Lists about food

February 17, 2009

The 20 Healthiest and Cheapest Foods (from divinecaroline.com)

oats, eggs, kale, potatoes, apples, nuts, bananas, chickpeas, broccoli, watermelon, wild rice, beets, butternut squash, whole grain pasta, sardines, spinach, tofu, milk, pepitas, coffee

Hmm. Looks like an inventory of my kitchen.

Also, Ways to Save at the Grocery from www.chow.com: Bold theirs, comments mine.

1. Pick and Choose Which Organics You Buy. Organic doesn’t make a difference for produce like onions and avocados, but it does for pesticide-heavy crops like apples and peaches.

2. Skip the Deli Counter. They say roasting your own meat is easy and cheap… but I’m not much of a cold-cut girl anyway.

3. Make Your Own Granola.– I do! It’s amazing!

4. Buy Spices in Small Amounts. Ethnic markets carry bulk spices that you can select a small amount from, for much cheaper than the plastic containers that hang around FOREVER.

5. Don’t Pay a Premium for Health Fads. cough cough, pomegranate/acai

6. Find Sparkling Alternatives. Real Champagne is expensive, save it for wildly special occasions. Andre or Spanish cava will do the trick.

7. Make Mock Maple Syrup. Hmm, don’t think I’ll ever consider real Vermont maple syrup an unnecessary extravagance. Sorry.

8. Create Snacks from Scratch. I do- I make my own crackers, root veg. chips, hummus, tapenade, pesto, popcorn, etc.

9. Use Substitutions for Fancy Ingredients. aka buttermilk or sour cream instead of creme fraiche. It would depend on the recipe.

10. Chop Your Own Greens. Instead of bagged salad mixes. Good call.

Finally, this brilliant diagram from Food Proof:

http://foodproof.com/photos/full/i-guess-eating-can-help-you-1265

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