Eating In Season
Fruits and vegetables that are in season will have the most flavor and be more affordable. After all, if something doesn’t taste good (usually when it’s out of season & artificially grown), you’re less likely to eat leftovers or reuse the ingredients.
Here is a handy list of the best spring produce for a frugal budget to get you started, as well as some tips on starting your own spring garden. If you must have items that are not in season, consider purchasing frozen vegetables, as opposed to their canned counterparts, because frozen vegetables retain more nutrients.
Cooking at Home
If you want to avoid eating the same thing for days on end, but also don’t want to spend every night cooking, preparing base meats and veggies a couple of days a week and then portioning out separate meals will save you time in the kitchen. You can add variety by using different spices and flavorings to the base meals.
Considering we are past the hunter/gatherer days and we don’t always have time to prepare and cook every meal we eat, purchasing pre-made meals are great when you are in a pinch. Pre-made salads and fresh prepared meals can be modified (remove cheese topping, for example) to meet the Paleo diet standards. Sometimes, pre-made meals such as, grilled veggies with chicken or curried chicken salad, go for around $4 or $5, which isn’t bad for a lunch portion, not bad at all!
Where to Shop / Buying In Bulk
Despite the fact I have never been a fan of bulk shopping, I recently purchased a warehouse club membership and I have to admit: it’s tough to resist the savings! They have great deals on meats and produce by the case, which can be prepared and frozen for future use.
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Today’s Workout (Monday, June 25, 2012)
Strength: Sumo Deadlift 4x 3
30-25-20-15-10-5 KB Sumo Deadlift High-Pull
Tomorrow Workout (Tuesday, June 25, 2012)
Skill: Free Standing Hand Stand with Partner