now, but you know how sometimes... you just don't know where to begin? Something is so screwed up from all sides, that there's no possible way to make sense of it from it's head or it's heels? Yeah, that's kind of this processed food thing. [...]

Sweet Potato Butter

By | April 2nd, 2013|Recipes|

Upon visiting the grocery store, I learned that the sweet potatoes were only $0.29 per pound. Twenty-nine cents per pound. Ahhhhhhh, I'm in heaven! So not only did I buy up their entire selection, I got them home and started conspiring on how to make use of 'em all. Enter... my sweet potato butter. While [...]

What Tips Does “America’s Cheapest Family” Have For You?

By | February 28th, 2013|Supermarket Swindle|

America's cheapest family... but are they purchasing quality ingredients?