Healthy Eating Recipe Links and Sprouting Question
I am always blessed and encouraged by those who write so positively about the art of cooking. Truth is, cooking is not a highlight on my things to do list. However, I really enjoy nurturing and taking care of my family and I also like to eat, so providing sustenance is often on my agenda. As eating healthy and living the frugal life is often on my mind, I must say that I have seen many a blog post about how it really costs less to eat a healthy diet. In some ways I believe this can be true, and if you look at long term health as a priority, this would be very true. Nevertheless, a healthy diet does not come cheap.
As food costs continue to escalate, and if you live as I do in an area where it is difficult to find anything with marked down prices or need to travel 40 minutes to find a good sale, keeping the food budget in check can be a challenge. Our diet staples are vegetables and fish, neither of which are inexpensive items in my neighborhood. Gardening is a great plan, but finding gardening success in South Texas...well, let's just say I am still working on it.
So finding a frugal recipe from time to time which can be applied or adapted to our eating for heart health plan is always appreciated. Homemade pizza has always been a real treat at our house, but after Husband's heart attack I took a bit of different approach to this meal. Now that he has made so much progress and is doing very well, I do use a bit of low fat mozzarella on his slices, but we have also found a sprinkle of feta cheese over our roasted or raw veggies and baked on a low fat crust is delicious as well.
Recently I came across this recipe for pizza crust. I really appreciate this low fat option and the fact the crust does not need to rise before baking. We did not make the Mexican version,but it looks like another healthier option we may try in the future. Although my family's overall diet and recipes would not be totally compatible with those shared by Danielle, I still have found great ideas to apply to my own menu. If you haven't visited Blissfulandomestic.com, please take some time to peruse this site. What a wealth of frugal advice!
As I can easily spend $30.00 or more per week on vegetables and fruit, the idea of sprouting seems appealing to me. The cost of the seeds would be minimal and the health benefits perhaps even better than raw vegetables. I have read some cautions about the sprouting of beans, so think I may pass on them and try sprouting seeds. Just wondering if anyone might be willing to share some sprouting experience?