We frugal foodies have unique challenges that normal shoppers don’t. This little segment aims to help by offering:
- Ideas for cooking from your stockpile or from what’s on sale
- Clever Casseroles in which to hide your leftovers from the hubby & kids
- Kitchen tips & tricks, and Freezer-cooking recipes
Thanks to DealDetectiveKim - who writes our weekly segment … take it away Kim!
1. keep track of what you eat–every bit of it and
2. plan ahead for 5 meals/snacks a day, no more than 400 calories each. (5×400=2,000 calories/day, which is all we all should be having anyway!)
Can you do this and still coupon? Yes, you can! Thursday for lunch I had a hot dog–plain with mustard, which was around 300 calories; for dessert I tried one of the new Skinny Cow crispy bars (100 calories). I got everything at Bi-Lo: catalina for free Southern Home buns, Ball Park franks were BOGO and I used $1/1 coupon. Someone else had not taken their BOGO Skinny Cow singles candy catalina, so I snagged it. I’ve been drinking Crystal Light. By the way, I started to get the all-beef hot dogs, thinking they’d be better for me, but believe it or not, the plain cheaper franks were 10 calories fewer AND had less fat–probably because they’re a mix of beef, pork, and turkey. So watch your labels!
- Boneless, skinless chicken breast (130 calories)
- Lemon juice (0 calories)
- Fresh or dried oregano (0 calories)
- Fresh ground black pepper (0 calories)
- Feta cheese (90 calories for 1/4 cup crumbles; I used way less than half of that on one piece of chicken)