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Cheap and Healthy: Lentils

For the next few Mondays I will be sharing some of my favorite healthy basics and a few ways to eat them. Enjoy!  Lentils Lentils are technically a legume, and they are a very common ingredient in middle eastern dishes, mostly curry or stew, or served over rice. High in zinc, iron, and phosphorus, with a solid 26g protein per 100g raw, they are an excellent addition to anyone’s diet, but especially pregnant women and people with anemia. There are many different colors of lentils. The  ...

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How to eat organic for FREE

Happy Monday friends! The biggest argument I hear to healthy eating (that honestly, I’ve given myself) is “it’s too expensive!” So today I wanted to show you how you can actually eat organic food for free. Yes, free. When we first got married, I brought my amazon prime account into our marriage. Which was super awesome because not only did we get free shipping on basically anything, but we had access to the Prime movies – yay free entertainment! Right after we  ...

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7 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Food on a Small Budget

Has anyone ever told you “it’s too expensive to eat well, you can’t find healthy food to eat on a budget?” I’m here to tell you something big: that’s a myth. It is possible – if not easy – to find (and create!) cheap healthy food to eat on a budget. When I first moved out on my own, my food budget was $27 every two weeks.  This did not include money for milk and eggs purchased from a farmer, but did include everything else.  My grocery budget  ...

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