Budget Smarts: Eating Right for a healthy life

HEALTHY OPTIONS MADE EASY   Having budget smarts doesn’t mean you have to have lots of money in the bank all it means is that you are doing whatever it takes to provide for yourself the best way you can while spending less than you earn along the way. Whether you are wanting to lose, gain or maintain weight, increase your energy or simply just live a healthy life, making good choices when it comes to the foods you eat is important. Healthy eating may be expensive so they say, but it doesn’t have to be. Even though I love my vegetables, I have to admit that making healthy choices when it comes to food is something I have not always been the best at and if you ask my mom she will tell you (as she tells me often) that she thinks I don’t eat enough. I sit down every night and have dinner with my kids but during the day when I am constantly on-the-go eating seems to sometimes be easily forgotten. These last few months I have been doing some research trying to improve my eating habits as well as eating more often. I thought I would […]

Mr.CBB’s Creamy Garlic Hummus

  Hummus simply means “chickpeas” in Arabic. What I have created is an easy creamy garlic hummus recipe that anyone can make in minutes in a food processor for around $1.50. While shopping the other day we noticed the cost of this frugal dip coming in at a whopping $4.50 for a 500 g tub. You can find Tahini paste down the ethnic section at your local grocery shop for around $4-6 for a large container. Although this cost seems high for the paste it will last you for many recipes. The Tahini (sesame butter) is what turns this chickpea spread into a creamy delight and makes your taste buds tingle. If you are a hummus fan you must try this easy garlic hummus recipe before heading out to the grocery store to pay premium price for something you can easily make at home.  If you are a fan of roasted garlic you could easily substitute the fresh garlic in this simple hummus recipe for roasted garlic. Sometimes I even like to toss in some fresh basil from my garden to kick it up a notch in the flavour department. Roasted Garlic- Peel your garlic to expose the outer layer skin of the individual garlic cloves. […]

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