Healthy Eating Doesn’t Cost More

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Healthy Eating Doesn’t Aways Cost More

Sometimes it’s about the choices you make of where you spend it. Choosing fast food, or restaurants over home made food is a choice that may be more convenient, but it’s not even close when to compared to quantity and quality of food you can buy. Choose to learn how to prepare basic foods well at home and you’ll make significant improvements!

Many of the prices in this chart are outdated and don’t make sense today. It seems like prices have doubled since this was prepared, so you’re likely to only get half of the items displayed on the bottom picture, but the point remains that buying your food unprepared still is the better value, even at todays prices.

If you don’t know how to prepare chicken, then find a simple George Forman grill so you can easily prepare chicken well. It works for burgers and other meats too. The fat drips off as an added health benefit.

George Foreman GRP1060B 4 Serving Removable Plate Grill, Black

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  • Cook up to 4 servings at once; Cook meals in just 10 minutes
  • The grill has a 60 square inch cooking surface.  This size fits 4, one-quarter pound burger patties
  • 2 times more durable coating
  • 35% faster heat-up than previous models
  • Dishwasher safe removable plates

George Foreman GR144 144-Square-Inch Nonstick Family-Size Grill, Silver

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  • Electric countertop grill provides 144 square inches of cooking space
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Organic Food Value

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Check out these interesting stats on the organic effect of organic foods on our bodies. Not much is truly known about the only going and long term side effects of pesticides in our foods. But there are some interesting and unbelievable facts about the impact of organic foods.

How to Clean Fruit

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How to Clean Fruit

Most of the fruit we buy comes with preservatives or waxes or any other number of things to keep it looking beautiful even if it might now be healthy.   This makes our question How to Clean Fruit essential for the well being of you and your family.

A simple and safe way to clean fruit is to fill your sink with cold water and then add 1 cup of vinegar.  Stir the water and then add your fruit.   Apples and peaches will have any wax and chemicals removed.   All the dirt from being hauled around and touched by produce workers will be removed.

How to Clean Fruit

 

How to Clean Fruit

 

A really nice addition to the cleaning is that berries respond very well to this and it will keep them from molding so quickly.   It could easily extend the life of your strawberries an extra week if you keep them properly refrigerated.

Veggie Wash All Natural Fruit and Vegetable Wash Sprayer, 16-Ounce Spray, 3-Pack

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Veggie Wash Natural Fruit & Vegetable Wash, 16-Ounce Spray

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Fit Organic Fruit and Vegetable Wash, Soaker/Refill Bottle, 32-Ounce Units (Pack of 3)

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Veggie Wash Organic Fruit and Vegetable Wash, 16 Fluid Ounce

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Veggie Wash Citrus Magic Natural Fruit and Vegetable Refill, 32 Fluid Ounce

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  • Veggie Wash safely and effectively removes wax, soil and agricultural chemicals found on standard and organic produce
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OXO Good Grips Flexible Vegetable Brush

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  • Nylon bristles clean thoroughly
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  • Dishwasher safe

The Honest Company Fruit & Veggie Wash - Safely & Effectively Clean Your Fruits & Vegetables 8.0 fl. oz (237 ml)

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Fit Organic Fruit And Vegetable Wash, 12-Ounce Spray Bottles (Pack of 6)

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  • Rinses away completely leaving no aftertaste or smell

Earth Friendly Products Fruit and Vegetable Wash, 22-Ounce/650ml Spray Bottle

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EAT CLEANER Ready-to-Use Fruit + Vegetable Wash

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  • Doesn't change the way produce tastes or smells; enhances appearance

How to eat pumpkin pie this thanksgiving

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Pumpkin Pie

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Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, Pumpkin Pie, 21g Protein, 2.1oz Bar, 12 Count

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Libby's Pumpkin Pie Mix, Easy Pumpkin, 30 oz

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Kellogg's Pop-Tarts - Pumpkin Pie (Limited Edition) - 12 Toaster Pastries, 21.1-oz. Box

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Krusteaz, Pumpkin Pie Bar Supreme Mix, 17.25oz Box (Pack of 3)

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Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin Pie & Dessert Filling (Pack of 3) 15 oz Cans

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Chapstick Pumpkin Pie 0.15 Ounce (Pack of 6)

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Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter

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McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice, 1.12 oz.

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Bath and Body Works 14.5 Oz 3-wick Candle Pumpkin Pie, New for 2015

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Super food

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Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Original, 30 Servings, 8.5 Ounces

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Natural Greens Food By Naturo Sciences - Complete Raw Whole Green Food Nutrition with Super Powerful Antioxidants, Vitamins, Minerals with Goji and Acai - Amazing Berry Flavor 8.5oz (240g) 30 Servings

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Amazing Grass Green SuperFood, 17-oz. Tub

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Dr. Schulze's Superfood Plus Meal Replacement Powder, 14 Ounce

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Garden of Life Perfect Food RAW, 240 Capsules

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Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Berry, 30 Servings, 8.5 Ounces

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Garden of Life Perfect Food Green, 600g Powder

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NOW Foods Super Enzymes, 180 Capsules

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Everyday Super Food

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Creative Caramel Apple Idea

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Creative Caramel Apple Idea

Here’s a fabulous idea to make caramel apples and keep it neat and clean. It also looks really cool and will impress your friends, kids and their friends. Keep it interesting!

carmel apple creativity

Several easy steps are to cut the apple in half, melt down your carmel and use a melon baller to take out the seeds of the apple. Find a good surface to set your apples on, so they won’t roll around as you pour in the melted caramel and then let cool. You can cut in to any size pieces you want, or let them have fun with an entire apple half. Lots more carmel that way 🙂

 

Creative Caramel Apple Idea

Caramel Apple Pops, 48-Count Package

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50 High Quality Bamboo Candy and Caramel Apple Sticks

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Plain Caramel Apple

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Concord Caramel Apple Wrap 6.05 oz Package (Value 3 Pack - Makes 15 Fresh Caramel Apples)

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  • You are buying a VALUE pack of 3 packages for a total of 15 caramel apples!
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Grove Square Cider, Caramel Apple, 24 Single Serve Cups

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Crazy Caramel Apple Pack

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  • Starts with large granny smith apple, dipped in our famous delicious thick caramel. Your package include:
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  • We use fine American chocolate for all our products.
  • One caramel apple dipped in mixture of mini marshmallow, rice crisp cereal, creamy peanut butter, white chocolate, chocolate chips and drizzled with milk chocolate.

Caramel Apple Dip - Can (8 lbs)

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Wilton 415-2407 Caramel Apple Treat Cups, Assorted

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  • Serve caramel apples or candied apples using 3.75 Inch Large Treat Cups
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All American Caramel Apple Pack

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  • Starts with large green granny smith apple, dipped in our famous delicious thick caramel. Your package include:
  • One caramel apple dipped in white chocolate and rolled in graham cracker powder.
  • One caramel apple dipped in white chocolate, rolled in brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • We use fine American chocolate for all our products.
  • One caramel apple dipped in white chocolate and rolled in rainbow sprinklers.

2-Pack Petite Apple Gift - One of Each Flavor

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  • An unforgettable and unique gift
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  • Our Promise: We know you will be delighted with your purchase. In the unlikely event that you are not completely satisfied.