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She's Here-Lana's Mommy 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 243 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Oh, share the apple trick! My son will only eat half an apple at a time. I learned the chicken thing ... [snip!] ... asian philosophy on food - meat as an accent, more for flavoring and then the bulk of the meal is rice, noodles and veggie. "

Nice. Im trying to get the SO into that. Hes more into the meat meat and more meat but hes been very understanding about how were going to have to change...

She's Here-Lana's Mommy 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 243 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Oh, share the apple trick! My son will only eat half an apple at a time. I learned the chicken thing ... [snip!] ... asian philosophy on food - meat as an accent, more for flavoring and then the bulk of the meal is rice, noodles and veggie. "


I forgot the apple trick. I found out you can put lemon juice on them! It works great i think i have one that been in the fridge for a day and its still not brown. The guy that gave us that was a baker!

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting 1st Time Mommy-March 8th.:" Nice. Im trying to get the SO into that. Hes more into the meat meat and more meat but hes been very understanding about how were going to have to change..."


Oh, my SO is the same way, I know how you feel - he basically won't touch veggies and would rather just eat the meat and rice / pasta. I think he's realized that he's no longer 20 years old and his metabolism is catching up to him, so he's been more willing to change.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61382 posts
status 20th Jan '13
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" I can usually shop on the healthy side for 100.00 a week. Do not give into temptation on things that ... [snip!] ... soup, caserole.....a whole chicken is cheaper than buying chicken breasts (even though we do buy those, too, sometimes). "


:!::!: Agree with everything!



I buy brown rice and things like beans in the plastic bags (not in cans, or pre-cooked.) and then I cook them in bulk, and freeze them to save me both time and money.

She's Here-Lana's Mommy 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 243 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" :!::!: Agree with everything! I buy brown rice and things like beans in the plastic bags (not in cans, or pre-cooked.) and then I cook them in bulk, and freeze them to save me both time and money. "


I think i need to save money, pay off some debt and then buy another freezer! I dont like to buy those premade meals because there is so much sodium in them! Do you buy fresh veggies then freeze them? If so is there any tricks i should know?

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting 1st Time Mommy-March 8th.:" I forgot the apple trick. I found out you can put lemon juice on them! It works great i think i have ... [snip!] ... great i think i have one that been in the fridge for a day and its still not brown. The guy that gave us that was a baker! "


Awesome! I'll be trying this!

She's Here-Lana's Mommy 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 243 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Awesome! I'll be trying this!"


Im not sure the amount but i know it works...you might just have to play with it a little bit..

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" :!::!: Agree with everything! I buy brown rice and things like beans in the plastic bags (not in cans, or pre-cooked.) and then I cook them in bulk, and freeze them to save me both time and money. "


We buy bulk rice and beans, too - we buy one 17lbs bag of jasmine rice a month, usually - even eating it multiple days a week, it will generally last us more than a month and you can get it at wal mart. We have a decent quality rice cooker that never leaves the counter top, we use it ALL the time, it's also a veggie steamer - which I use a lot and I also use it to make babyfood when there are little ones.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61382 posts
status 20th Jan '13
Quoting 1st Time Mommy-March 8th.:" I think i need to save money, pay off some debt and then buy another freezer! I dont like to buy those ... [snip!] ... because there is so much sodium in them! Do you buy fresh veggies then freeze them? If so is there any tricks i should know? "


I have a tiny kitchen, and a tiny fridge/freezer. It's amazing how you can make things fit when you work really hard. You don't need anything fancy, trust me.

She's Here-Lana's Mommy 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 243 posts
20th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" I have a tiny kitchen, and a tiny fridge/freezer. It's amazing how you can make things fit when you work really hard. You don't need anything fancy, trust me."


i will believe you...i have the understanding that there are many many people that know a lot more them me! lol

She's Here-Lana's Mommy 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 243 posts
21st Jan '13

Just a heads up. I made a list and bought all of our food for the week for less then 50 bucks and ill even have enough to freeze some food for later meals :)

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61382 posts
status 21st Jan '13
Quoting 1st Time Mommy-March 8th.:" Just a heads up. I made a list and bought all of our food for the week for less then 50 bucks and ill even have enough to freeze some food for later meals :) "



Great job. I went today, too. I spent 75$ and loaded up on a lot of organic stuff, too.

She's Here-Lana's Mommy 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 243 posts
22nd Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" Great job. I went today, too. I spent 75$ and loaded up on a lot of organic stuff, too. "


Nice. I hate to say it but i never could tell the diff between organic and non organic.