Why Salad in a Jar Will Change Your Eating Habits and Save You Money (and a little bit about me)
Do you have good intentions to eat better but get derailed because of too little time or energy? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Do you buy lots of lettuce, then throw it away because it goes bad before you can eat it? Me too. But not anymore.
My name is Paula Rhodes, and I have a solution.
Salad in a Jar (vacuum-packed, prepared lettuce) can save you money and calories. It works so well for me that I started this blog in 2009 to share this money-saving technique, along with other ways to make healthy eating more convenient, tasty and economical. Hopefully, this will create leftovers in your monetary budget AND your calorie budget to spend on the occasional treat. I’ve got a few recipes for those, too.
There’s a lot more than lettuce going on around here…
- Make your own Greek yogurt or regular yogurt if you prefer
- Home-made bread that tastes and looks like bread from an artisan bakery–mixed in a bread machine
- Whip up perfectly smooth cream fillings, dressings, sauces, and soups– in minutes
- Family recipes–streamlined and tweaked to perfection
- Easier and quicker methods for making traditional recipes, e.g. French Bread (Made in a Bread Machine), Brioche–A Beginner’s Guide and Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo with Instructions for Making Roux in the Microwave, to name a few
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- I grew up on a large farm in Indiana but always dreamed of being a city girl. After graduating from Oklahoma Christian, I moved to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area where I met and married a native Texan. In case you never noticed, Texans think Texas is the only place to live, so it looks like I’ll be here for the duration, Lord willing.
- I have a degree in Home Economics (known as Family and Consumer Sciences these days) and one in Ultrasound (my current day-job).
- I’ve had a few jobs in my life. Those related to food include Johnson County extension agent, hospital kitchen supervisor, supervisor and cooking school teacher at The Greenhouse (a luxury weight-loss spa), research and development with Pizza Inn, and microwave cooking school instructor for some major appliance companies.
- Since I cannot live on bread alone (Matt 4:4), I’m a follower of Jesus, even if I straggle far behind at times. Thankfully, he keeps drawing me back — close to himself.
Contact me at: pzrhodes at hotmail.com.
I look forward to hearing from you.