- Check your local adverts. Many products go on special in regular intervals, if you can figure out the ‘pattern’ and buy some of your favorite products when they go on special, you can really save up.
- Sign up for your local supermarket’s discount card.
- Freeze excess produce. If you have purchased too much produce and are worried about spoilage, consider freezing your fruit and vegetables. This will not decrease the nutritional value and also works out well for future soup or smoothie recipes.
- Plan a grocery list. Impulse purchases can really add up, so instead of grabbing random eats that look appetizing at the moment and will actually collect dust in the cupboard, plan a healthy grocery list of essentials in advance.
- Buy in bulk. This can save you quite a bit of money in the long run. It’s a good idea to stock up on items that aren’t likely to spoil when they are on sale, for example: peanut butter. You can also buy produce in bulk and freeze (as mentioned above).
- Choose generic brands. Many worry about the quality of generic brands, but quite often the generic brands are actually produced by brand name factories with extra capacity. There will not be a noticeable difference in quality, plus you will slash costs.
- Visit your local Farmer’s Market and buy in season. Many assume that Farmer’s Markets are more expensive, but in most cases this isn’t true. Buying your produce in season is also much more cost-effective and will taste fresher.
- Carry a water bottle. This will keep you from buying potentially more expensive items like juice, soda, or energy drinks while you are out.
- Pack your lunch and cook more meals at home. Though it is fun for a treat to eat out, your wallet and your body will thank you if you make an effort to eat at home. You know exactly what you are putting into your food and saving money, win-win.
- Start a garden. While this may be an initial investment, growing a few key items in your own home will repay your investment many times over, not only with regards to cost, but also convenience.
I hope you’re all well, happy and feeling fierce and fabulous. I’m not :( A lot has happened this year for me, I got knocked around a lot this year and I lost touch with myself. I stopped looking after myself and making sure my body was in top condition.
Truth is, I don’t feel good about myself, or my body.
I went shopping yesterday and I caught sight of my body in the mirror while trying to find some new jeans. Things were a little more snug then usual, and when I had a good look at myself in the mirror, I guess you could say I had a shock. I’m not a big girl, I never have been, but I know what I’m comfortable in and what makes me uncomfortable. What I saw made me VERY uncomfortable. My tummy and thighs looked bigger than they used too, my butt looked less perkey, my arms looked like sausages, and I just didn’t like what I saw.
I know that this year has knocked me around a lot, and I know I stopped looking after myself this year. I really “let myself go”. But I say NO MORE! No more pushing my health to the bottom of my priorities. No more being happy eating junk because it’s quick and easy. No more putting myself and my well being last to everyone around me. I made this blog for a reason, because I made a healthy choice. I am making that choice again and I’m keeping it. One step at a time, one day at a time, I will do this, because I can.
*cheers and applause play in my head right now*
I don’t like putting it like this… but I’m making a come back, I know what I want so I’m reaching out my hand and taking it. Lets F$@#*!G do this!!!!!!!!!
A nice set of grocery lists for different types of people or types of food you want to get. I got all these from 10000steps but I am just putting them in one post. Enjoy! :D
Colorful, healthy, raw, vegan salad with cashew salad cream and organic, gluten free vegetable chips…RECIPE