I looked at Ebay, which I buy alot of stuff from and there are alot of the The Bullet machines brand new with all the attachments about 25.00. I have been thinking about doing smoothies that you put solid food, (green things). Right now I use liquid ingredients like cold coffee, cocoa powder, Stevia, skim milk, almond milk. Not at once. Sometimes I will add peanut butter. But i see on TV those green smoothies and think if they are any good. My smoothies fill me up but I think I can get more nutrition in other things. Does anyone do those smoothies and what do you use for the blender? That would be very helpful to me.View Thread
Thank for your reply. You gave me some tips and I want to add more info. I do have a slow cooker and I cook alot of things in it and the meals last about 4 days depending what I cook. I do alot of chili, chicken recipes with vegetables and soup. The slow cooker is a godsend.
I buy oatmeal when I go shopping. Its easy to make and can put things in it. I get the round box, it last a long time. About lint rollers, are you talking roll of masking tape to put on the old one. They make those sticky buddies that you wash but haven't came across with them. Unfortunately I don't get the newspaper that would give the flyers and coupons. I just flyers from few stores and theres no coupons in it. I probably should subscribe to a weekly newspaper that way, the section that has coupons I can clip them. I have to admit, I never have any coupons when shopping. As far as Smartphone or any kind of phone that has that app. that scan my receipts. My cell phone is so basic and doesn't have much on it.
I am frustrated that my grocery bill is more than I want every time when I shop. Ok, heres the story, I don't drive so my son drives me to Walmart every two weeks. He pays my bills, I am disabled and he gives me the cash for the groceries every two weeks. Since it takes a long time to shop he usually drops me off at the door and we will give a time to come back, usually 1.5 hrs. I am not getting any junk food cause I eat healthy. I usually buy the skinless, boneless chicken breast in 3 lb packs. I buy produce or veggies that I can make with the chicken. I don't buy any sweets or snacks. I drink green tea in the morning and love drinking lemon water during the day.
I do have two cats so I have to get their food, I buy dry and canned, treats, cat litter, liners. So it takes a percentage of the bill. My health and beauty products, I usually the least expensive brand for personal health and beauty, any kind of cleaning products. I buy 2 lint rollers every trip to get pet hair off of everything. After get my groceries I go to the checkout and the bill is nearly 200.00. That doesn't allow money for me till the next shopping trip. I granted, I don't go anywhere cause I dont drive. What can I do to cut down on groceries at the store..??. We go to Walmart cause its close to me and there prices are more than other stores I get flyers from..
I love ice cream or frozen yogurt in the summer better than other desserts. I usually opt for the low carb kind but it's very costly these days. I perused the internet for look for recipes that do NOT need heavy cream or eggs. Even frozen yogurt recipes and there's myriad of recipes, which to someone like me, it's daunting. I am asking if anyone out there has a ice cream machine and are they good for the job.
I saw recipes that do NOT need ice cream maker and have many steps to them. I saw one that uses canned evaporated milk, powdered sugar and you refrigerate the milk one day ahead, then then you whip and whip till peaks form. Add the sugar and freeze in a storage container in take it out every hour to whip the concoction again. Do this each hour for 4 hours. Seems like a chore to get ice cream. I saw frozen yogurt recipes that uses nonfat or lowfat yogurt , real fine sugar, lemon juice and whatever kind of fruit you want. They didn't have as many steps.
I am asking if anyone out there has a ice cream machine and are they good for the job.
Do you ever get lost when you experience a new store..??. Everything you used to know where the aisles are, it' another story in a new store. Ok, we have this new store called "HyVee" and I wanted to see how it was (prices wise) rather than my regular Walmart. I have been disappointing lately with my grocery bill at Walmart (even though most of things I buy are their brand). Every time I shop, which is every two weeks, my son drives me there because I dont drive. I have to budget and it's going towards the grocery bill.
So I had mixed feelings with HyVee. The store is huge which frustrates me since Im am so indecisive, and the more things a store has, its harder for me, not a easy chore. They had their brands of course but among other name brands, and I found other brands were higher priced food that I usually pay for. Its hard to fish out their "brand" in a sea of other food. Since our routine is; my son drops off at the front door, and comes back about 1 hour and 45 mins later. Really, that time I need because of my indecisive nature. This time i was not looking at some of the brands because I needed to get through my shopping in time and didnt pay attention at labels. I did get oatmeal, I always like it because nutrition. But i also got Raisin Bran because i knew of their fiber content and another kind of protein cereal. I was dismayed when I got home and I looked at the labels, I didnt pay attention of them in the store. Although they had 5 gm and 9 gm fibers in between of the two cereal, and sugar was decent enough. But my lord, the carb count is 25 or 45 gm for the other. How can that be when the sugar count was low.
I am confused now because I have no idea how many gms a person need in a day, carb wise. Are there any charts there that has the gms of food; protein, carbs, sugar, etc. in a day.? Also, I wanted to know compare prices or how much money should one person spend every two weeks, that includes personal items and dry goods like shampoo, conditioner, etc..??. I know its a tall order to asked but I feel my two week budget for food, etc is more than ever. Also I have two cats and money also goes toward their canned food, dry food, litter, and misc.
I love cereals and but majority of them alot of carbs. I look for low sugar cereal also, anything under 10 gm is good.. Oh, I also need cereal with high fiber (don't suggest All Bran...please). Anything else that has low carb and high fiber. I am asking the impossible probably. I am not a egg eater but I might re-think my breakfast since eggs are good source of protein. So, I use to have toast in the morning, whole wheat but all the studies I see everywhere say limit your bread. I sometime get the Special K with the berries when its on sale but its not a good source of fiber.
Also I reading about how some fruit are loaded with sugar, more than the others. I don't buy bananas anymore because anywhere on the web I am seeing the ads that say that bananas are loaded with sugar and starch. If I get fruit I can get just berries. Another thing they listed pineapple as a high sugar fruit. Who knew that fact.
I started to eat for the better; buy non-fat Greek yogurt when I shop (quart of it). I will buy frozen fruit and make smoothie with yogurt almost every morning. My goal is to cut alot of carbs in my diet and I used to eat cereal in the morning and I look labels all the time and most cereals have lot of carbs, even the fiber rich ones. I have noticed that with cutting on some carbs and eating yogurt, peanut butter or nuts I am constipated. Once in a awhile I have to take gentle laxative on night time so I will go the next day. I also taking more water, I keep a gallon of water in the fridge and drink with my water bottle, I refill it a few times a day, so I thought it (water) would regulate me no matter what. I took two laxatives last night and I did have relief this morning, but.....only one time. I am drinking more water so i will go alot more but it hasn't happened. Should I back off on the yogurt, peanut butter, and or nuts for a while.
Ok, I will try to make this short and make sense. I don't really make baked things, but I like to do candy things like truffles especially at holidays. I also hate to waste anything or throw things out. I was given a food gift (key lime cake) that has most ingredients but asked for additional items. Anyway, I read somewhere that you can make truffles with the cake mix and frosting. I bought a can of frosting and did the batter (minus the eggs) with one stick of butter and the cake mix and sugar packet that came with it. After beating the mix I put in in the freeze since is was mushy and not pliable enough. I tasted the batter and it was quite tasty key lime. After a while I took out batter to make small balls for the truffles. I did about 20 and put them back in the freeze to harden more since again they were getting soft.
My intention is to melt chocolate and dip the cake batter balls to make truffles. I omitted the frosting because the batter was quite sugary enough. After I do it with the chocolate, will the batter inside (I am crossing my fingers since I didn't do it yet) be mushy and run out of the chocolate..?. If it doesn't work, should I toss the rest of the batter in the bowl. I cant really do anything with it since I didn't use eggs with it.
You know when a year starts, everyone pitches their diet on TV or online. In this site there were about 4 or different diets I saw, I cant recall all of them but they all work differently. The ones in mind I saw is the Meditarean diet (whatever it spells), DASH diet, Weight Watchers, and then there is a few diet books. One is called Eat It to Beat it..... comprised all about foods that you can eat to banish belly fat. Then I saw the book called, The Shred...different diet one that promises 4 inches or 2 sizes down in a certain amount of time.
With all these different diets out there, I wonder if anyone has tried anyone of the above diets I mentioned or read the books. I look at labels on food whenever I shop, i watch the fat grams, carb, gms of sugar and etc but I want different opinions and ask if anyone tried the diets. Are there menus on WEBMD for the diets they list.
Do you ever getting tired of eating the same thing all the time. I love chicken and cook it every way except fried, but I'm getting sick of it right now; I buy the bag of chicken breasts, skinless and boneless from Walmart. You get alot of chicken breasts for the price..around 6.89. That's why i get it all the time. But now I want different things for dinner, but no red meat and I want inexpensive things since I have a tight budget. I don't buy fish because there's a few pieces in a package. I do buy veggies but sometimes you can't make a meal with them. I know I am asking for a tall order but I am wanting different things that will stretch. Lately I have looking at cooking channels and they do alot of Quinoa. I never bought that, but I do like rice and oatmeal. Are there some recipes that uses quinoa. Also I want to lose weight.
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