My sons are grown now, but I remember well the challenges of stocking my pantry with foods they liked that were good for them too. Because I’m a nutrition professor, my neighbors, friends and family often ask me whether or not a particular food is a nutritious choice for their kids.
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Visiting my parents last weekend, I came to a realization: we’re a bunch of cheapskates. Really! Half of my family’s conversations revolved around how we saved $2 buying slightly used socks last week or found a perfectly good blender at the recycling center... It was just sitting there! I’d like to say I’m different, but deep down I know that tendency to save money is hewn into my DNA. Let’s put it this way: I’ve been comparison shopping for a bicycle on Craigslist for 4 months now.
Going gluten-free might not be as commonplace as going peanut-free—but you wouldn’t know it when you’re walking the grocery-store aisles. Gluten-free products are everywhere—and I’m sure that’s partly because these days ditching gluten appeals to more than just people with celiac disease.
Why run out to buy an ingredient you forgot at the grocery store, especially if you only need a little bit? Even if I write a grocery list, I tend to miss things and end up discovering my mistake mid-recipe, when dashing out to the grocery store would be a) impractical and b) really annoying.
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