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2/7/18 1:15 P

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I think the yogurt with fruit is too high in sugar. I often use Breakstone Live Active Cottage cheese for the probiotics. Watch out too for the yogurt with aspartame. I try to stay away from the artificial sweeteners.

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2/6/18 7:06 P

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Is there a substitute for kifer I saw almond milk for smoothies
Yougurt no sugar added fat free or can I buy with fruit added

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6/2/13 4:40 P

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good thread I am on food stamps so concerned before I shell out 16 bucks I don't really have ..

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10/26/12 9:23 P

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i remember when i first started how very expensive it was. i do agree with Cinnamarie that medical expenses did decrease ALOT. i had so many copays going out when i was in physical therapy for back and knees and popping tylenols and advils all the time. and for me i was spending on take out and candy that i don't do at all anymore. but, honestly, i am definitely spending more than 20/week.

i know in my area we have BJ free 2 month trials. i imagine there are some things you could buy in bulk (like maybe tuna fish- in water and low sugar marinara) that will keep.

about a year ago there was a lot of talk about making ones own yogurt. i also know i made a lot of things with carrots and onions. i don't eat meat.

i really do feel for you because it is hard enough to make the change to healthy without the financial stress.

let us know how you are doing with it.





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10/26/12 8:25 P

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Some depends on what area of the country you live in. I know there is a difference in certain items between Central Ohio where we live and Northern Ohio where my in-laws live. I would shop sales and seasonal fruits and vegetables as much as possible. Frozen vegetables are a good choice also since you can stock up a little when on sale. You don't have to buy Greek yogurt even though it is higher in protein, I would buy plain regular yogurt instead since it is cheaper or make your own--it's pretty easy! There is also sauerkraut too if you like it. It's one of the probiotics listed. Whole chickens vs. chicken breasts is less also or look for mark downs and freeze until you are ready to use. I also buy regular large carrots instead of the baby carrots and peel and cut them myself. Just a few things I do to keep costs down for us! emoticon

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10/26/12 6:08 P

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Oh yeah. I am buying for two. Forgot to factor that in. Okay, not so bad then. lol, sorry


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10/26/12 1:50 P

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Costco sells Fage Greek yogurt by the case for $13.26........there's the whole week of probiotics right there........:-)


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10/26/12 6:54 A

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If you find a way of eating for $20 a week, including the yogurts, please share! I have gotten to the point of eating lots of cabbage and carrots due to the cost of it... and apples... Good luck! If it helps any, I've been feeling so much better, that I'm taking less medication (even the ache pills, over the counter)... and haven't been sick yet... (KNOCK ON WOOD)... so the cost of eating healthy actually saves money in the long run... not sure if you can take that into consideration or not... Good luck!


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10/25/12 3:25 P

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You might want to consider a Costco card or equivalent......much easier to budget!


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10/25/12 2:56 P

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Any suggestions for how to do this thing on a really TIGHT budget. I'm talking 10 dollars,20 dollars tight if I'm lucky.

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