Well hello there! It's so good to see you all. Let me ask you a question! What have you been eating?
I know many of you have a certain amount of money to spend a month for food, and I wonder what you buy with your dough. Do you buy food or items that are sort of food? Let's chat about the items that are sort of foods first. We still adore treats from our childhood. Even though we are not children anymore, we still fall into eating like a child!
Let's start with sodas, shall we? Who doesn't love an ice cold sugar rush, but at what cost? You can also get your sweet kick in other aisles of your supermarket. Do you still take a stroll down candy lane, or do you wheel yourself to the baked goods area to find cookies like your Grandma baked?
Those have your sweet tooth covered, but what about your salty tooth? When I was a kid growing up, there were 2 kinds of chips: plain and barbecue. Not anymore! Where have all those bags of chips come from? Many are imported from all over the world! There are several varieties of Doritos, Cheetos, and all sorts of crunchy, salty, snacks! Think twice or three times before you put these sorts of foods in your cart.
Spend your hard earned money on foods that are real and will be beneficial to your good health! Only buy the best choices from all the food groups. At the meat counter, get whole chickens to roast and salmon or halibut to grill. Buy strips of turkey and chicken breasts for your casseroles and wok dishes.
The next place to head is to the produce section. Decide what fruits you will eat each day...cantaloupes, strawberries, kiwis, bananas, or peaches that are oh, so sweet! And what veggies will you commit to? Spinach, broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, bok choy, and snow peas?
What grains should you be feeding your tummy? Brown rice, whole wheat products, and of course, don't forget your oatmeal!
Pick dairy products that are high in calcium and low in fat.
Choose your fats carefully olive oil, avocadoes, and while you're picking up an avocado, get your salad ingredients you need to have a fantastic salad once a day!
Besides clipping coupons, watching for sales, and shopping at discount stores, there are other things you can do to save some money. Do your own prep work. Buy a whole chicken and cut it up yourself. Buy a head of lettuce instead of chopped lettuce in a bag. And look for produce that is in season. You can also get some great deals by shopping at your local Farmers' Markets. And hey, you may even want to try growing a few things yourself. Eat wiser, spend your money wiser, and you'll have health, which is the wisest thing you can have!
Now, before I go, you know I have a recipe for you!
Asian Barbequed Chicken
Nutritional Information: 167 Calories, 27 gm Protein, 5.5 gm Carbohydrates, 3.3 gm Fat, mg 73 Cholesterol, 319 mg Sodium
Food Mover Windows to Close: 3 Protein, 1 Extra
Tip: This marinate works great with pork and beef as well.
Try my recipe....and PLAN your food shopping and meals this month. Plan your exercise. And keep dropping by my website to read my Daily Message and get some motivation. Make August your best month yet!
I'll see you on the website!