After the first week of my first Food-Stamp Challenge, I discovered that thrifty cooking had many benefits besides just saving money. I discovered the power of cooking with LOVE: Local Organic Vegetables and Engaged. Even on $5 a day, I could afford the healthy, organic meals I wanted if I focused on:
- Local, seasonal ingredients
- Vegetables and other plants, including fruit, whole grains, and nuts
- Engaged and mindful cooking that reduced food waste
My husband loves that I cook fresh food and bake from scratch. We easily reached healthy weights and found ...