Eating Healthy: Use What You’ve Got

Posted on January 31st, 2014 by Discount Debbie

Eating healthy is important to our family; so is saving money. Those two lifestyles don’t have to be mutually exclusive. I’ve posted before about our garden and the yummy ways I get my children to eat broccoli and beet greens. Today, I can’t boast about my children eating everything in the garden. However, my husband and I do enjoy the salads and coleslaws we come up with by just using what we have.

This beautiful thing grows in our garden:

Growing up, I wasn’t a big fan of cabbage or coleslaw. However, as I discovered alternative ways to make coleslaw, I have come to love it! (And, who says it won’t make it into my children’s smoothies today?) 😉

Here is a basic recipe for easy, healthy coleslaw.

1. Chop up some cabbage. This is about half of the head you see in the above photo.


2. Add some chopped onions.

3. Chop some parsley or cilantro. I just use whichever one I have. I had cilantro this time.

4. Then, grate a large carrot or two.

5. Mix it all up!

6. Mix in your favorite dressing. I usually just use equal parts olive oil and whichever vinegar I have (either balsamic or apple cider), a couple of cloves of crushed garlic and salt and pepper.


Not your typical coleslaw, right? Who cares? Make it how you like it, save money and eat healthy, nourishing food!

How do you enjoy your garden veggies?

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