Morning my loves!
And oh happy Fri-yay. This week has been crazy with a capital cray, but alas Friday came, saw, and conquered all my weekending dreams.
At least I finally gave into my craving for avo toast and kombucha. Here’s all you need to catch a healthy food blogger…
And as crazy busy as the week was, it’s all worth it when I see kids inhale pineapple and mango to the same capacity as I do. They can just get away with it in public a lot easier than I can.
It’s no secret that I like to eat healthy while avoiding a $200 food bill at the same time. I like to have my kale and cash in hand too. It’s all about the Benjamins baby!
Healthy eating is kinda like using chopsticks. At first, it looks nearly impossible to do on your own, but once you get your hands on them, you find a way that works for you to get all the delicious food into your pie hole…And I really like sushi.
Before you thinking eating healthy is too hard, too expensive, or takes too much time, here’s the tried and true recipes I use on a regular basis that are cheap, easy to make, and take less effort than ordering at Starbucks. I believe I can solve Da Vinci’s code faster than I can figure out what half the orders at Starbucks mean.
These cheap and easy recipes will transform the way you think about healthy eating!
After you learn how stupid easy it is to make your own hummus at home, you’ll never be the same. While it may not be water to wine, a can of chickpeas into hummus is pretty impressive and delicious. And my favorite part, DAMN CHEAP.
Ah beans. Love ’em. Hate ’em. Either way, they are notoriously C.H.E.A.P. While canned beans are relatively inexpensive and definitely convenient, there’s an even better way to get more beans for beans. Throw them puppies in a slow cooker and call it a day. You’ll have 4x as much for the same price, and they freeze wonderfully. I used The Kitchn for a simple how-to, but it really comes down to covering them in water, and cooking on low til they’re done. Then you can make these savory oats for weeks on end!
If you go through nut butters at the exponentially fast rate that I do, it’s worth investing in your own stock of it. Plus, there’s no better way to guarantee you know what’s going into it, than making it yourself. And you can add fun mix-ins like cinnamon, strawberries, or vanilla.
Stocks & Broths
Is it just me, or do you go to the soups and stocks aisle, and find a sea of beef and chicken, and one measly can of MSG-laden veggie stock available? It’s time for some equal-opportunity soup making, it’s 2016 people!
Or you could just save all the scraps you were going to throw away anyway, and make the easiest and richest veggie stock of yo’ life.
And if you’re already making your own stock, might as well make your own soup with it, right? Canned soups can be loaded with sodium, preservatives, and MSG. DIY-ing your soup game helps control how much salt goes in, plus you’ll be able to have soup for dayzzz (or weeks if you freeze it!)
Recipe: 10 Minute Chicken Caesar Soup
Energy Bars/ Bites
Energy bars are a quick and easy snack to have on hand, but from finding one without a boat load of sugar can be hard on both your brain and your wallet. Instead, I take the 10 minutes or so on a Sunday afternoon, and whip up a batch of bars, bites, or balls to power me through the mid-day slump without the sugar crash to follow.
Recipe: Vegan Mocha Protein Bites
If you’re still sipping through your paycheck of pre-made or cafe smoothies, it’s time to get with it sister. You could be spending that hard earned paper on more pressing matters, like yet another pair of flats, twenty items in the target $1 bins, or this week’s stockpile of carrots..for me 🙂
Instead, throw all the fruit, some greens, and a frozen component (or avocado!) in a blender, and whur all your worries and beverage breakfast woes away.
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Make it a great day!
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Do you make any of these foods at home already?
Are there any other foods you make yourself?