My original Deal-A-Meal program back in the 1980's was one of the most successful plans for weight-loss this country has ever seen. And, of course, my FoodMover is carrying on that tradition with its calorie and portion controlled weight-loss formula, the tried and true to lose weight...and keep it off! But today, I don't want to talk just about losing weight, I want to talk about saving...money! And that's where the title of today's message, comes in...SEAL-A-MEAL!
The average American family tosses out more than $300 worth of food each year.
Did you know, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American family tosses out more than $300, (let me say that again), three hundred dollars worth of food each year? Hey, that's a nice piece of money and I'm sure nobody wants to throw away their hard-earned cash. But what else can you call it when you're actually throwing food into the trash or dumping it down the garbage disposal? Honestly, with the number of adults and children not getting enough to eat in this country and worldwide, it's downright sinful!
Lots of people buy food in large quantities at the supermarket and especially at one of those big membership department stores, known for their GIANT packages of food and other products. But if you and/or your family can't consume that much food before those items go bad and you end up pitching them, let's face it, you're not really saving money. You're still throwing money away! Oh, if only there were a way you could save the food and that money. But wait...there is! How's about investing in one of those vacuum food savers. I'm telling you, it's an investment, that during the course of a year, can literally pay for itself! (Sorry, I don't mean to sound like a used car salesman here, LOL, but it's true!)
You'll be able to seal and store foods without having to worry about them going bad.
A basic model of a vacuum food sealer costs about $80; a year's supply of the storage bags used with them will run about $50. Then you'll be ready to start sealing and storing foods without having to worry about them going bad before you use them. Depending on which foods you seal, they can be stored in a kitchen cabinet or put away in the freezer. And here's the good news, those sealed and stored foods can last for weeks or months and some of them can last even longer when stored in the freezer. That way, you can SEAL those foods you want to save for later and always have them ready for use in a MEAL you're preparing for you and your family. You'll save money and time because you can keep the foods you need longer without running to the market because something you'd bought in quantity went bad long before you could use it. DRAT!
So, don't just cut the fat from your diet, make an effort to cut the "fat" from your budget by not having to toss out good foods that've gone bad! SEAL those MEALS and with some of the money you save on food, why not make a nice contribution to an organization in your community that provides healthy meals for those less fortunate? Now, there's a deal you can live with because you'll end up helping someone else less fortunate than yourself!