I bought 2 cases of fresh strawberries for $1.98 because some were starting to go bad. After sorting, cleaning and disposing of the bad strawberries and leaves I filled a one pound container filled with compost matter! That’s it! I couldn’t believe it. So I actually got 15lbs of strawberries for $1.98. I’m good with that!
So now maybe I’ll make a strawberry pie and freeze the rest!
And that’s exactly what I did…we will eat one and I will freeze one for later!
So I like to make big dinners and freeze the leftovers in jars for a quick meal. Label each jar and make sure to write the date too. I vacuum seal my jars with my food saver, before freezing. Helps with freezer burn.
Last night I made Sweet Potaoe Enchiladas with corn and black beans! Leftovers made 4 quick meals!
Updated 2014 List! I always have these lists on my iPhone. So when I don’t have enough money for all organic then I check out this list to see what fruits and vegetables I could by non-organic and not consume so much pesticides.
FoodMatters published this article too:
An Example: Grams and Teaspoons of Sugar
People often want to convert sugar from grams to teaspoons because grams are listed on the Nutrient Fact labels of processed foods, and it’s easier for those of us who are used to Imperial units to mentally picture a teaspoonful of sugar instead of a gram of sugar. One teaspoon of granulated white sugar is close to four grams. If you buy a bottle of cola with 44 grams of sugar, you would divide 44 by 4, which is equal to 11 teaspoons of sugar. That’s a lot of sugar – and a lot of calories with no additional nutritional value.
I love my food saver! I bought my very first one when I was 20! I also use this method to make sauerkraut, coconut kefir & how i store any left over raw creations, herbs etc. It really does work, been doing it for many years now.
Town and Country had 2 big bags of ORGANIC grapes in the discount rack for only $1.29. I took them home rinse and cleaned them up, then spread them on a cookie sheet to freeze for smoothies. Summer time this are great cold treats too!
Pretty big bag of Organic Grapes for $1.29. Can’t beat that!