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Why Popcorn is the Cheapest Snack

Eating popcorn, is a frugal persons dream snack. It  also, has a lot of benefits compared to other snacks, such as potato chips and candy. For example, eating popcorn instead of ice cream at night, saves calories and leaves you feeling fuller. furthermore, it has high dietary fiber qualities compared to the empty calories in ice cream. Remember not to pound on the butter after popping yourself a batch. Adding healthy alternatives, like herbs and oils are most commonly used to keep the calorie count down.

It’s also, very inexpensive costing no more than a few dollars a bag. Which will result in paying a quarter or two per serving. For a single person, it can last 1 or 2 weeks depending on your appetite. Whole grain popcorn should be added to the hall of fame, on the cheap snack list.

My favorite popcorn recipe is cayenne pepper with olive oil. The olive oil and cayenne sore in nutrition value and quality. The olive oil has omega 3 fatty acids, keeping your heart healthy. It’s also, good for your skin looking healthy and vibrant. The cayenne pepper is rich in vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamin c, b6e, potassium, zinc, and calcium.

When your craving for a mid night snack;  Popcorn is your best friend and will pay off at the end of your day.

Follow the instructions on the back of your bag of popcorn. Then drizzle the olive oil over the popcorn with a few dashes of cayenne pepper.

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My Cheap Deli Chicken Adventure

Buying baked chicken in the deli department seems being lazy and cheap at times. Anticipating the hot plastic bag that it comes in, can be dreadful. In my head, I’m wondering how long have this chicken been sitting in that glass display. I tell myself, its fresh; It doesn’t look so fat and bulgy. In the meat department, I saw a whole defrosted chicken that looked like Barry Bonds on steroids.

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Baked Ginger and Cinnamon Sweet Potato’s.

Never the less, I decided to balance it out with some fresh, baked sweet potato’s. There one of the cheapest and healthiest super foods at the store. I enjoy the sweet natural taste, of the sticky honey texture. I bake them in the oven for 30 minutes on 350 degrees. To add more sweetest, I like to add some ginger and cinnamon powder, with a touch of salt. I cut them up, like little tater tots to speed up the cooking. After 10 minutes, I add the chicken to heat it up and  balance it out with the potato’s.

I have to say; after eating this meal, I actually enjoyed my lunch adventure for the price. In total, it came out to be a $2.75 meal. You cant beat that, when your on a budget. It was a healthy meal, that is if your not a vegan or vegetarian.