DIY FOODS THAT SAVE MONEY
cup of tahini, the juice of one lemon, and two tablespoons of olive oil in a blender. Mix until smooth and add salt to taste.
Granola Savings per box: $5
Food is one of the biggest expenses for every family. An easy way to cut down on costs is to make items you normally buy premade. Here are some of the biggest offenders when it comes to an inflated grocery bill.
It’s a great breakfast option, and one that comes with a steep markup, but granola doesn’t even require cooking. Combine oats, dried fruit, and nuts, and you’re done. You can also add honey and bake the mixture, and then you have homemade granola bars.
Salad Dressing Savings per bottle: $3
Breadcrumbs and Croutons Savings per jar: $2.50
Not only is bottled dressing expensive, but it’s often packed with additives you want to avoid. Dressing is a simple formula: oil, plus acid (vinegar or lemon juice), plus other added flavors. You’ll be shocked how easy and delicious it is to make.
The price of breadcrumbs is outrageous. When your loaf of sourdough goes stale, don’t throw it out. Cube it, toss in some olive oil, and bake it into croutons. Alternately, crush it up and use it to bread meats or make stuffing. The next time you’re at the market, ask yourself which items in your basket can just as easily be made at home. Put in the effort to do it yourself, and your checkbook and taste buds will thank you.
Hummus Savings per tub: $3.50
Hummus pairs with nearly everything, but can cost $5 per tub. Canned chickpeas and tahini paste? They are a lot cheaper. And making hummus couldn’t be easier. Add one can of chickpeas, ¼
SUMMER READING FOR TEENS
Summer is finally here, which means your teen is going to have plenty of time on their hands. A great way for your teen to keep their mind sharp and ease the transition back to school in the fall is by reading interesting books throughout the summer. “Success for Teens™” is a book written by the Success Foundation® that illustrates the importance of clarifying goals, practicing the small efforts necessary for success, and accepting responsibility for one’s own destiny. The book is organized in an easy-to-read format and sprinkled with engaging exercises, action steps, and stories from real teens. “Success for Teens™” helps your child embrace eight principles that will allow them to shape the future they want. The Success Foundation® believes that every teen needs to be directed toward a path that enables them to achieve their goals, pursue a career, and become a productive citizen. “Success for Teens™” will guide your child along the path to doing just that. The Success Foundation® believes that youth can better meet today’s many challenges by using the principles of personal development skills, including goal setting, dream building, self- motivation, time management, and creating high self-esteem and a sense of purpose. Gillette Law Group seconds these beliefs and wants to help you set your child up for success.
This month, we will be giving away copies of “Success for Teens™” to clients who have teens in need of some useful summer reading. There is a limited supply, so these books will be given out on a first- come, first-served basis. If you would like a copy, make a request on GLGVIP.com and we will mail you one. Happy reading!
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