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  • Jackie Ramirez

    Healthy is definitely the new gangsta! I have heard many different suggestions as to how to eat clean and healthier. I, of course, always share these suggestions and many of my friends have criticized that it's not feasible for people on a low-budget because eating healthy is costly. But as mentioned in this article, it's actually not as costly when you buy your own produce and make your own meals. What costs more money is the pre-packaged meals, the processed foods, and the so-called "low-calorie/ low-fat" packaged dinners. These are great tips to follow and they have definitely proved my critics wrong. Thanks for the share Brittney.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love these tips. Thanks Brittney. I really need to do more of this. My choices are always packaged- that and microwaveable options. Something that has helped- cooking quinoa, yams, and veggies together! It's definitely a cook big type of option that lasts the whole week!

    • Brittney Boudwin

      His tips are great! They're straightforward and accessible. It's a shame that the excuse so often for not eating healthy is because it's more expensive than less healthy options but as he explains, it can be done on a budget. Learning my parents' and grandparents' recipes have helped me to eat better. A big pot of gumbo and an oven roasted chicken made with seasonal ingredients can last all week. I also don't have a microwave for the first time in my life and I feel it's had a huge influence on my eating choices. Thanks for the quinoa, yams and veggies idea. I'll be trying that soon!

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        You actually inspired me to cook this week! I did squash and farro with leeks (and randomly added in edamame). Thanks for sharing these!