Archive for February 24th, 2012

Bargain shopping and more :)

So, with a family of 4, our budget sometimes limits our healthy choices. Today was my first trip to the Dollar Tree since my healthy lifestyle change…and I wondered…can I conquer the aisles of cheaply priced, bad for you, junk.

I did, and along the way, I picked up some health conscious things that I was surprised to find.

My favorites:
-Rubbermaid Takealongs. Small plastic containers, with lids that rival my famous storage containers that I bought from my work. (I can’t say the name because I work for the company that sells them, but they have an incredible locking system. You can throw them across the room and voila they stay shut and intact.) These Rubbermaid bowls have measurements on them for 1 or 2 cups. Handy Dandy.
-Sugar Free Hawaiian Punch Singles to Go. Don’t know why, but I expected to only find the sugary ones.
-Spices. Again, I dont know why but I always assumed the spices there were crap. I bought and used them today. Just as good as the expensive stuff.
-Cheap kitchen gadgets. For their summer stuff they had a wide array of colors of squeezers, pokers, shavers, and openers. Excuse my terminology.
-Pedometer. Who knew? For a buck. Probably not the most accurate, BUT, it’s a buck.

Some of my Not So Favorites:
-Frozen Food Crap. My local DT has a freezer area now. Full of junk food galore! I had to look away to walk away from the frozen halepeno poppers.
-Honey Flavored Syrup. I grabbed one thinking, “Oh, honey, for a dollar, SCORE!” Then I actually read the label. Boo!
-Lots of canned veggies, none with low sodium.

On a different note. My fiance made chicken jerky overnight. Delish! Low cal! Chock full of protein!


We are working on Turkey Jerky now. Yum.

Yum, yum, yum.

Oh, and I’m off for 4 days from work! Whoo hoo! We were supposed to go to Myrtle Beach for the weekend for a carshow. But, no denero, no go.

Expect many-o-post from me this weekend documenting my boredom.