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End of week soup

AT the end of every week I go through the crisper for unused veggies and through the freezer for ends of bags of veggies. I toss everything in a big pot with a boullion cube or two and cook it to make soup. Add leftover chuncked meat or chicken if you have it. You can just chop it all, or use the immersion blender on it for a different style of soup. If I'm using the immersion blender, I also add any bits of leftover cheese. You could cook ends of boxes of pasta or broken spaghetti, and add

- Submitted by AKASHA66 11/1/2010 in Saving Money | 2 Comments
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An older but good cookbook for savings..

More-with-less by Doris Jantzen Longacre

A Mennonite cookbook from years ago, but still a good one.
Helpful for saving $, eating less meat.

A joy to read also.

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- Submitted by AKASHA66 10/24/2010 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Eat the same breakfast all week to save time and $

It may sound boring but this one little thing has saved me a liot of time and $.

I pick a breakfast of the week, healthy and well balanced, and I eat it all week and pre track it. I try to get a lot of fiber in it, a hard point with me.

Saves shopping, planning , time and $.

- Submitted by AKASHA66 8/13/2010 in Healthy Eating | 7 Comments
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Charm Bracelet of Lost Kilos

At the beginning of this journey I started a silver charm bracelet--one charm for every kilo- 2.2 pounds - lost. I wear it every day so it is a constant reminder. I have 10 charms to date, and look forward to adding the rest.

- Submitted by AKASHA66 8/2/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Get out the scissors and cut open the tubes and containers

I used to laugh at my grandmother for doing this but I was out of moisturizer and didn't have a backup so I tried it. And there was so much still in the tube I thought was empty I got another week and a half's use out of it. Now I cut open everything possible.

- Submitted by AKASHA66 7/2/2010 in Saving Money | 5 Comments
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Lightening up chili-- save fat, calories, and $

Substitute half the ground meat in chili with reconstituted tvp-texturized vegetable protein. No one will know the difference, you save fat, calories and $

- Submitted by AKASHA66 5/20/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Freeze homemade bread machine bread in portions-save $, no waste.

Drag that bread machine back out and make your own bread again. I use organic whole grain flours and save a fortune over store bought--only thing, the bread would go bad too fast for me to eat it. Now I cut and freeze it in one and two slice packs. Problem solved!

- Submitted by AKASHA66 5/17/2010 in Cooking | 4 Comments
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College students--take advantage of the gym at school!

Looking back, I can't believe I never took advantage of the wonderful gyms and pools at the colleges and grad schools I went to. They were free, they were right in front of me, and I never used them. A serious regret!

- Submitted by AKASHA66 4/15/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Imaginary jump rope

Put a video on youtube, do imaginary jump rope during the length of the song, take a break and repeat twice --quick, fun, cardio.

- Submitted by AKASHA66 4/6/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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