Healthy Eating for Moms on a Budget

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Eating healthy doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank. Here are some ideas from DawnBlogtopus for healthy eating for moms on a budget.

Buying organic fruits and veggies, and other foods such as grass-fed beef and free-range eggs can be very expensive. However, most people, especially moms with small children want to feed their family the most healthy foods available. What is a mom on a budget to do? Read on for some tips about eating healthy on a tight budget.

Frozen Foods For Moms on a Budget

Buying fresh fruits and veggies out of season can be extremely expensive, but not having these in your diet just isn’t an option. If you can’t afford to buy many of these items fresh, then go for frozen instead of canned.

The same goes for seafood – Instead of spending a lot of money at the seafood counter go ahead and buy frozen seafood. Frozen seafood is immediately put on ice and frozen after being caught, so it tastes almost as fresh as “fresh” seafood from the fish counter.

SPeaking of Meat on a Budget

Moms on a budget will appreciate this tip – another way to save money is to use less meat in your recipes. Meat is usually more expensive than the other ingredients in recipes, so if you can substitute something else in place of a portion of meat in your recipe then you will save money.

For example, if you are making a stir fry with chicken, instead of putting in 16 ounces of chicken put in 8 ounces of chicken. To make up for the lack of chicken you can add more veggies, or even add tofu. You can get tofu very inexpensively, and it’s a better choice health-wise than fatty meats. Tofu has very little in the way of taste, it takes on the flavors of what it’s cooked with. So using the stir fry example, use tasty seasonings. Try using seasonings such as garlic, sesame oil, and soy sauce, and that’s exactly what your tofu will taste like. Which, of course, is delicious!

I hope that you found this article about eating healthy on a budget helpful. If you’d like to check out a delicious recipe, try my pork at this link right here.

Love, DawnBlogtopus

 

DawnBlogtopus Cooks – Marinated Soy Pork

dawnblogtopus soy sauce marinated pork

PORK PORK PORK! dELICIOUS SOY SAUCE PORK! tHIS RECIPE IS A FAVORITE AT MY HOUSE.

My Mother-in-Law is a wonderful lady who is an excellent cook. She has shown me many recipes, and this one is everyone in my houses’ favorite. Marinated soy sauce pork. It’s easy to make, it only takes a few ingredients, and can be made extremely inexpensively if you can catch a sale on pork. You can use bone-in or country-style pork.

Ingredients:

  • Pork – Approximately 1 pork chop per family member or equivalent in “country-style” pork. This recipe is for 4 pork chops cut off of their bones.
  • Light soy sauce (1/2 cup)
  • Dark Soy sauce (1/2 cup)
  • Ginger root, sliced in chunks (to taste)
  • Sugar (1/2 Tablespoon)
  • Garlic powder (1 Tablespoon)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Corn starch (enough to coat pork)
  • Canola oil  (enough to coat pan)

Instructions:

  • Cut the pork off of the bone, cut off the large pieces of fat
  • Cut pork into smaller chunks, approximately 1″x2″s
  • Tenderize the pork with a mallet or the dull side of a knife
  • Put the pork into a bowl and mix in both soy sauces, ginger, sugar, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix well until all of the pork is coated
  • Put in the cornstarch, and mix well until all of the pork is coated
  • Heat up the oil in your pan and cook the pork on medium heat until both sides are a darker brown, approximately 4 minutes per side. Discard ginger, and enjoy!

At my house we usually have this with plain white rice made with the rice cooker and either garlic green beans or salad. This is a yummy and filling dinner! I suggest making extra so you can have it again another day. It microwaves well.

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love, Dawnblogtopus