Do you ever find yourself in one of those warehouse stores where they sell in bulk, but you’re afraid you’ll never get through the whole thing without getting tired of it? Well, this week’s healthy on a dime tip will help you save your dimes and your time.
When you buy in bulk try to buy items like lean meats (chicken, fish, etc.) and separate meal-sized portions into freezer safe bags. By buying in bulk you will save money in the long run and make fewer trips to the store!
Once you’ve got your meals portioned out, whether for yourself or a whole family, add your favorite sauces to the bag with a tad bit of oil. The more variety in your sauces or seasonings and you will feel like you are having a different dinner every night! I will note, when buying sauces and condiments from the store, I look for those with 40 calories per serving and that have two grams of sugar or less.
When you get home after a long day of work, all you have to do is toss them in the oven and add your favorite veggies and some brown rice. Wha-la you’ve got dinner!
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October 1st, 2010