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Heyyyy Jonah

I just love it when people turn away from eating junk and not being physically active to looking good and healthy. I just want to highlight Jonah because he looks sooo good now. He’s even maintaining his new lifestyle from what I can tell from his tweets. He’s not going to be one of those stars that loses the weight and then packs it all back in. Plus, his career is taking off now too. There’s Oscar buzz surrounding him for his performance in Moneyball with Brad Pitt and he has a couple cool projects coming up.

Keep it up Jonah!

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Breakfast is the most important meal!!

I just made this and it was magnificent! I’ll call it Baby in a Bun. It’s really simple to make and it took about 10 min. This is how I did it:

Ingredients:

1 Cinnamon raisin or blueberry bagel

2 Eggs

1 Teaspoon of sour cream (optional)

3 shakes of the salt shaker (optional)

Tons of butter!

Scramble the eggs and add the sour cream (I hope you know how to make eggs by now). Heat the pan and put in like a table spoon of butter. Let it melt for a bit, and then hold down each half of the bagel inside up in the pan for about 10 sec. You’ll need a teaspoon of butter for each side.  Remove both halves of bagel and place to the side on a plate.  Put in tons of butter then pour eggs in to pan with medium heat. Scramble to perfection, shake the salt, and then put eggs on bun.

Done! You have a Baby in the Bun ;).

This is healthy because of the nutrients. Not fat content.

I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas!

As I began to write this post, I was reminded of one of my favorite Barney songs. It’s one of those songs aimed at getting kids to make healthy eating choices. Once we become responsible for buying our own food, we want to eat healthy, but our wallets simply don’t allow sometimes. These are some tricks I’ve learned from a variety of sources that have worked pretty well.

Use coupons– I saw an episode of Extreme Couponing on TLC where a guy got $885 in groceries for free! He also spent 30 hours a week preparing for his shopping trip by gathering coupons and researching grocery store sales, so it’s a tradeoff. This is an extreme –hence the title− case of couponing, but if you go to the websites of some of your favorite brands, they’ll usually have money saving coupons you can use. CouponMom.com is also a great resource. If you want to do extreme couponing, here’s a link from the shows’ website with tips from extreme couponers.

Buy in season- I just went to the grocery store and there were kiwis 3 for a $1! If fruits and vegetables are in season they are usually really cheap. If your favorite fruit or veggie isn’t in season, they should be cheaper in the frozen food section.

Change your priorities- Making the decision that
eating well is a little more important than clothes or entertainment in your budget, could give you more money in the food category to buy better food. Think of all the money you’d be saving on medical bills in the future by focusing on your health and eating well :).

Don’t follow a recipe- Don’t follow them instruction by instruction, but use them more as inspirations. Many call for random ingredients that you don’t immediately have on hand, and it runs up your grocery bill. So be creative! Be inspired from the recipe to make the meal your way by substituting things you already have at home or are less costly than the ingredient in the recipe.

Farmers markets- Fruit, vegetables, meat, and
grains are usually cheaper here because they are from local farms.

These have been very effective for me in trying to eat healthy on a
budget. It may be a challenge for some to follow every suggestion, but maybe picking one or two will help you toward the goal of eating better. Have you tried any other methods that have worked well?