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Making Processed Foods Healthier

We often find coupons and deals for packaged foods like boxed and frozen dinners. These foods are cheap, quick, and easy to prepare, so it's tempting to make them a regular part of your diet, but they're also high in fat and sodium, low in fiber, and full of preservatives. Here's a few tips how to incorporate them into your meal plan so you can take advantage of the savings without sacrificing your health. Choose Wisely You'll often have a … Continue reading

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The Final Day – Day 100: Eating Well On $1 A Day

It is hard to believe that I have reached the 100 day milestone. Even more surprising is that the eating well on $1 a day has gone so well that I don’t feel any desire to immediately change the way that I have been eating (or that my cooking didn’t result in mt poisoning myself in some way). It has become a routine and the fact that it has tells me that it is possible to do this long term … Continue reading

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Realising I Have No Common Sense – Day 99: Eating Well On $1 A Day

My friends know me far too well and this is not a good thing. Whenever one of them wants to do something that they can’t convince any of their other friends to do, they inevitably come to me knowing that I will think it is a great idea — well, at least until I realize what I have agreed to do. A perfect example is a friend that asked me to run a half marathon. I, in my completely unfathomable … Continue reading

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Garden Rivals – Day 98: Eating Well On $1 A Day

The weather has been a lot cooler than usual which has meant that the garden which I had planned to use to supplement the food that I purchased with coupons has taken a lot longer to produce food than I thought it would. Had this been the only issue, I probably would have been enjoying the fruits of my labor for a couple of weeks, but that has not been the case. Once again I find myself on the losing … Continue reading

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More Protein Than I Really Wanted – Day 97: Eating Well On $1 A Day

I swear that the food gods are looking down upon me and simply having the time of their life thinking up ways to torture me more with food each passing day…You will see what I mean in a moment. Yellow Cherry Plum Smoothie The day started off well with my usual morning smoothie, this time using the yellow cherry plums: Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal It continued on a positive note when my nieces had liked the cinnamon banana oatmeal enough that … Continue reading

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Recruiting Child Labor – Day 95: Eating Well On $1 A Day

I have been seriously considering whether to continue with this challenge or end it at 100 days taking into account the many comments that all of you have made. One of the things I have been experimenting with is buying for the food banks as part of Penny Experiment while at the same time as documenting this challenge. It has turned out to be a lot more difficult to do than I had anticipated. It isn’t so much actually physically … Continue reading

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Bacon! Day 83: Eating Well On $1 A Day

I had to make some decisions on how I wanted to proceed with this challenge these last couple of weeks. I think that I have done a decent job showing that it is possible to eat well on $1 a day and I've created a pretty decent cushion between the goal of eating on $1 a day and what I have actually spent. So the question I had to decide was whether I should see how much I could actually … Continue reading

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Eating Well On $1 A Day on Facebook

hile I don't expect to have too many friends after my admitting I eat squirrel leftovers even after being mocked by them, it would be nice to not be completely alone over at Facebook ;

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Free Birthday Party Food – Day 71: Eating Well On $1 A Day

While we had a birthday dinner for my niece's 5th birthday at Red Robin for the family on her actual birthday, today was when she was having her birthday party with all her friends invited: This was another event where the food was all paid for so I could take advantage of it (especially since I was recruited to help out setting up, moving all the stuff to the party area at the park and cleaning up afterward). Sandwiches from … Continue reading

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Perishable Food Dilemma – Day 63: Eating Well On $1 A Day

Every time I decide to extend this challenge, I look at my schedule and wonder why I do these types of things to myself. I have a three week house sitting job this month which means traveling to a new area (finding new stores where I can shop, etc) and taking all my food with me. it is always during these travel times that I have the most problems with this challenge. As with most of my house sitting jobs, … Continue reading

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