Life, Love and my passion for cooking

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Carson City, NV, United States
I grew up in Illinois in a small town. I moved to California in May of 2000.In that time I have experienced life, love and my passion for cooking. We now live in Nevada. I hope to take my passion for cooking to a new level.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Eating healthy on a budget

Creating new dishes is sometimes a challenge. We like to eat healthy and eating healthy on a budget requires some thought. Many people feel it is too expensive to eat healthy. So, why not just avoid it and drive through the local fast food joint for dinner? Well, I say it is less expensive to eat healthy at home. I am able to shop for fruits, veggies, fish, poultry and occasional red meat for around $65 dollars every two weeks, this also includes lunches for Adam to take to work the next day.
 I have found a great place to shop for all our needs. I buy all of my fruits and veggies at Sprouts farmers market. Everything is cheaper than the local grocery store. I can buy bell peppers for .$88 cents a piece verses bell peppers that are 2 or 3 dollars each at your local store. When I buy meat I like to go to our local butcher, "Orchards". They carry handmade chicken sausages, chicken breasts, whole chickens, pork roasts and any red meat, also fresh wild caught salmon. If I plan it right I can go on Wednesdays which is 20% off each item if you pay in cash. I then freeze items in ziplocks and take it out as we eat them. This is something simple I can do to save money. Here are the websites for each place.
http://www.orchardsfresh.com/

http://sprouts.com/home.php

1 comment:

  1. Hooray!!! The site looks great! And I love the name!!! I'm so excited and can't wait for you to start sharing some of your amazing recipes with the world!

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