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How to Use Your Grocery Weekly Ad

How to Use Your Grocery Weekly Ad

Grocery weekly ads appear in the mailbox along with junk mail, bills, and ads from local businesses. When you’re sorting your mail, resist the urge to toss these advertisements along with the rest of the junk. Far from being junk, these grocery ads can help you save big money as you plan and execute your family’s grocery shopping trips.

First, consider using the grocery weekly ad in combination with your freezer or even a deep freeze to help you save money on non-perishable items. If your family enjoys frozen pizza, keep an eye out for sales and buy several at once. Keep them handy in the freezer for sleepovers, those nights when cooking isn’t happening, or nights when cooking happened and didn’t go too well. Another great item to keep an eye out for in weekly ads and buy on sale are frozen dinners and lunches. Buy your favorites on sale and grab them on your way out the door. You will save not only on the frozen meals, but also save even more by avoiding expensive trips out for lunch because you don’t have anything to eat. Meats are another excellent item to buy on sale and store for later. Keep track of what meat you have frozen and you’ll know when to buy more. Use your inventory list to help you plan meals.

Grocery weekly ads can also help you plan an economical week of using fresh foods as well. A large portion of your grocery bill probably comes from produce, and by planning cleverly you can cut those costs. You know what fruits and vegetables your family likes, so you can ensure that they eat a variety of healthy foods by rotating the produce you buy based on what is on sale each week. Plan your dinner menu around what fresh ingredients are on sale, and use your frozen meats to make your main dishes.

Shoppers who take a list are far less likely to make impulse purchases. If you use your grocery weekly ad to help you write your list, you will be able to stay on-track and on-budget. Those spontaneous purchases of pricey goods can be eliminated if you use grocery ads to identify smart purchases. Fresh seafood and deli meats and cheeses don’t have to go by the wayside just because you’re on a budget; the weekly ads can help you figure out how to make smart purchases. Also, by identifying the new foods you’d like to try by using the ad, you can find the recipes to make those foods and be sure you get everything you need at the store, reducing additional trips (and additional chances for impulse buying).…

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Seven Things (Not) To Do With Four Children – The Financial and Emotional Cost Calculator

Seven Things (Not) To Do With Four Children – The Financial and Emotional Cost Calculator

It’s a struggle to come up with ideas for things to do when you have such a large family to keep everyone entertained and occupied, other than video games, movie rentals and television. Here’s some examples of things I’ve tried to do and/or done, and found that it’s really not a viable option when you have four kids for both financial and sanity reasons:

1. Go grocery shopping ~ This is a nice outing for me. Even me plus one kid. But two or more, or, God Forbid, 4?! No. Let me count the ways that this does not work. You will not be able to refer to your grocery list, because every time you take your eyes off the kid in the buggy, he will grab the bread from the back and squeeze it until it pops. The kid that’s walking beside the buggy will (worst case scenario) disappear into thin air, or (best case scenario) will pick things randomly off the shelf and put them into the buggy. You will spend an extra $50 on items you didn’t even realize you bought until you get home. The older kids (whom you would think would be assets in this situation) revert to toddlers and begin whining and arguing with you over your food choices. One will hit and/or poke the other to get a rise out of him/her, causing you to say obscene things very loudly, and making you the target of stares and judgments cast by onlookers who think (no, KNOW) that they are better parents than you. I actually said to an old woman one day, “You think you can do better than me?! Take ’em.” This does not make you appear to be a good parent, I realized. You cannot win in this situation. Avoid it at all costs. If you must go to the store, take only one child, or–better yet–go ALONE. Here’s another tip: Do not bring your husband. He will argue with you about what brand of rice you have bought for the past 5 years, which will make you irritated, walk away from the rice and continue your shopping faster than is prudent to keep ahead of your husband, and thus skip lots of things on your list.

2. Go out to eat ~ Many people have said to me, “I think it’s cheaper to eat out than to cook nowadays.” These people do not have 4 children. While our grocery bill is pretty steep (just take all your recipes and double them, sometimes triple them, to feed our family for one meal), we have to sell a family heirloom to go to the local buffet. On these rare occasions, we all order water, and we still spend an average of $65 at “reasonably priced” restaurants. Taco night at home: $20. Plus, at home we have the option of fixing a smaller or larger plate depending on each kid’s appetite that day. My 4 and 5 year olds will go days eating only bites of food and slices of bread, then on the 3rd day will eat everything in the house. We can pay for an all-you-can-eat buffet for these children, and they will eat two bites of corn and then whine the rest of the meal. This makes the tab a little hard to swallow. So, we opt to plan out our menu and buy what we need for that week. Of course, this only works because my husband does most of the cooking. If my kids had to rely on me for a home cooked meal 3 times a day 7 days a week, we’d all be fat McDonald’sA� frequent flyers.

3. Go to the movies ~ Even a matin?�e show will cost us $30 for tickets, and $400 for popcorn and drinks. If we want to see a 3D movie, add $80 to the above. These figures are slightly skewed to inflict the same kind of emotional distress I feel after forking out all this dough in exchange for and hour of prodding my children to sit down, shut up, and watch the dad-blame movie. Rentals, all the way. I cannot stress this enough.

4. Go to a water park / amusement park ~ My very good friend’s mother works at a radio station and scored us free admission tickets to a water park 2 hours away from home. We spent about 5 hours there. It was hot and swimming makes you hungry. We spent $5,000 on drinks and crappy food. I never left the “kiddy area” because someone had to keep an eye on the little ones. The big ones stood in lines forever only to chicken out at the last second and …

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Get Slim Trick: Read Labels To Choose ‘Buy Vs Bye’

Get Slim Trick: Read Labels To Choose ‘Buy Vs Bye’

Unless you eat all your meals away from home, getting slim and staying that way starts with grocery shopping. This is where and when we make choices that either get us slim and healthy or fat and wishing we weren’t. You control what goes into your cart, into your kitchen, and into your body. If you want to be slim and healthy, become a label reader and make a “buy vs. bye” decision for every item you consider for purchase, before it goes into your cart.

Label reading is your first step: it will make you aware of what you are eating. All you are looking for is 100% real food. It’s very simple. If you only buy 100% real food, if you eat nothing artificial, nothing fake, no chemicals or additives, no processed foods, you will find a path to becoming your slim self.

So many grocery items contain ingredients that aren’t really food. We assume we are buying food simply because it’s offered for sale at the grocery store. We need to be clear on what our standard is for what comes home with us. Taste, value, and nutrition all need to come together. By reading the label, we have an opportunity to reject items that do not meet our standard.

If non-food ingredients are included in a food item, one might ask why? Could it be that certain ingredients cause cravings, which lead to repeated purchase of that item? Could it be that certain chemical ingredients cause a distortion of our body’s built-in hunger signals? I wonder. Food scientists are important and knowledge is beneficial. We certainly need more knowledge regarding food and how it affects people, especially when discussing allergies. But do we need more chemical engineering of processed foods? Do we need to be tricked, by flavor enhancers, into spending our dollars or our appetites on foods that don’t nourish us- regardless of whether we are skinny or fat? This part of a food scientist’s job should be eliminated, if America is to becomes slim and healthy.

You don’t need to be a food scientist to understand what a label is telling you. Elementary knowledge will suffice. If the ingredient list is lengthy, chances are good the item needs to go bye-bye. If the first ingredient is sugar or bleached flour, back to the shelf it goes. Artificial sweeteners definitely need to go bye-bye-unless you are diabetic and you’ve earned your occasional right to a sweet treat. Research shows that artificial sweeteners cause weight gain. Flavor enhancers? Do a little research to learn all the different names of MSG. Then don’t buy that stuff and remember to visit the spice aisle. Grocery stores have multiple aisles of processed foods, loaded with chemical additives. Don’t even enter those aisles. This category will certainly give you extra hidden calories with no redeeming value. I keep wondering how much square footage a grocery store would need if all processed foods were removed. Less square footage would save some money, wouldn’t it?

So what’s left? What will our grocery cart contain if we read every label and wisely employ the “buy vs. bye” technique? What can we look forward to eating and enjoying without guilt, without distorting our taste buds? Answer?Everything else. Nuts and dried fruits, beans, 100% whole grain breads, pasta, and crackers, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, organically raised beef and chicken. The list is lengthy. Just ask yourself if it comes out of the ground or from a field, or off of a tree or bush. How was it readied for market? Is it in it’s original form or has it been altered/prepared/added to?

Once you eliminate from your daily eating all the things that no one should eat, you’ll be able to trust your body’s hunger as a guideline for when and how much you should eat. Eat nutritiously when you are hungry. Stop eating before you are stuffed.

It’s never too late to make fit and healthy your goal. Grocery shopping provides a wonderful opportunity for us to make choices that contribute to our good health. Next time you grocery shop, what will be on your “buy vs. bye” list?

Do what you can do to be a fit healthy person, because it feels so good. Read labels. Understand the label. Make a decision: “bye” vs. buy”.…

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How To Get Your Money’s Worth In Nutritive Value

How To Get Your Money’s Worth In Nutritive Value

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get the most nutritious food for the least money. These foods are important tools in accomplishing that mission.

Notice that most of them are available on the perimeter of your grocery store and that I have separated them into departments.

WARNING: Your grocery dollar will self-destruct in 8 seconds if you don’t shop wisely.

DAIRY

If you follow a low-carb, high-fat and protein diet like Atkins or Primal eating, the dairy section is a wonderland of decadent choices for you. Heavy cream, sour cream, cream cheese, hard cheeses. Yum! But bear in mind that these delights can be pricey and be sure to follow portion guidelines. Let’s not get too carried away. If you follow a more traditional diet, treat yourself to:

Yogurt

The non-fat variety of plain yogurt has 120 calories per cup and low-fat, 144. It delivers a lot of protein and, like any dairy food, is rich in calcium and contains zinc and riboflavin. Yogurt is handy as a breakfast food – cut a banana into it and add the cereal of your choice.

You can find ways to use it in other types of cooking, to – sauces, soups, dips, toppings, stuffings and spreads. Yogurt can replace heavy creams, sour cream and whole milk in a wide range of dishes, saving scads of fat and calories.

You can substitute half or all of the higher fat ingredients. Be creative. For example, combine yogurt, garlic powder, lemon juice, a dash of pepper and Worcestershire sauce and use it to top a baked potato instead of piling on fat-laden sour cream.

Supermarkets and health food stores sell a variety of yogurts, many with added fruit and sugar. To control calories and fat content, buy plain non-fat yogurt and add fruit yourself. Apple butter or fruit spreads with little or no added sugar are an excellent way to turn plain yogurt into a delectable sweet treat.

Cottage Cheese

Low-fat (2%) cottage cheese has 205 calories per cup and is admirably low in fat, while providing respectable amounts of calcium and the B vitamin riboflavin. Season with spices such a dill, or garden fresh vegetables such a scallions and chives for extra zip.

To make it sweeter, add raisins or one of the fruit spreads with no sugar added. You can also use cottage cheese in cooking, baking, fillings and dips where you would otherwise use sour cream or cream cheese.

MEAT

Chicken

White meat contains 245 calories per four ounce serving and dark meat, 285. It’s an excellent source of protein, iron, niacin and zinc. Skinned chicken is healthiest, but most experts recommend waiting until after cooking to remove it because the skin keeps the meat moist during cooking.

Fish

The health benefits of fish are greater than experts imagined – and they’ve always considered it a health food.

The calorie count in the average four-ounce serving of a deep-sea fish runs from a low of 90 calories in abalone to a high of 236 in herring. Water-packed tuna, for example, has 154 calories. It’s hard to gain weight eating seafood.

As far back as 1985, articles in the New England Journal of Medicine showed a clear link between eating fish regularly and lower rates of heart disease. The reason is that oils in fish thin the blood, reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol.

Turkey

A four-ounce serving of roasted white meat turkey has 177 calories and dark meat has 211.

Sadly, many folks are still unaware of the versatility and flavor of ground turkey. Anything hamburger can do, ground turkey can do at least as well, from conventional burgers to spaghetti sauce to meat loaf.

Some ground turkey contains skin which slightly increases the fat content. If you want to keep it really lean, opt for ground breast meat. But since this has no added fat, you’ll need to add filler to make burgers or meat loaf hold together.

Four ounces of ground turkey has approximately 170 calories and nine grams of fat – about what you’d find in 2.5 teaspoons of butter or margarine. Incredibly, the same amount of regular ground beef (21% fat) has 298 calories and 23 grams of fat.

Buying turkey has become easy. It’s no longer necessary to buy a whole bird unless you want to. Ground turkey is available fresh or frozen, as are individual parts of the bird, including drumsticks, thighs, breasts and cutlets.

PRODUCE

Apples

These marvels of nature deserve their reputation for keeping the doctor away when you eat one a day. And now, it seems, they can help you melt the fat away, too.

First of all, they elevate your blood glucose (sugar) levels in a safe, gentle manner …

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