One of the biggest ways that I save money for my family-other than just NOT giving in to impulses and buying a lot of “stuff” is by cooking. It’s a natural fit for me. I really enjoy both cooking and eating, and good food doesn’t have to be costly. I also like the fact that with home cooked food I know exactly what is going into my food-no hidden fats, sugars or preservatives!
On the other hand loving food has it’s downside, which is I tend to forget to *stop* eating 🙂 As my activity level has decreased my food intake has not, and I’ve gained a few pounds. I try to be more active-but there always seem to be a million excuses. That’s why one of my new years resolutions was to exercise more and be more healthy!
This week’s giveaway can help with all that! I am giving away a copy of $3 Low Calorie Meals cookbook! This book is 256 pages long, is divided into 9 Chapters and 2 appendix and costs $14.95.
Just like the original $3 Meals cookbook that I reviewed/gave away a few months ago, this book is simply written with clear directions. Many of the recipes contain notes with possible variations and information on whether the dish can be prepared ahead. The author uses call out boxes at the end of recipes to give the reader additional information such as pronunciations, interesting history, and offering relevant tips and techniques for the recipes.
The chapters inside were:
Chapter 1: Saving Money at the Supermarket
Chapter 2: Taking the Low (calorie) Road to Health
Chapter 3: Super Sauces, Divine Dressings & Stocks for all Occasions
Chapter 4: “Little Dishes” for Less than $1
Chapter 5: “One If By Land” . . . Part I Chicken and Turkey Entrees
Chapter 6: “One If By Land”. . . .Part II Pork and Beef Entrees
Chapter 7: “Two If By Sea”. . . . Fish Entrees
Chapter 8: Vibrant and Vegetarian Entrees
Chapter 9: (Almost) Guilt-Free Goodies
Globe Pequot Press was kind enough to not only provide me with a copy of the book to review, but also with a copy to give away! One readers will win a great frugal cookbook this week.
This giveaway will run from Tuesday, March 16 to Monday March 22nd.
Leave a comment telling me what your family’s favorite inexpensive meal is.
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