13 Ways To Eat Healthier On A Budget

I received a pretty informative article in my email today about how to eat healthier on a budget. This year I did a complete overhaul on the food we bring in to our home. I cleaned out my cupboards, pantry, fridge and freezer and got rid of about 40% of what we had. We have eliminated all processed foods, foods with dyes in them, all foods that contain GMO’s, anything enriched, and all items that have more than 6 ingredients in them, or ingredients that I can’t pronounce. I did notice that once I started buying primarily organic items that my weekly grocery bill increased almost $100 per week. I don’t mind this when it comes to health.
These choices have decreased my youngest daughters ADHD symptoms and relieved my oldest daughters tummy troubles. I recently watched a video from Robyn O’Brien who changed her children’s diets due to a food allergy and whilst researching this discovered that if you were to move to the US from any other country in the world that your risk of developing cancer in your lifetime increases 4 TIMES the day you move here due to the average American’s diet and the ingredients that are allowed to be put in our food. In Europe artificial dyes have been banned and Kraft macaroni and cheese has no artificial colors in these countries but in the US they continue to add it to the powder used to mix in the macaroni. It is very unsettling. So paying more for foods not riddled with pesticides and unnatural chemicals makes complete sense to me. If there are ways to save money but still eat healthy then I’m all for that too. That’s where this article comes in handy. Enjoy!

Now on to OOTD –


Tee – Target (Similar here on sale)
Cardigan – LOFT (Similar here)
Ponte Pants – Macys (Similar here)
Boots – Calvin Klein (Similar here on sale)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica xo


Dinner at Sucilee’s

Phew…..now that everything has calmed down, the holidays are done (for now), and my schedule is somewhat back to normal I finally have time to blog again! Yay!

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday!

My oldest daughter Jordan has ballet on Mondays, so yesterday while we were waiting for her we headed in to the restaurant next door. It’s downtown in the best part of Winchester, the walking mall in the historic area of town. The restaurant is called Sucilee’s and serves Thai food and sushi. I looooove me some sushi but had never had it here before. Wow, was I pleasantly surpised. It. Was. AMAZING! I am planning to go back with just the hubby on Friday night, our first date night since August!

If you are ever in the area I highly recommend visiting Sucilee’s. They have the most adorable parrot fish which follows you if you put your face near the tank. It was very cool.


I’ve recently begun trying to eat healthier. After scouring Pinterest for lunchtime inspiration I have found this to be one of my favorites. It is simple and quick which is an extra bonus. It consists of salad (out of the bag) and baby carrots topped with tuna with light mayo and balsamic vinaigrette. A side of strawberries and a slice of French bread as well as a delicious sparkling fruit juice izze and I am completely satisfied.
Next best lunch idea is a whole wheat pita bread, spread with salsa, and top with your choice of topping and grated cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes. My favorite toppings are wilted turnip greens, tomato and white cheddar.
What are your favorite and healthy lunchtime go-tos?

~ Jessica ~