- January, 17 2014
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“31 Days to Save ”: A crash course in grocery savings!
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But first why you gotta love em… an excerpt from Chapter 9: of “Shop Smart, Save More”…
Lovin’ those Legumes
I always say, “Eat beans once a week.” That sounds like punishment to some people, something you have to do because you can’t afford meat. Yes, they’re cost-efficient (aka CHEAP!) but they’re also very healthy. Legumes are a good source of fiber, and studies have shown they may carry the following health benefits:
* Linked to reduced risk of cancer in general, specifically colon and breast cancer
* May help lower cholesterol
* May help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
* Can help in the management or even prevention of diabetes
(End of excerpt from “Shop Smart, Save More” by Teri Gault with Sheryl Berk)
Now, my “Beans” VIDEO:
Acknowledge that you did your daily reading by leaving a comment on Facebook thread for Day 18. (Sorry, I know we went a little over 5 minutes today. I blame “Marley”) Share your ideas on how you use BEANS as a strategy for a healthy meal and healthy for your budget!
Optional additional reading:
(Continuation from “Shop Smart, Save More” by Teri Gault with Sheryl Berk)
Teri’s Tip: Make Monday Meatless
John Hopkins University is right there with me in encouraging people to eat meatless once a week. The health experts there have started a whole wonderful campaign that is sweeping the nation, called “Meatless Monday”. The idea of the campaign is to help prevent heart disease, stroke and cancer, which according to John Hopkins University are the three leading causes of death in America. So it saves money and saves your life! ‘Nuf said. For more info and recipes, visit www.MeatlessMonday.com.
During my roughest financial years, we ate beans one or more times a week, as a meatless meal. I can feed my family of 4 for as little as $2 with a bean meal. I’m an Okie. And fortunately, I married a Texan, which means that we grew up with the same dinner favorites. I grew up with a pot of pinto beans and ham hock with cornbread as a my favorite meal. So did he! We were a match made in heaven. Especially during rough financial times, we got to eat “our favorite” a lot. I remember during my coin rolling days, when I had $35 a week for groceries for the four of us, we would have “Beans and Cornbread” quite often. Oh my boys are big fans of “Pinto Beans and Ham hock.” I usually buy ham hocks in a 2-pack for $2-$3. When the butcher has to mark them down for same day sale, I can score four 2-packs at half price, making them less than $1 each. I only use one and freeze the other.
End of excerpt from “Shop Smart, Save More” by Teri Gault with Sheryl Berkhttp: http://www.thegrocerygame.com/more-ways-to-save/teris-book-shop-smart-save-more/
Now to show your commitment to 31 days, go back and comment on Facebook thread for Day 18. Share your ideas on how you use BEANS as part of your strategy for healthy meals that don’t break the bank! http://www.facebook.com/TheGroceryGame
See you tomorrow!!!
We’ve got lots more savings to come, and…
PLEASE, don’t pay full price for anything!