Saturday, March 19, 2011

Frugal Friday- Juice and Kool-aid etc.

I wanted to talk about juices and Kool-aid. If your kids are young start now with water down and adding less sugar. They will get used to it now and they will never know the difference plus it is better for them. As soon as I get home from the grocery store, I take the juice bottles I have purchased and pour half into containers I kept and washed out from the trip before. I then fill the bottles back up with water. With Kool-aid I take one packet and add water, The Kool-aid package calls for 1 cup of sugar for 2 quarts eeeeek that is crazy to me. I only add 1/2 cup and they drink it up. I came up with this out of necessity for my boys with ADHD to consume the least amount of sugar possible. I also keep all juices from cans of mandarin oranges or peaches or pears. I have canning jars in the fridge and I do the same fill them half way with the juices from the cans and half water and they looovveee these it is like a treat for them.

What little things do you do to stretch your food items with your children or yourself???
I would love to see what others do and what more I could do to stretch anything!!! Have a great weekend all Michelle