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Monday, February 29, 2016

Money Matters on Monday

How many of you like drinking green shakes!?

***I know you're wondering what does this have to do with money!?  Just wait....remember the root of money matters is not only knowing how it works but how to budget to use it and save it but how to think outside of the box with thrifty thoughts...and that is where money and I go hand in hand!

I love knowing I can get my pound of greens a day with adding green shakes.  I don't juice because I want all the pulp, the thick good stuff that has so many nutrients and fiber for our body.  I personally feel blending it all together is the better way to go.

Now going through a pound plus of veggies a day could get costly...especially when I try to be as close to 100% organic as possible.  I have found some really great ways to have produce always on hand for my shakes (and even sneaky baked goods) that saves money and saves from spoilage.....FROZEN VEGGIES!  Added bonus.....you then don't have to add ice cubes!

Frozen is the next best thing to fresh because the veggies are flash frozen.  They are frozen at the prime of their taste, ripeness.  I wait til my grocery store has them on sell and I stock up.  Some of my favorite bags of veggies to stock up on are: carrots, peas, spinach, and cauliflower.   These not only are great for my smoothies but they lend fabulously to sneaky recipes.  Carrots mix well into pumpkin muffins....peas and spinach are both great to mix into anything with chocolate.....cauliflower blends well with breads, pancakes, anything light in color.  

Stock up on frozen veggies this week while sales are still going.....or wait cause the sales will be back in about 3-4 weeks....that's the cycle of grocery sales.  You won't be disappointed in all the fun things you can do with frozen veggies outside of stews and stir-frys!

Have a fabulously Monday!

hugs and blessings,
~Kelly

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