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Letter: Healthy (and cheap) tips

Re “Eating for one week on $47.25” (Monitor Forum, Oct. 17):

Eating healthy and delicious meals is so important and can be done economically. Here are a few of my Yankee Mom shopping habits: Buy the store brand of most things and watch for sales and specials. Buy ingredients rather than packaged products and make from scratch – for example pancakes, muffins and cookies. Buy bags of dried beans, prepare as directed, and freeze at least half in small Ziploc bags. Buy oatmeal, grains, spices, and tea in bulk at Granite State Natural Food Store or the Concord Co-op. Buy roast chicken on sale for chicken, chicken casserole, and finally soup with homemade broth from the carcass. Buy canned salmon for salmon burgers and salmon salad. Make your own yogurt for $1 per quart by heating a gallon of milk to 110 degrees, mixing in a small container of Greek yogurt, and culturing overnight either in a crock pot or in an oven set to no more than 100 degrees.



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