Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Juicy Details!

I decided to share a WFMW tip that follows along with my previous healthier-living posts. Probably nothing new to most of you budget-minded moms!

Because I am purchasing as much organic products as possible for our budget, I have to think of ways to make those food products last as long as possible. Plus, until recently, my children have only known juice (and most other drinks other than milk!) in their watered-down version. It was just "normal" to them.

Once a month, I usually purchase 2 types of juice. Typically, I choose an orange, apple, or grape juice; each coming in about a 1 quart container. Once home, I pour the juice into a 4 quart pitcher and fill the container with water. I have a pitcher with a sifter-type handle which mixes the juice if it settles. Then, I will refill the smaller container for everyday use; refilling as needed until we have used all the "juice" in the larger pitcher.

To an adult, it does taste diluted. To a kid, just right!

And just think of all the calories and sugar grams you will be saving with each serving!!

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Melissa Markham said...

That's a great idea. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is always wonderful to find new places to visit! Have a great day!

Martie said...

Great idea! Kids truly like what they are familiar with. Thanks for the great tip.

And thank you for coming by and visiting The Big yellow House and leaving your comment. I enjoy getting to know new people.

Take care,


SAHMmy Says said...

Good idea! I buy a bottle of apple juice and a bottle of pure grape, cranberry, or pomegranate juice, then mix together and add a little water. I find that this makes the more expensive juice go much further--the bottles of mixed juices are primarily apple juice anyway, and usually cost the same as the single-fruit juice. Apple juice is always a lot cheaper.

texastanya said...

I do this all the time. My kids don't know what 'regular' juice tastes like ~ and I think that's a good thing.


kel said...

Good tip.
I just have to say since reading the previous post I have had the pirate song in my head all day...thanks a