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Eating Well Without Busting The Bank July 15, 2011

Filed under: Going Green — rainbowyoga @ 12:59 am

Make these 18 easy food swaps, and go from spendy to savvy.

  • Boxed cold cereal …Bulk or bagged whole-grain flakes or makings for homemade granola
  • Boxed, pouched or canned ready-meals …Bulk or dry-bagged quick-cooking staples (beans, lentils, rice, etc.)
  • Bottled water, juice and soda …Filtered tap water flavored with a splash, squeeze or slice of citrus
  • Extra-virgin olive oil in pretty glass bottles …Extra-virgin olive oil in big tin jugs and decanted at home
  • Honey in fancy glass jars …Bulk honey or local honey from the farmers’ market
  • Bagged salad mixes …Whole bunches of greens or bulk field greens
  • Bottled salad dressing … Olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt and fresh pepper, shaken together
  • Boneless, skinless organic chicken breasts … A whole organic chicken
  • 6-ounce yogurt cups … 32-ounce carton of yogurt
  • Pound of steak or burger … Half-pound of same used for flavoring vs. centerpiece
  • Pound of tenderloin or chops … Big cut of meat for multiple-meal purposes
  • Pound of any meat (serves 2 to 4) … 10 pounds of bulk beans and rice, plus flavorings (serves 20)
  • Bag of frozen oven fries … Bag of baby potatoes
  • Package of mozzarella string cheese … Block of mozzarella
  • Fresh thyme sprigs … Thyme leaves plucked from your windowsill plant
  • Organic Gala apples in March … Organic Gala apples in October
  • Organic raspberries from the produce section … Organic raspberries from the frozen section
  • Bottled organic tea … Loose-leaf organic bulk green tea, mint leaves or other herbal mix

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