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  • Budget Day 17: Yet Another Change in Plans

    Posted by 100daysofrealfood.com on October 21st, 2010 Once again my weekly dinner plan got a little off-track. You would think that if I am the one making the plan I could at least stick to it! I wanted to make whole-wheat matzo ball soup tonight, but after making pasta for our spaghetti on Monday I was left with only 1 egg.

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  • Budget Day 15: Hillbilly Produce and Harris Teeter

    Posted on 100daysofrealfood.com on October 19th, 2010 Guess how much I spent at Hillbilly Produce on those two big boxes of local apples all which have some sort of small bad spot or mark ( click to see picture )? One dollar each!! So two bucks for all of those apples, which leads me to my next question.

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  • Budget Day 12: A Real Happy Meal

    Posted on 100daysofrealfood.com on October 15th, 2010 I discovered what should truly be called a “Happy Meal” at Earthfare last night. The only thing is I have no idea why it took me so long to figure this one out! Not only did the organic real food meal that came in a fun little bag complete with a prize at the bottom make my daughters (and me) very happy, but since kids eat free on...

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  • Budget Day 9: A Change in Plans and Earthfare

    Posted on 100daysofrealfood.com on October 13th, 2010 You know how sometimes you make a plan and then barely stick to it? I think that is going to be the case with our dinner plan this week .

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  • Budget Day 8: An Unfortunate Visit to Wal-Mart

    Posted on 100daysofrealfood.com on October 12th, 2010 I tried shopping for food at Wal-Mart today, and it was almost a complete waste of my time. I knew they carried Stoneyfield Organic yogurt so I assumed they must at least have a couple of organic cheese options and maybe even some other inexpensive organic stuff.

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  • Budget Day 6: Five Bucks Left

    Posted on 100daysofrealfood.com on October 9th, 2010 Okay, the first week is almost over, I am not broke (yet), and we have enough food to push us through to Monday when I get our next $125! In some ways I think the first week could be the hardest because I am not that good at budgeting yet, but I also think it could be considered the easiest since my kitchen is still somewhat stocked from our...

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  • Budget Day 3: Sacrifices

    Posted to 100daysofrealfood.com on 10/07/2010 I am already talking about sacrifices, and it is only the third day! I was always confident we could do the first 100 Days of Real Food pledge , but to be honest I am doubting this budget pledge often. Exhibit A: The amount of raspberries you can have in your cereal when you are on a $125/week budget.

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  • Budget Day 1: Getting Organized

    Posted to 100daysofrealfood.com on 10/05/2010 Wow, day 1 is barely over, and I already feel like I’ve proven that organization is key when it comes to budgeting! I spent almost an hour this morning figuring out what we had on hand (too many greens), what meals I could make with those items, and what exactly I needed to buy.  The days of going to the store with a partial grocery list are...

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  • A look inside a whole foods fridge

    Since the most popular Food Illusion post to date has been “A look inside a whole foods pantry” I thought it would be appropriate to expand things by moving onto our fridge.

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  • Prepackaged Snacks for School

    The other day my brother emailed me asking my opinion on some organic prepackaged snacks they were considering buying.

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