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4 Ways to Save Money on Your Food Bill

By | March 19, 2013

Oh, how wonderful it would be to not worry about how much you spend on food for your family every month. I would love to be able to walk into my local co-op or place an order from Vitacost without first taking a peek at our budget to ensure I don’t go over the amount Read More

Easy Steps to Cut Food Waste and Save Money

By | March 8, 2013

Image by sporkist Would you like to know a sure fire way to save over $300 this year? …Stop wasting food. Food Waste Facts The average American throws away between $336 and $516 dollars worth of food each year. Consumers toss about 20 pounds of food each month: 33% is meat 25% is seafood 20% Read More

Five Ways to Stick to Your Grocery Budget in the New Year

By | January 24, 2013

Today’s Daily Tip: If something isn’t working, ask yourself why?  Figuring out the reason it doesn’t work will give you a better sense of where to go next. January is the month of starting over and of making resolutions. Everyone I talk to seems to have financial goals for the year, but it can be Read More

5 Ways To Stretch Protein – The Real Food Way

By | January 18, 2013

image by waferboard  Today’s Daily Tip: Remember that we all have days where we “fail.”  It’s called being human.  Build some “human-ness” into your plan and don’t look for perfection. Everyone needs protein in their diet. Unlike fat, our bodies cannot store up protein, so we need to eat protein every day to stay healthy. Read More

Real Food Resources : Part 1

By | November 5, 2012

So many of you ask about where I purchase certain ingredients, or how to find the best deals on real food products. I have asked the MAK contributors as well as some of our faithful readers to share where they buy their real food and local deals. Hopefully, you will be able to use this Read More

Freezing Ahead For A Peaceful Holiday Season

By | September 13, 2012

Image by Sporkist Here in the west, the mornings and evenings are cooling down and some leaves are even starting to turn red.  Autumn really is on it’s way, and with it the holiday season is ushered in.  This might bring some folks to a state of hyperventilation because of all the business the season Read More

Ingredient Spotlight: Beans

By | September 5, 2012

When my husband and I first got married, we ate very little meat. We wanted to buy the good stuff (you know, local, grass-fed…) but we were living on part-time minimum wage jobs. So we ate like vegetarians because that was what we could afford. We lived on pasta, cheese, peanut butter, and eggs. And Read More

Farmer’s Markets – Fresh, Fun, Food!

By | August 21, 2012

Editor’s  Note: Today’s post comes from Erika at Homestead Simple. Erika is a wife, entrepreneur, homesteader, and homeschooling mom. She enjoys learning and embracing the healthy, natural part of life. Welcome, Erika! Visiting a farmers market is one way to buy local and a great way to eat healthier. If you’ve never visited your local Read More

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