A couple of months ago, I talked about my newfound love of green juice. I’m happy to report that I’ve been imbibing chock-full of vitamins and nutrients in liquid form every day for the past seventy days, and I tell you, it’s changed my life. I’ve even got M and K drinking the stuff, and we feel so much healthier. On the rare days I can’t start off my day with a tall glass of green juice, I can tell a major difference in my mood and physical well-being. I’ve got a whole system down and keep a pitcher full of juice in the fridge all the time.
However, I have to confess that because I feel so virtuous about my veggie/fruit consumption, I’ve let other parts of my food intake slide. I’ve noticed that I’m drinking more coffee again (though nearly not as much as I used to) and somehow Trader Joe’s frozen foods have been playing starring roles in our dinners as of late. And let’s not even talk about dessert. Not good.
So I’m now turning my attention anew to our non-liquid diet for both nutritional content and economical savvy. I’ve gotten many lovely recipe ideas from you from past posts (of which I’ve tried many – thank you!), and I’m determined to assemble a solid list of go-to recipes that are quick, easy, and nutritious that don’t break the bank. Now that I feel more focused with K back in school, I’m finally ready to hunker down to make monthly menu plans. I was chatting with someone the other day and she’s successfully whittled her monthly grocery bill to less than $350 – I’m so inspired! What about you, do you make weekly/monthly menu plans? Do you freeze a lot of food (something I don’t do nearly enough of)? Any tips and tricks and websites/blogs on saving on grocery bills?
On a related note, I thought this was awesome! Also a good resource and very motivational.