Read this article on how to eat healthier on a budget. Although I'm not so sure the bullet points necessarily address eating healthy, just how to shop on a budget, which makes me believe the author was actually watching, like, Project Runway or something last night when she remembered, "Oh shit, I must write that damned article ..." and the rest, as they say, is history.
I was hoping for more:
- Steam an entire bag of brown rice and bag it down into individual serving sizes which you can freeze. Thaw individual bags for half an hour, then microwave.
- Cook a bag of black beans until nearly done on the stovetop, then place in a crockpot with fresh corn cut off the cob and a can of unsalted chopped tomatoes. Place half in freezer (once cool) and eat the rest throughout the week. Garnish with fresh cilantro ... it's so good!
- Each week, buy three sweet potatoes. Bake in the oven and season with Tony Chachere's cajun seasoning spice, or cut into rounds and steam for 25 minutes. I love Paul Newman's Lite Ginger Soy dressing as an accompaniment.
- Wilt fresh spinach in a pot on the stove and add chopped firm tofu the last 10 minutes. I always eat the whole pot because, hello, 3 big bunches of spinach wilted is like 5 bites for a soldier like me.