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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cheap Groceries = Cheap Energy

I think this saying is so funny!  It always makes me laugh.  But the saying is so true that you are what you eat.  Besides our genes & stress level, I think that most things about your state of being stems from what you put in your mouth!

I have seen a lot of blogs and pinterest posts stating how cheap they can get their grocery bill or how many things they stock pile for not much money.  

I am here to warn you to pay special attention!!

When you are looking to cut down on your grocery bill, make sure your cart isn't full of processed foods!  I believe in trying to shop around the outsides of the grocery store as much as possible.  Try to make things from scratch.  By doing this you can cut down on your grocery bill tremendously.  

Here are a few things that I try to do:

Homemade Salad Dressings 
Homemade Bread
Homemade Canned cream of chicken, mushroom, celery.......
Homemade Sauces
Homemade Meals (not prepackaged frozen meals)
Fresh Vegetables and Fruits that are season as much as possible
Baked Goodies at home including granola bars
Whole Grain Loose Oats instead of instant
Homemade Popcorn 

You also want to pay close attention to how a food makes you feel after you eat it.  You know that feeling when you aren't sick or anything but you just don't feel great either.  That is a really good indicator that the food has low energy or just doesn't jive with your system.  Ayurvedic practices really dive into this area.  To find out more about energy in food & your dosha - Contact Ted Smith at San Juan Chiropractic 970-240-8400.  

I feel that way a lot after eating red meat.  Sometimes, I do want a nice juicy burger but after eating it I am typically pretty good on red meat for weeks!  

Another good practice and good way to minimize your grocery bill is to plan two vegetarian meals a week.  There are so many great recipes out there for Vegans.  

Here are some that I love to make:

Mixed Veggie Curry Stir fry over Rice
Polenta Southwest Veggie Lasagna
Veggie Soups (there are sooo many with or without grains)
Salads with Beans or Lentils
Wine, Cheese, Olive, Grapes, Hummus & Crackers
Assorted Vegetarian Appetizers for a Meal
Pasta Dishes (warm or cold with veggies)

I hope this helps you feel better while still having a manageable grocery bill.  Being healthy doesn't have to cost a fortune!


  1. I agree with this totally. I am interested in talking with Ted. I may give him a call. The dosha idea is pretty interesting. I agree. I see people who are stocking up on all kinds of stuff because it is so cheap and there is no health in any of it. Don't get me wrong, I buy a can of progresso soup now and again, but I don't by any means fool myself into thinking it is good for me. haha. It is much cheaper to spend your money on tons of produce and good stuff and make it yourself. Now if I could only get five extra hours on my day so I can make everything from scratch.

    1. You should really sign up for the Yoga Nidra that he does. That is a MUST do! Then maybe just a little follow up about your dosha.


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