Nourishing foods can be expensive, there is no doubt about that. But not all nourishing foods are, and some aren’t as expensive as you would think. Too many avoid eating “healthy” food because they are sure they can’t afford it.
When I watched the movie, Food Inc, one scene really stuck out to me. A family discussed their personal struggle with being able to afford decent food when they had a very limited budget. The camera followed them to the grocery store where pears were too expensive to buy, but McDonald’s one dollar hamburger was in their price range for dinner. I wondered what one dollar per food item could feed me and mine. As I mulled over it, I thought of all of the fast food joints with their dollar menu’s and I thought, “Hey! Why not create my own healthy dollar menu?”. After some thought and consideration, I have decided to make this idea into a new series on my blog.
1) Creating a main dish where each serving costs one dollar.
2) For the food to be nourishing
I may have to make adjustments to this series as I go on, but that’s the basic premise. I am also going to be asking some other bloggers to do guest posts for this series and I really look forward to seeing what they can create. (If you are interested in the challenge and are a blogger, email me at kimi DOT harris AT gmail DOT com for more information).
Nourishing and Frugal Gift Carnival
It seems like I am not the only one who loves making my own gifts! With the encouragement of you all, I am happy to announce that we will be having a gift carnival this month in preparation for Christmas. Please brainstorm your favorite gifts and share them with us then! I will be hosting it on November the 19th, in leiu of our normal carnival.