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Wednesday, June 06, 2012


This week we BUST another Healthy Lifestyle myth with our 5 STAR LIFE ON A 1 STAR BUDGET CHALLENGE!

Healthy food too expensive? Think again!

Tap water vs soda - want to guess which is both cheaper and better for you? Switching ONE can of soda to water every day would lead to over $500 a year in your pocket or over $2190 for a family of four. This money could be used to buy food that has some nutritional value!

Buy fruits and veggies on sale when in season. When they're not in season, frozen is picked and frozen during the season which preserves its nutrients.

Bring your lunch instead of hitting the fast food restaurants - you'll save in the long run AND feel better!

Make your designer coffee at home - it's cheaper and you have more control over the ingredients.

My weekend challenge is a BINGO style card that helps me make better nutrition and fitness decisions that won't break the bank. A very good thing for someone who is trying to save money for a trip back home to Halifax in July.
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    I liked the last Bingo challenge, this one looks a little tougher, a mani/pedi every day? Heck, I'm lucky if I get one a year, lol! Have a great weekend!
    3099 days ago
    Got my BINGO card printed too, Penny:D

    Happy BINGOing!!! emoticon
    3100 days ago
  • KAT573
    Not sure if it is still there but there have been sections on spark for saving money, threift, etc. Hope you meet your goals; I am very very familiar with this; it is at the core of how I live, actually! Keep on keeping on! emoticon
    3100 days ago
    Awww, thanks Penny :-)
    3100 days ago
    To be fair, these were not my idea(s). I have to give credit to the Admins of BLC19. They're super awesome!!!
    3101 days ago
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    Woohoo for tap water, my favorite drink!
    3101 days ago
    Great suggestions Penny!
    3101 days ago
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    Excellent blog! I totally agree, water over pop or juice. A lot of vegies are inexpensive and are good for you like: spinach, kale, swiss chard. Fruits are more tricky but if you buy in bulk they can be inexpensive. We hardly eat out, and its more healthy for you.

    Bingo card is very creative. Have fun in Halifax.
    3101 days ago
    I love the idea of a bingo card!

    "It's too expensive" was always one of my favourite excuses. At the same time, I was eating out at least once a day, and half my 'groceries' were overpriced garbage from the corner store. What I like is with the money I'm saving on not eating out all the time, we can occasionally choose some higher priced healthy items. I'd rather spend five bucks on really good bakery bread than on McDonald's.

    3101 days ago
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