I recently received a copy of the ebook Real Food, Real Frugal: How to Cook and Eat Real Foods on a Budget by Susan Godfrey to review. In Real Food, Real Frugal, you will learn what is not real food and what is real food. The processed food we buy in the grocery store is not real food.
Buying real food, however, does seem more expensive. Especially if you buy organics. There are ways to buy real food and stay on a budget, too. The author has many helpful tips for buying, and then properly storing, real food. She also points out which unhealthy food items to stay away from, and which healthy food items we should be eating. Included in these discussions are sweeteners and artificial sweeteners, fats, genetically modified foods – GMO’s, and more.
Part two of Real Food, Real Frugal is where the frugal part comes in. You will learn how to save money by buying in bulk, stocking up, and freezer cooking. You’ll also get help in learning how to grow your own food and preserve it.
Then come the recipes! All the categories are covered, Appetizers, Beverages, Condiments, Breads, Salads, Soups and Stews, Side dishes and vegetables, Main dishes, and finally, Sweets. I’ve been a blog reader of Susans for a few years now, and have tried many of her recipes. They have all been great. I look forward to trying some of the new recipes in this book.
I only found one thing in the book that confused me. In the sweetener section, she says that agave should be avoided altogether. Then in the recipe section, she has several recipes that use agave. I know there are a lot of people that use it, but in my research I have found that it’s actually bad for you. She’s right in saying that we should avoid it. So I won’t be trying those recipes.
Over all, Real Food, Real Frugal is an excellent way to get your family started on eating real food, and for you to start saving money.
Real Food, Real Frugal is well worth the $3.99 price!
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