Guess what, everyone?!?  I’m jumping on the kale chip bandwagon.  Probably a couple months too late but better late than never.  Our family is trying to eat healthier foods  and as you know, at first you are all excited about it and really motivated but after awhile, you grow tired of it.  You start to get grouchy and want to eat everything in sight.

 

 

My family loves to eat potato chips and dip.  I love it when people tell you, “Oh.  Just eat a carrot instead.”  Come on now.  Eating a carrot will NEVER be chips and dip, people!  I am better when I have a substitute that actually reminds me of what I want to eat but also cuts down the calorie count.  Introducing…Kale Chips and Spinach Dip!

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My family’s food budget is extremely low.  Most people wonder how I manage to make dinner every night with such a small amount.  Well, I’m going to let you in on some of my secrets.  This is the first in a series of posts on how to save money on your food bill.   I have been posting each time Harris Teeter has super double coupons.  This is a crucial element to my success.  If you are lucky enough to have a grocery store that runs super double coupons (doubled up to $2)  then you really need to plan to take advantage of this.

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My daughter and I were lucky enough to attend a Craft Night at one of our favorite local consignment shops, KidzClozet.  We haven’t shopped there in awhile so we were so excited to drop by and check it out again.  It didn’t disappoint!  They have really expanded and have a ton more merchandise than I remembered.  They sell kids, junior and maternity clothes at great prices and everything is in great condition.  They have books and even a room with toys and other family-related things in the back of the store.  They have a kid’s play area and my daughter couldn’t get enough.  That was my favorite too since I could shop in peace for a bit!

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