These days we are becoming more and more conscious about the food
that we put in our mouths. We want the best for our families and our
bodies, so we do the best we can to eat healthy wherever we can.
But what if you were being duped by a marketer into
thinking you were eating healthy? Would you feel like you wasted money? I
would. Let's talk about some marketing tactics that are preventing you
from being healthy.
1. "Sugar Free."
sugar free products contain artificial sweeteners that can actually be
worse for you. These artificial sweeteners are known to cause some or
all of the following side effects: headaches, fibromyalgia, anxiety,
memory loss, arthritis, brain tumors, weight gain, seizures, IBS,
nausea, heart palpitations, abdominal pain, vision problems, kidney
damage, possible cancer, inflammation, skin irritation, bladder issues,
and even neurological disorders.
I'm sure you've heard of lycopene by now. It's found in tomatoes and have been talked about in the media as a possible preventative agent for certain types of cancers.
While most of us eat our tomatoes, there are many things we can do with a tomato beyond our favorite dish. Considering that a can of organic tomato paste is around 99 cents and usually cheaper for the generic ones, it's one of the cheaper solutions for your everyday needs.
Here are 5 alternative ways to use your store bought tomato paste:
1. Face mask. Tomato is known to lighten the skin, remove blackheads, soothe sunburn and help with acne. Use a tomato face mask to help with these needs. 2. Neutralizing Hair Dye. Have you ever had green tint in your locks after a bad coloring job? Use tomato paste or ketchup to bring it back to a neutral color.
It is possible to pull off a Thanksgiving feast while on a budget.
You know there will be great sales on turkeys, but what about the
side dishes? The key to saving money on your side dishes is to do
what the participants of the first Thanksgiving did: cook them from
scratch using whole ingredients. A side benefit is they may just be
healthier than what you are accustomed to finding on the buffet
Use the Favado App to look for deals in the produce
section of your local store. Raw vegetables are going to be less
expensive per pound than processed foods.
Buy in-season vegetables.
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Beginning today, the average family or four living on food stamps will receive an average of $36 less than what they received. It is said that 1 in 7 Americans receive this benefits which is a fair amount of citizens that will have to adjust to the cuts.
As the debate continues in Congress and newspapers like the Los Angeles Times addressing, How does a $36 food-stamps cut look on the kitchen table?, we can offer you immediate solutions to these cuts.
I'm always looking for new ways to save on groceries because its not always just about the coupons. Like playing a video game, you can have multiple strategies to come out a winner!
It's all about planning, strategizing and putting those into action. While it can be as simple as using coupons and following the sales cycle, there's actually a whole lot more to it than that. With these tips from our DealPros, you can come out a big winner at saving on your groceries:
Buying bigger doesn't always mean cheaper
Have you every found yourself at a shopping aisle looking at a smaller product such as an 8 oz. can of tomatoes for 32 cents versus looking at a larger 15 oz. can for 67 cents. Should you buy two 8 oz. cans or buy one 15 oz. can? Which choice is cheaper? Laura of A Frugal Chick did this comparison and found that buying bigger doesn't always mean cheaper. She suggests you make sure you look at the price before grabbing things off the shelf.
The holidays are all about giving and there's nothing better than giving a gift and seeing the smile on that person's face. It's priceless. It brings me back memories of walking down Michigan Ave. along The Magnificent Mile and passing my regular blind man who always stood there waiting for donations on the corner of Ohio. I would usually give him a dollar every time I passed, but closer to Christmas, I would give him a $10 or $20 bill (these were my college days).
Last week, I was at the Mattel Store in El Segundo and this nice couple that stood in front of me had 2 whole carts full of Barbie Dolls and other Fischer Price toys. After the cashier scanned everything and gave them the total, they had to remove 2 toys to the side. It was really hard to watch. I called for the lady and handed her a coupon that took off $25 from their purchase. The couple not only had tears in their eyes, but they thanked me a dozen times (they purchased the remaining 2 items they took out). I asked the lady if she was doing all her Christmas shopping that day and she said that they were buying gifts for an orphanage in Mexico. Folks, this is what the holidays are about.