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Shopping for one, summing up

September 15th, 2011 at 02:17 am

I have done a lot of thinking about how I shop over the past few days, along with a lot of reading and writing and viewing different downloads and links. This task has given me some food for thought and I hope it's given you some ideas on shopping over the number of areas I have covered.

One area I didn't cover is eating and drinking way from home so try limiting the amount of food and drinks you have away from home. This area is the biggest waster of your food budget and I didn't even touch on it. Try writing down every cent you spend for a month and see how much you are spending here. You may find the money for that overseas holiday you only dreamed about.

One of the major points we all need to do at this point in time. Is to review what we have in own homes and use this before go out and buy more stuff.

Some of the other points to think about are:
- Check what we have bought and use it!
- Make a menu using what in the house first then what on special that week.
- Make a price book so you know what the cheapest price is.
- Don't be loyal to just one supermarket
- Learn to cook if you can't!


While researching for this series I came across a number of interesting links some are for small families or singles and other ones can be used by everyone. I don't know how much anyone of you reading this series has explored your government resources in the way I have done here. There a number of free downloads or online reading that I can open on this side of the Pacific Ocean. I have included some I found from Australian websites also!

Some are from US government websites and others are from umaine extension and Mayo Clinic. If you can explore these websites a lot more as there are plenty more to out there to be found. I could give you the links to a lot of downloads but exploring them yourselves will make it more interesting.

The ones that I have given you here that are marked PDF will need a reader to open them.

explore this link for interesting articles

At the bottom of this one you will find links to the other parts of this series 5 parts in all.
If you search for Thrifty Meals for Small Families, you will come up with other downloads versions.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/ktb_recip... PDF

http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/healthieryou... links to recipes


http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/healthyeating/Default.aspx?AspxAu... There are two PDF files on this link that one 130 pages & the other one 160 pages PDF.

http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4... Learn about different types of vegetarianism, nutrients of concern, how to plan a healthy diet, and find recipes.

http://www.nutrition.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=1... Shopping, Cooking & Meal Planning

Australian Links

http://www.health.vic.gov.au/nutrition/downloads/whatstoeat/... PDF

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/conten... PDF



The last of Shopping for one series

3 Responses to “Shopping for one, summing up ”

  1. Carol Hardie Says:

    Great Link's,thank you.

  2. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    Carol have a good look at them.

  3. Carol Hardie Says:

    I will,thank you!

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