Meal planning can be done several different ways. Really, sticking to any meal plan will save you money. Reverse meal planning is a homemaking skill that saves even more money because you plan to buy food when it is cheap.
Growing up, eating leftovers was never an option. It was a given. Leftovers were snacks. Leftovers were thrown in a big dish and became the most delicious casserole. As I got older, I learned some people just toss leftovers. If people knew how to reuse leftover food maybe so much wouldn’t be thrown away.
Fermented foods aren’t something that immediately pops into my mind as health foods. But they are! Let me explain to you how important it is to begin eating fermented foods.
I know, I know. If I truly loved my family I would only buy and serve organic food. At least that’s what magazines and social media tell us…and the hipsters who randomly get interviewed on the street who couldn’t tell you what the word ‘organic’ even means. Before you throw the rotten, non-organic tomatoes, let me share with you why I don’t always buy organic food.
When I was a little girl, I was starving by the time I got off the bus at 4:40! My packed lunch eaten at 11:45am was hardly enough to last through classroom, gym and recess time. Even if I had packed a snack for later, eating and chewing gum was strictly forbidden on the bus. So I was glad for all the back to school real food snacks my mom kept on hand for quick grabbing.