Posts Tagged ‘saving money’

How to save on health-care costs now–instead of waiting for the government

Monday, November 10th, 2008

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

Waiting for health-care reform?  Guess what.  It’s going to be a while, and no matter what the changes are, it will stay relatively expensive.  In the end, it’s still our responsibility to take care of ourselves, and to find ways to limit costs.  We can do that now.

Here are a few suggestions.

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Eat healthy during the economic crisis. Food buying tips to save money

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

Are you feeling the economic crisis in your kitchen?  Is it getting harder to maintain a healthy diet due increased food costs?   The American Diabetes Association came up with some tips on how to stretch your money while maintaining a healthy diabetic diet earlier this year. I thought this was a good time to post them.  From my viewpoint, their tips are practical for anyone trying to save money while eating healthy, not just diabetics.

They give an example recipe for grilled Asian pork kabobs that costs less than a dollar per serving, as well as substituting lesser-cost eggs and meats, using nonfat dry milk, and many other tips.  Most are common sense, but I’ll bet you will find a few you haven’t thought of.

Can you think of other tips to share?

Update-10/8/08- Related blog on tips to save money while eating healthy

How to save money on groceries — and gain more nutrition

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

pot stew cookingby Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

I recently read that Americans are trying to save money by dining out less often. Rising gas prices and runaway food costs are putting us back in the kitchen. Seventy percent of those cutting costs are saving money by eating out less frequently rather than choosing cheaper restaurants or less expensive meals.

Well that’s one side effect of a slumping economy I can celebrate. When you’re in your own kitchen, you have so much more control over what you eat. You can control cooking methods, types of food, seasonings, portions and more. I have to admit that it makes me very sad how few people cook these days. Mac and cheese out of a box doesn’t count.

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