Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving

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Follow Friday: Good and Cheap


A friend and regular reader shared a link to the cookbook Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown with me last week. The book was created as part of her Master’s Thesis and is available¬†for free under a Creative Commons licence. According to Brown, the cookbook was designed to be affordable for people using ¬†SNAP (formerly food stamps) in the US. However, I’m sure that most of the recipes would be equally affordable for Canadians on a budget. In addition to being affordable, the recipes are nutritious and appealing. Even if you’re not on a tight budget there’s likely something in here you’d like to try: pumpkin oatmeal, broccoli apple salad, or brussels sprouts hash and eggs perhaps.

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Follow Friday: EWG Good Food on a Tight Budget

While I don’t always agree with everything the Environmental Working Group has to say, for the most part their messaging is good. They recently released a guide entitled: Good Food on a Tight Budget. With food costs continuing to rise, and increasing reliance on convenience and fast foods, it’s great to see a guide to help consumers choose affordable and nutritious whole foods. The website is aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. I also like that they include additional links and resources including shopping tips and recipes.