Friday was the last day of the holidays and a staff member asked me if I would like to take some extra fruit home as they still had a large bag full. I sure did! I happily accepted half a dozen. FREE produce is a healthy bonus I am VERY HAPPY to receive.
I have made changes to our diet to incorporate even more fruit and veggies. In the past 2 months I have watched four documentaries; Food Matters, Hungry for Change, Numen the Nature of Plants and Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. All of these documentaries have taught me about the foods we eat and what they do to our bodies and inspired me to care for myself and family better.
Every morning I juice a salad bowl full of vegetables and fruits for us. I start off with Dolly's juice who is a little more fussy so hers is often just apple and lemon or watermelon juice. For The Rambling Expat and myself I juice the remainder making a highly nutritional drink. We then eat a bowl of raw fruit or vegetables before having any toast.
|Watermelon, carrot, celery, mandarine, pear, water apple, lemon, apple and fennel.|
This has meant an increase of fruit and vegetables purchases and smarter grocery shopping strategies to keep the groceries at $100 a week. Not easy, but challenging and sometimes fun as I learn to use my Flybuys Card and Super Specials to my best advantage. I've also been learning what I can eat, such as watermelon rind and kiwi fruit skin. This allows for less waste as we use more of the fruit. So you see, receiving free fruits really helped us out in saving a dollar.
Any challenges in your grocery shopping to stick to budget? Fussy eaters? Guests to please? Dietary changes?
Looking forward to reading your comments,
Stephanie at Frugal Down Under.