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Happy Healthy Monday

Wow what a week it’s been. We got all moved last Saturday and I have been in unboxing hell all week. Good news is that I only have about 10 boxes upstairs left to unpack. Bad news is that I don’t know where to put some of the stuff and I have about 20 boxes downstairs to unpack.  But I love my new house and I pray my old house sells soon.

On the healthy side this past week I have been packing my lunches. Which is a huge plus for me since the only thing around here is fast food really.  I have been drinking more water the past couple weeks as well. I really need to find my scale to see where I am at.  Since we are saving money like crazy, dinners are going to be somewhat unhealthy I think. Sometimes eating healthy can get expensive. If there are any frugal healthy eaters out there I would love to hear your tricks on eating healthy on a little budget.

Also on that note, are there any couponers out there? I have never been one to clip those things but I would love to know how someone can spend $50 on $200 worth of groceries. I think that needs to be a new obsession for me. To figure that all out. Either that or i will have to get a part time job. LOL

I hope you all have a super week and enjoy this recipe.

Individual Apple “Pies”

Estimated Times

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 23 mins
Cooling Time: 10 mins cooling

Servings: 6


1/3 cup Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice
3 tablespoons light butter, melted
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons brown sugar blend (such as Splenda)
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 refrigerated pastry dough for 9-inch pie


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE Juicy Juice, butter and sugar in small bowl; stir to combine. Place apples, cornstarch and cinnamon in large bowl; toss to coat. Stir juice mixture into apple mixture. Divide between six 4-ounce custard cups (cups will be very full). Pour any remaining juice mixture evenly into cups.

ROLL out pastry and cut out six 4-inch circles; discard scraps. Place pastry circles over each custard cup, pressing onto rim of cup. Cut small slit in top of pastry to vent. Place cups on baking sheet.

BAKE for 23 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden. Cool slightly before serving.

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3 thoughts on “Happy Healthy Monday

  1. Farmer’s market if you have one close by is a great way to eat healthy on a budget. Right now, produce at our market is less expensive than the grocery store because everything is local and in-season. Less transportation cost = less cost to the consumer! Stock up on fresh fruits and veggies, they’ll keep your calorie count low and your belly feeling full! Hugs!
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  2. Those apple pies look yummy. What a great portion control method too!

    Farmers markets are great. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is great too. You buy a share in a farm. Check online to see if you can find any near you.

    We also buy a lot of our produce at Sam’s Club. We buy it in bulk so we have to eat it in bulk. Hello veggies you are there we better eat you!

    We do couponing … not extreme but I try to save 50% at the grocery store. Send me an email or catch me on twitter @simplybudgeted
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  3. I am a frugal healthy eater and my biggest advice to eat on the cheap and eat well (healthy) is to reduce the meat or cut it out all together. Aim more for rice and legume combinations for a complete protein. If you still eat meat then treat it more as a condiment vs. a first course. If you are looking for organic produce then get on your local Whole Foods newsletter to learn of the weekly deals. Good luck. Congrats on the new home and packing your lunches.
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