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Raw on a Budget: Making Good Health Affordable

Posted on September 28 2013 | (0) Comments
Category:Raw on a Budget

Raw on a Budget: Making Good Health Affordable

Are you on the fence about going totally raw?  That’s okay!  Fresh food is good for everyone, not just vegans, vegetarians, and raw food enthusiasts.  Something as simple as the addition of a few more servings of raw fruits and veggies to your diet can deliver huge benefits to your health, whether or not you’re a full-time raw foodie.  And anytime you substitute something natural for something processed, you’re doing your body a favor. 

Fresh food is naturally delicious and wonderfully nutritious, but what about the cost?  While it’s true that some fresh-from-the-farm fruits and veggies are expensive, I’ve got some easy tips that will help you find bargains in the produce aisle this fall.  I’m going to show you how to get the most for your food money so that you can eat better without breaking the bank.

6 Affordable October Veggies

Want to eat better for less? The first step is to focus on what’s fresh and in-season.  Seasonal produce is less expensive because it is abundant and stores need to scramble to sell fresh fruits and veggies before they spoil.  Seasonal produce is also likely to come from local farms and that cuts down the costs of storage and transportation for grocers...who pass along their savings to you.

In October, you can get great deals on veggies such as

  • Squash – acorn, butternut, winter squash, zucchini
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Cabbage

As the weather gets cooler, lettuce prices start to rise.  What’s a budget-conscious salad lover to do?  I recommend that you use cabbage instead.  Cabbage is crisp and crunchy like lettuce, and when you shred it, it’s very easy to eat and digest.

Latin American Salad Sensation

You probably think “cole slaw” when you think cabbage salad, but I’d like to introduce you to an authentic Costa Rican salad based on cabbage.  Cilantro and other seasonings give this dish a distinctive sabor (Spanish for “flavor") that I just love and think you will, too.

Serve Latin American Cabbage salad with guacamole for a hearty, satisfying lunch.

Do you have a cabbage recipe you’d like to share?  Please post it in the comments section.

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