A huge welcome to all you fabulous Moms. Thank you so much for asking me to speak today and I really hope you came away with some valuable information to start (or continue) incorporating healthier eating habits into your lifestyle. There was so much information to cram in to such a short time, but I hope what I had to say at least got you thinking of how you can trim your family’s budget.
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Here are a few links to things we talked about:
- Pantry/household stock-up price list
- My favorite things to buy at Costco
- Our family’s “Great Food Revolution of 2012”
- How and why we made The Big Milk Switch
- Homemade Pantry Staples
- The EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” list
- Finley’s Fresh Produce CSA – I will update for 2014 as soon as I have info
- Fresh Picks WA local Box-a-Week program
A few of the resources we discussed:
- King Corn – Available for free for Amazon Prime members or $2.99 to rent for non-members
- Food, Inc. – Same as King Corn for options (also check Netflix)
- Real Food by Nina Planck (my favorite resource!)
You can also check out my “Getting Started” posts through the tab on the top navigation bar. You can find more in-depth information about our monthly budget, recipes and ideas for meal planning.
If you are just getting started or wanting to streamline your budget, here is a great free resource that helps you track your monthly spending. This is the 2013 version and she will be releasing a new version soon.
Each month when the Costco home mailer comes in the mail, I trek on in and write down all the prices for the sale items and do a pretty extensive write-up. I include comparisons to smaller sized packages (per ounce, per pound) and let you know what I think is a good deal. The new home mailer starts this Thursday November 21st, so I should have the full match ups done by tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 11/20).
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I had a lot of fun talking with you today. I wish I could have talked for hours, this is such a big topic. There are so many different avenues to explore, it’s hard to touch on all of it in one short time frame. Thank you again for including me in your meeting today. Please let me know if there is anything we covered that I forgot to link to. Good luck on your journey!
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