Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fresh Family Food Cheap Grocery Tips

I spent $60 on a bounty of fresh produce this week to enhance our fruit and veggie selection at the house. 
Banana for snacks and apples for juicing and lunch boxes. 

Carrots for juicing and broccoli slaw for dinner salads.  

More juicing carrots and parsley for seasoning and juicing. 

Red grapes for snacking. Carrot juice and green tea the beverage of choice for us.  I keep it stocked because the people I love, love it. 😊

This week I hit a few good sales and used a for a coupon for trying grocery delivery.  Which came in so handy because I was in bed (read: under the bed dying and praying for death) with the flu this week.  I couldn't take my babies to school or cook dinner for the people I love.  It was horrible. 

I'm back now.  Looking for ways to save us money and eat fresh.  What do ya think?

This week's bill was $140
$60 worth of fresh foods. 

$30 for another case of bananas for me to keep eating with a more raw vegan focus in my daily intake (more on that later)

$10 for organic Mac cheese for the kid, along with some beans from the Indian market.  

$20 for organic frozen veggies. 

Not too bad?  I could feed five people (2 adults and 3 kids) for over a week almost two with this haul. (Not including lunches for the kiddies and a family pack of chicken for the meat eaters -$20)

Bon Apetit!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Cold and Flu Infusion

They got me!  The virus got me!  No....I don't get a flu shot becuase I always have a bad reaction to them. Stopped years ago.... Have only had the flu once since. Until NOW! (I don't advise skipping the flu shot. This is what I do.  I am not your doctor. You do what you feel is best and most advisable for your own health.)


I was so miserable and in so much pain that I wanted to write my last will and testament. Given the amount of stress I have been under lately I think my immune system withdrew from classes for the semester.  

So here I am, lying in bed praying for the sweet release of death, when it occurred to me to do three things. I'm a health advocate. I can do this!

One - start juicing vegetables and mega dosing bowls of leafy greens. 

Two - take an herbal remedy/mineral cocktail. 

Three - literally do everything in my power to sleep for 48 hours straight. 

The combination worked wonders. Six days later, I still feel like a bus ran over me, but I am no longer praying for death and hopefully tomorrow I will be well enough to return to work and the land of the living. 

Here's what I juiced:
Carrots, celery, spinach and garlic. Yuck! Don't judge me.  I drank 32 ounces of this twice a day. Along with green tea. 

Here's what I took:
I took these two or three times a day according to the bottle's dosage recommendations. 

I advise you see a doctor immediately if you think you have the flu and do what they tell you.  I went to an MD. I tested positive for the flu virus. I immediately removed myself from all other humans and proceeded to try to heal. The above regimen is what I added when after three days, I felt horribly worse not better.  

And when I say worse, I mean WORSE.  I thought I was truly going to die.  It was at that moment that I regretted not giving a few people a piece of my mind and instead taking the high road....funny how at death's door you regret the things you didn't say.  Lol.  I won't elaborate here but there were some cuss words involved.  I digress, that's a story for another day. I'll have to do more yoga or something to ground myself better when I am back at 100%. Life is coming at me these days.  But I will survive!

Be well!