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The Ultimate Guide To Making Vegetables More Appealing : The GGC 2018 #3 June 18-24

A FEW STEPS IS ALL IT TAKES TO MAKE VEGETABLES GO FROM BORING TO FABULOUS   One of the main reasons vegetables get blind-sided especially by children is not only because of taste but also the way vegetables are served. So, why not add colour, flavours and include new ways to plate and serve vegetables to your family. By taking these extra steps you not only combat food waste and possible increased grocery expenses but you allow vegetables to be enjoyed without worry that it will taste horrible from the get-go. When our son was a baby he couldn’t get enough fruits and vegetables and just loved them at every meal, even breakfast. He would eat half an avocado mushed up without problem, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and so on. These days we’re lucky to get cucumber slices into his belly because we think he’s lost his appeal for vegetables. Perhaps we need to perk them up a bit, so that’s what we’ve done. Mrs. CBB and I were talking about vegetables and his diet in general and were working on ways to get him rip-roaring about healthy eating and why vegetables are important. Although he’s knocking on four years old […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Portion Sizes And Your Grocery Budget : The GGC #2 June 11-17

THE SECRET TO PORTION SIZES AND GROCERY SAVINGS IS IN YOUR HANDS   You eat more, you spend more, there’s no round about way to cover this up. Before we start I just want to say that this is not about a diet it’s about a way of life and how eating healthy and with-in the limits of our body is very important to our well-being and our wallet. A PORTION DIET ISN’T A DIET AT ALL… It’s a way of life. It’s so easy to over-eat especially when we don’t take portion size into consideration. Many of you would probably admit to never reading nutrition labels and have no idea what a portion sizes of cereal is. I bet you’d be shocked to find out you probably eat enough cereal in one sitting for two to three people. I know, I’ve pretty much come to realize that portion size is my best friend when learning how to control the amount of nutrition that goes into my body. Since our son was born I haven’t been running as much as I used to and working out has went from every day to a few times a week or when I […]

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10 Best Foods To Bulk Buy When On Sale : The GGC 2018 #1 June 4-10

WHEN THE PRICE IS RIGHT A BULK BUY MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR YOU   Doing a bulk buy doesn’t necessarily mean you need to make a pit-stop to your local bulk food store. The term bulk buy is all about stocking up but not stockpiling everyday essentials that will help lower your overall grocery budget. I’m sure you’re wondering if there is a difference between stockpiling and a bulk buy and the answer is yes and no depending on how you interpret the two. Stockpiling in my opinion is buying in mass quantity for current and future use similar to grocery store shelves or an emergency shelter. When you bulk buy it may be just one or a few items that you buy in large amounts to feed more people or to stretch until the next sale. Example: You buy 3 pounds of butter instead of 1 because it was on sale. If you were to stockpile it you’d have 20lbs of butter instead of 1lb. What does stockpile mean? Stockpile- noun   a large amount of food or goods that are kept ready for future use They have a stockpile of food that will last several months. – Cambridge […]

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Valid Dissatisfied Customer Concerns At Canadian Grocery Stores : GGC 2018 #5 May 28-June 3

Speak up, Move on or Take it! The choice is yours when it comes to being a dissatisfied customer.   Ultimately the responsibility of a well-run grocery store starts at the top of the chain and trickles down but if policies and procedures aren’t met the customers will let them know. The problem is, not all customers voice their opinions to the right people or at all. Grocery store employees deal with a variety of difficult customers but then dealing with angry customers over important issues that must be dealt with right away. I find there is a difference between difficult and angry because being difficult means you want something to happen and angry is because something has happened and you want it fixed.   The Dissatisfied Customer   In any case customers often have valid concerns about the places they grocery shop at and I wanted to know from my readers what bothered them the most about our Canadian Grocery Stores. This isn’t a post to bash any particular grocery store rather it is a way to hear what the customers have to say. Most often customers won’t say a darn thing but they sure as hell think it. […]

The Ultimate Guide To Prevent Garage Sale Theft : The Saturday Weekend Review #255

BE AWARE WHAT IS HAPPENING AT YOUR GARAGE SALE BECAUSE THEFT IS A BIG ISSUE BUT NOT WIDELY DISCUSSED.   Spring and summer is the perfect time to de-clutter the house but before you host your garage sale this weekend keep garage sale theft and scams on your mind. There comes a time when even blogging about garage sale theft is a hot topic because it happens and it occurs more than you think especially to unsuspecting sellers. The problem is homeowners don’t know about it, aren’t aware or don’t care to discuss it because they are embarrassed. How would you feel if something you worked hard for was swiped when you turned your back or if someone went a step further and had a master plan with a few friends or family members? It really boggles my mind how far someone will go to get stuff for free at the risk of getting arrested and charged with theft at a garage sale. How bad do they really need it? Typically garage sale prices are already super low so why does someone steal? Because they can. I’m the type of person who would say if someone really wants something and […]

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