Tag Archives: health
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A Healthier Year

I recently talked about two of my new year goals, Organize and Getting Back to Eating Healthy. If I’m more organized in the way I do things and store things, it will make eating healthy that much easier. So I’m organizing what bit of space I have in my ‘kitchen’. (Remember, I rent a room.) […]

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Making Changes to the Blog

You may have noticed I changed the way the blog posts are listed on the home page, and tweaked the sidebar so I only have one. Once I got rid of some unneeded things there, two sidebars were no longer necessary. I’m still working on cutting the topics list down, and I’ve reworked the footer […]

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Freebie: Frugal Ways to Save Money In the Kitchen + Frugal Recipes for the Health Conscious

I wanted to let you all know about a Mini eBook I just published called Frugal Ways to Save Money In the Kitchen + Frugal Recipes for the Health Conscious. “Unfortunately, it is cheaper to drink soda than almond and coconut milk. And it is less expensive to eat white potatoes, rice, and pasta than […]

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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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Getting Enough 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 a body 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 […]

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Getting Enough Protein Affordably

When trying to eat nutritious meals, remember to get enough protein. More than half your plate should be filled with vegetables, then you add some protein. You obviously don’t want to go overboard with meat. I mainly try to follow a Paleo lifestyle, and I do pretty well, but I’m well aware that the cost […]

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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’m aware that this isn’t 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 winter was […]

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Best Ways to Save Money on Food While Keeping it Healthy

It’s difficult to eat healthy while sticking to a small budget, but it’s important we try. Our medical bills later on will be astronomical if we don’t, and the future of health insurance is unsure at this time. Grow as much of your own food as possible. Having an indoor window garden for growing herbs […]

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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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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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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. Sure there are healthy aspects to meal. Turkey is healthy. Peas are healthy. But there are also a number of unhealthy items served at this time. For those who are looking for healthier choices this holiday season, these recipes will […]

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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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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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Feature Article: What is Juicing?

By Sheila Buck Juicing is a good way to obtain the raw foods you need everyday. Both fruits and vegetables can be juiced, but fruit juice may increase the levels of insulin in your blood. Juicing is quick, and a good way to add more healing foods to  a  diet with minimal effort . When […]

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Feature Article: The Raw Food Diet: Is it Really Healthy? :

By Sheila Buck The raw food diet is based on eating raw, unprocessed, whole, live foods for the majority of your diet. Raw foodists believe, and some studies have shown, that cooking food reduces its nutritional value. With the raw food diet, foods are prepared in a way that helps the nutrients stay in the […]

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Feature Article: What is a Vegetarian Diet and is it Healthy?

By Sheila Buck It is well known that Vegetarians do not eat meat. However, many individuals do not realize that there are different kinds of vegetarian diets. People who follow the different diets also eat different things. According to Mayo Clinic Staff, a well-planned vegetarian diet is a healthy way to meet you nutritional needs. […]

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Feature Article: What is a Vegan Diet and is it Really Healthy?

By Sheila Buck A vegan diet is a vegetarian diet that excludes meat, fish, eggs, dairy and poultry products. Vegans do not use other animal products including; fur, silk and other things obtained from the use of animals. People choose a vegan diet for health, environmental and/or ethical reasons. The vegan diet consists of eating […]

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Food Profile: The Health Benefits of the Watermelon

By Sheila Buck Watermelon is a tasty treat, especially on a hot summer day. This fruit is very good for the body. It helps to prevent some types of cancer, as well as, some other serious conditions. The following is a list of the health benefits of the watermelon. Very high in vitamins A, B, […]

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