I can’t believe it’s been a full week since my last post. I’m so sorry! Believe me, I have cooked a couple things, had ideas for posts, etc. But it just wasn’t meant to be this week. This week was pretty insane–students got their progress reports which meant I spent a lot of time communicating with parents and collecting work from students. I had lots of meetings after work. In some ways, I don’t know where the time went, but it clearly didn’t go to blogging.
When there are crazy weeks like this one, it’s easy to stop cooking and start eating out or buying frozen meals. As it was, we had Panera last night (Hello, 750 calorie sandwich!). Luckily, my Reader had several items this week that reminded me why that’s not always a good idea.
Highlights for March 7-13: The Cost of Convenience.
Save Money on Food: Buy it Whole Rather Than Pre-cut, Pre-Cleaned, or Pre-Whatever from Cheap Healthy Good. Kris compares the prices of pre-cut food with their whole counterparts.
On the other hand, in Convenience Foods: What They Really Cost, The Simple Dollar looks at the amount of time saved by convenience foods and whether it’s really worth it.
$5 Dinners is asking readers to answer the question “When is Convenience Worth the Money?” As cool as it would be, we don’t make everything from scratch. So how do you decide when to make something rather than buy it?
Casual Kitchen addresses The “It’s Too Expensive to Eat Healthy Food” Debate.
Sample quote: “If you really think this is evidence that healthy food costs more than unhealthy food, then you haven’t opened your mind enough to consider all your options.” Awesome.
36 Free Templates to help you organize your food shopping and cooking, compiled by Cheap Healthy Good. Meal planning, even though I don’t always do as thorough a job as I’d like too, has definitely helped me think before I eat.
I leave you with a Toothpaste for Dinner comic…because I enjoyed it.
Here’s hoping for a less busy upcoming week!
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