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Cheap and Healthy: Bananas

See also: Lentils Zucchini It’s banana day! This is particularly good timing since they are on sale at Aldi for $0.29/pound, and no that was not planned. Bananas are technically a berry. The high amount of vitamin B6 in one banana makes them a great source of quick energy. Growing up, I thought they had a weird texture and I went through a phase where I really didn’t like them. Tristan has the same texture issue so he just squishes it around his place at the table and  ...

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Frugal Food, Healthy food tips

Cheap and Healthy: Lentils

For the next few Mondays I will be sharing some of my favorite healthy basics and a few ways to eat them. Enjoy!  Lentils Lentils are technically a legume, and they are a very common ingredient in middle eastern dishes, mostly curry or stew, or served over rice. High in zinc, iron, and phosphorus, with a solid 26g protein per 100g raw, they are an excellent addition to anyone’s diet, but especially pregnant women and people with anemia. There are many different colors of lentils. The  ...

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How to Get Healthy Food for Cheap – Without Coupons!

Yes, it’s true. I used to be an extreme couponer. I spent hours each week clipping, organizing, planning, and executing my multiple-transaction purchases. I had enough deodorant, shampoo, hair dye, toothpaste, and non-perishable food products to last me a good 3 years. And then I went hippie. Related: Download my ebook, Dirt Cheap Nutrition, for free!  When you make your own toothpaste and deodorant because you are concerned about toxic chemical overload, $0.25 toothpaste isn’t  ...

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How to eat organic for FREE

Happy Monday friends! The biggest argument I hear to healthy eating (that honestly, I’ve given myself) is “it’s too expensive!” So today I wanted to show you how you can actually eat organic food for free. Yes, free. When we first got married, I brought my amazon prime account into our marriage. Which was super awesome because not only did we get free shipping on basically anything, but we had access to the Prime movies – yay free entertainment! Right after we  ...

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