Thursday, October 20, 2016
natural eating - naturopathic eating
If you’re like most people, you’re feeling the pinch right now. Many people are trying to make the most of their food dollars. Here are a couple tips that will allow you to eat well and organically with just a little effort that you can take to the bank.Make a food budget and stick to it. This includes food you make at home as well as eating out.Plan your meals before you shop. Keep an eye on monthly specials and incorporate sale items into your menus.Keep it simple – using fewer ingredients means lower costs and less time cooking!Make a list and stick to it. This really does help you avoid blowing the weekly budget. You might allow yourself just one treat – or let your children choose one special thing each week. Many families find it fun to select a fruit or vegetable item that they have never tried before – this can be exciting for the young ones and you can sneak in a nutritional bonus at the same time!Don’t shop when you are hungry. Time to find a new rationalization for impulse buying.Make it yourself most of the time. Homemade virtually always costs less and tastes better. Homemade tomato sauce, for example, is about half the cost of commercially prepared sauce.Shop the bulk aisle for pantry staples. Most stores now carry bulk items; this allows you to buy exactly the quantity you need and save the cost of packaging.Use the perishables you buy. That really good deal on cabbage isn’t so good if you end up composting it.If you eat meat, consider using it only a few times each week. This will save you a considerable amount of money and has the added benefit of slashing your saturated fat intake. Use bean and whole grain dishes instead.When you do have meat, eat less of it. Rather than serving a quarter-pound to each person, add one half-pound of organic ground beef to a pot of chili or sauce for four people.Make and use your leftovers. Many things actually taste better after a day in the refrigerator allows the flavors to blend and mellow. Leftovers are an instant free lunch, or can be refrigerated or frozen for later use.Give some thought to how you cook and how you want to eat. Are there some specific tools or appliances that would help you achieve your dietary goals? A food processor makes vegetable prep easier for some people, while others prefer a good knife. A slow cooker can be simmering dinner while you are at work or maybe a pressure cooker would be a good investment. Get the tools you need to help you eat well and enjoy the process.Local, seasonal produce is usually a better value than imported, so plan your menus accordingly. The side benefit is that really fresh, seasonal produce tastes much better and retains more nutrients.Ethnic specialties featuring whole grains, beans and vegetables are often less expensive to prepare than meat-and-potatoes fare. Get a cookbook, search the internet and/or take a class – just for fun! need a naturopathic doctor?
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