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What do You use Instead of Grains?

If I don’t use grains, what do I use? I don’t have an all-the-time substitute. I simply do not make the same types of foods I used to. However, when I do have a few things on hand about 1/3 of the year. Usually for a few month period after the tax returns show up […]

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Why not Grains?

I followed the Whole30 program, then switched to a Paleo lifestyle. This aided me in eliminating specific foods from my diet for a number of months. And I have spent time attempting to reintroduce items. Not always successfully. Why did I do this? This is how I am learning what I can and cannot eat […]

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What Type of Chocolate do You Use?

The second in a continuing series of posts asking readers’ questions, this one deals with one of my favorite foods. Chocolate! Yes, I do love chocolate. And I do eat it sometimes. Otherwise, I would feel deprived and would not stick to any healthy eating plan at all. I know this is true, because I […]

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How to Eat More Vegetables Affordably

Vegetables are one of the most important meal and snack components to consume, providing your body with necessary vitamins, protein, minerals, and other nutrients that aid in keeping you healthy. We should be eating mostly vegetables at each meal, being sure to mix it up for full benefit. It can be expensive to eat so […]

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Top Frugal Food Posts in 2013

2013 brought a lot of recipes and articles to the blog, though I did not have to to add everything I had planned. I hope you all enjoyed what I did get posted. It was such a busy year all around! Not all of the articles on this list were actually written in 2013, which […]

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What to Eat During the Very Lean Weeks

It is easy for me to say “Eat healthy. It is the best way to stay healthy.” I am aware that this is not always possible for everyone, not even myself. My income is just enough to cover rent and a phone during the winter months, with very little left over to cover food. Last […]

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Best Ways to Save Money on Food While Keeping it Healthy

  It is difficult to eat healthy while sticking to a small budget, but it is important we try. Our medical bills later on will be astronomical if we do not, and the future of health insurance is unsure at this time.   The best (most affordable) way I know to do this is to […]

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Guest Article: 7 Benefits of Consuming Organic Food

Contributed by Tyler Barry. With all of the controversy surrounding conventional farming and meat production, many are starting to question whether or not more natural ways of doing things are better. Organic food production has risen over the last few years and as a result, we are able to buy fresh, delicious foods without all […]

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Week 2 Wrap Up

The second week of the 4 Week Pack Healthier Lunches for Work Challenge is complete. Congratulations! You are doing great. This week has introduced you to a few recipes and ideas for the main component of each days meal, as well as invited you to search out other ideas. You were given ideas for soups, […]

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Week 1 Wrap Up

The first week of the 4 Week Pack Healthier Lunches for Work Challenge is complete. Congratulations! You are doing great. Packing a healthy lunch for each work day will aid you in losing weight or maintaining an already healthy weight, especially when coupled with exercise. You will notice the benefits fairly quick, not only in […]

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March 2012: 4 Week Pack Healthier Lunches for Work Challenge

Welcome to the new challenge! I can think of no better way to start eating healthier at work than with a new challenge. That challenge is going to be a 4 Week Pack Healthier Lunches for Work Challenge. NOTES: Each day prepare at least one healthy component for a work lunch. More is better :-) […]

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Zucchini and Carrot Omelet

‘They’ keep going back and forth on whether or not egg yolks are healthy. I have never made an egg dish without the yolk, so am not sure what to do if not using them. This zucchini and carrot omelet uses both the egg whites and yolks. A family friend, sandy, boasts that she eats […]

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Peppermint Sun Tea

I have not posted many beverages on this blog, but this one is here and is a favorite of mine. I am slowly working down to little or no sugar. I do not feel that sugar substitutes are healthy so will not be encouraging them here. Peppermint Sun Tea NOTE: If you have health concerns […]

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New Year Resolutions for Me and Frugal Recipes

I create goals each new year for many aspects of my life. These goals help me to keep track of what I want to do throughout the year, and provide me a checklist on which I can mark off things as I accomplish them. Some items on the list will not be marked off until […]

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Food Bill

Food prices just keep going up, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight to these increases. While grocery shopping the other day, my sister mentioned that her coffee went up $3.00 since the last time she purchased it. The vanilla wafers I used to get for a treat has gone up more […]

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Frugal Recipes Happenings for 2/12/2011

The groundhog has indicated that spring will arrive early. Yay! I am certainly hoping so, but we shall see. The weather has been treating us better  here in Maine, somewhat. I have walked 4 days  in the past week, which I hadn’t been able to do much for weeks because it was so cold that my […]

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Favorite Frugal Recipes Blog Articles from 2010

2010 saw many changes here at the Frugal Recipes blog. One such change was the addition of informational articles for my readers to enjoy and learn from.  The Frugal Recipes feature writer, Sheila Buck, and I worked hard to get these articles out to you. This is a list of my 10 favorite articles, in […]

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Serve Up a Healthier Yule or Christmas Meal on a Budget

The traditional Yule or Christmas meal served in many homes is not always the healthiest. For those who are looking for healthier choices this holiday season, these recipes will provide you with just that. The healthiest foods are not processed. When processed foods are used, they should be served with fresh or preserved foods, preferably […]

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A Composting System for Frugal Eating

Organic compost is an important part of gardening. It is not difficult to acquire, and can be made by you. It is as simple as building a one 3-sided bin, or as elaborate as  creating three bins side-by-side. Single 3-sided Bin You will need: 3 large heavy pallets (scavenged) nails (saved to reuse) hammer Nail […]

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Frugal Recipes Happenings for 10/23/2010

Autumn is still with us, and it feels like winter is just around the corner. The furnace is on at times, though I do not want it to be yet. I have sage, parsley and rosemary hung inside to dry, and my nephew started the autumn yard work for me last weekend. There is still […]

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Food Profile: Kiwi

Kiwi is an extremely frugal fruit. You can often buy 3 or 4 of this fruit for $1.00, and they can be used in many ways. Try them in a salad, for instance. This fruit has essential nutrients that will help you to maintain a balanced diet, including: Vitamin C, and it will even provide […]

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Food Profile: Carrots

    The carrot can be purchased in a few different colors, including purple and white. It can be used in a variety of ways, and will make interesting salad additions when using more than one color. Carrots are packed full of important nutrients, including: Vitamins A and C B vitamins Fiber Potassium Folate The […]

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