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post #101 of 113
Mellisel,

will you post your apple muffin recipe?
Thanks
post #102 of 113
hmmm...ok, I'm going to make meatloaf tonight and crush up some bran flakes into it. also going to use them later in the week to make some really healthy muffins...which brings me to my next questions. I have a bunch of flaxseed. I use it whole on my oatmeal, but everythig I read says to crush it. I was going to use it in the muffins with the bran flakes. I can use it whole right? I'm not missing any health benefits by not crushing it, am I?
You guys have me so excited....
I need to sit down and inventory my freezer tonight (good new years eve activity, huh?)
post #103 of 113
So should we start a new thread to officailly start this gig???:
post #104 of 113
Softmama, the way I understand it, you need to grind/crush the seeds up. I use a coffee grinder.

We are eating leftovers from the fridge today to clear some space for things from the freezer. I am out of fruit, but am going to try to make it through the week without buying groceries. I have somee frozen fruit and raisins and cranberrries...

I'm also going to cook some carrots tonight b/c they've been in my fridge for weeks. I hopee the health benefits aren't toatally gone.:
post #105 of 113
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Originally Posted by hlkm2e View Post
Mellisel,

will you post your apple muffin recipe?
Thanks
Certainly We love these.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...69&postcount=2

These are awesome too, posted here by ***Heather***:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Scottis...es/Detail.aspx


And yes, you need to grind flax seeds for them to be effective, otherwise they pass through your body whole and undigested.
post #106 of 113
Ok, about the whole flaxseed thing. while they are whole they can just sit in my pantry right? Once I grind them, do I put them in the fridge/freezer if I have extra?
post #107 of 113
Thread Starter 
The OFFICIAL January thread.

I am sooooo pumped!
post #108 of 113
im in.... we did our biweekly shopping on friday, and only spent 112, which is good for us, usually its between 200 and 250.... i got meals for 3 weeks mostly out of our pantry and freezer with that, so im happy. i dont think we'll do the no spend, but since we're moving back to the states in 4 or so months, its time to start decluttering and selling off our 220V appliances and stuff like that.... including the freezer, lol
post #109 of 113
Well. I did my shopping on Sun. I am good for a while, I hope. This whole pantry challenge got me to thinking about all the shampoo and lotion and bodywash stuff that I have. I pledge to use it all before buying any more. Even if I get bored with the stuff. Also, I bought a big package of handkercheifs. No more kleenex for me. Dh is alarmed by this, but I told him I won't make him do it! My goal is to reduce, reuse, recycle... I am also going to make my own household cleaners (need an all-purpose recipe, tho ) Anyway. I'm excited.
post #110 of 113
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Originally Posted by gurumama View Post
As odd as this sounds, if you mash in 1 oz of cream cheese for every lb of potatoes, they freeze beautifully.
Yeah, that is how I fix them already! Well, maybe a little more cream cheese Thank you for the response.
post #111 of 113
Three full days in and 2 have been NO SPEND days.

$6.50 at the grocery so far and we are going today for bread, eggs, cream and apples.
post #112 of 113
How is everyone doing so far?
post #113 of 113
Doing good so far.... only spent $64 last week on food and it is carrying us partway through this week too.
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