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Get the Most for your Food Money. This List Is for You.



We wanted to make a list of foods that give you "the most bang for your buck" food money well spent on
nutrient-rich foods. Those listed below are recommended staples for your kitchen. The cost of food keeps rising.  Use this list to manage your budget.  
Fresh produce is more cost efficient that you think. Its fiber is filling. Produce is nutrient dense with nature's   
vitamins, minerals and trace minerals. Raw produce is best. Try to expand your salad contents past the traditional   
lettuce, carrots, and tomatoes.  Add raw nuts, seeds, grated cheese, dark leafy lettuces (baby spinach!), dried   
berries, and apple chunks.  Change the combination from day to day. Use organic when possible. 

Enjoy the fruits of nature!   … for the health of your family, ellen

Healthy Cost Efficient Foods


FOOD Blood Bones Brain Ears Eyes Hair Heart Joints Lungs Teeth Muscles Nails Nerves Nose Skin Points
Banana   x x   x x x x x x       x x 10
Beef, Ground, lean x   x     x x       x   x     6
Black Beans x   x                       x 2
Blueberries (frozen) x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 15
Broccoli x x x x x x x     x   x x   x 11
Carrots     x x x x x x x x   x   x x 11
Cheese, Mozzarella x x x     x       x x x x   x 9
Eggs* x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 15
Fish, Tongol Tuna x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 15
Garlic x   x     x x   x   x x x   x 9
Oats     x       x       x x x   x 6
Olive Oil x x x x x x x x   x x x x x x 14
Onions x   x x x   x x x x x x x   x 12
Parsley x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 15
Peanut Butter* x   x     x x   x   x x x   x 9
Pineapple   x x x x         x   x x x   8
Rice, Brown     x x   x   x     x   x     6
Sweet Potatoes     x x x   x   x       x   x 7
Tomatoes     x x x x x   x x x   x     9
Turkey     x x   x x x x x   x x x x 12
Watermelon x   x       x x             x 5
Yogurt, plain x x x     x       x x x x   x 9
* Except for those with allergies www.KidKritics.com, Family Food Experts Kitchen Radio,  561-417-3645      



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NEW Chair at Kid Kritics Approved

Have a NEW chair! WhaHoo!!!


We are talking about a lumbar supporting, correct posture when in front of your computer chair. My chiropractor nailed it when she said my right side pelvic area pains were caused by the crummy chair I've been using for years. And, I think my shoulder pains will disappear, too?

What's in your chair?

… for the health of You!

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There is a direct link between eating right and feeling your best. That's why it is so important to eat healthier foods, but we know that those choices are often more expensive. The Green PolkaDot Box is your virtual grocery store!  They sell natural and organic, non-GMO foods at wholesale prices, and deliver them directly to your doorstep.  Their vision is to make organic food affordable for everyone. They have over 170 brands, including many Kid Kritics Approved products that we know your family will love.  They even ship fresh produce harvested directly from organic farms. 


Green PolkaDot Box has the lowest prices–guaranteed–on organic and natural foods because it's a "buying collective" or food club like COSTCO. It cuts out the middlemen so you end up paying prices direct from the manufacturer and saving from 20% to 60% off regular price.



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Can't get any better than this! You shop for groceries online and when you spend $75 or more you get free shipping to your house. And you know you are getting healthier foods for the best prices!


Do you need more reasons to check out Green PolkaDot Box?

  • Their group buying power delivers the lowest prices direct from manufacturers and growers–guaranteed!
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  • AND this exclusive offer through KID KRITICS will get your full membership price back in credit towards your first purchase!
  • HUGE Selection of Clean, Non-GMO Organic and Natural Foods
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  • Bulk Foods, Grains, Legumes, Nuts & Seeds
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Super Hero Veggies. Their Super Powers work for Your Kids.





This is an excerpt from our recent Veggie Tales "The League of Incredible Vegetables" radio show.  Jaimie Proctor, R.D., our Nutrition and Education Manager wrote it. Thought is was so good, decided to share her words of wisdom with you. If you want to listen to the whole interview with Larry the Cucumber (hilarious!) and Veggie Tales founder, Mike Nawrocki, please listen Tuesday 9am EST on W4WN radio. Or, look for Family Food Experts radio on iTunes.

CUCUMBER: (Larryboy aka Larry the Cucumber)

You’ve probably heard the saying ‘cool as a cucumber’ Well, cucumbers could have the super hero ability to stay cool under pressure.  They truly have a cool and refreshing taste – try adding a few slices to your drinking water or blending some with honeydew melon and you’ll see what I mean.  Their high water content plus the electrolytes they contain, make them great for hydration and also for your heart and muscles. Cucumbers also provide vitamin C and silicon important for healthy skin and strong nails and bones.

TOMATOES: (Thingamabob aka Bob the Tomato)

Next are lightning fast tomatoes!  Their speed comes from potassium, a mineral needed for muscle contraction.  Of course, when you move really fast your heart rate and breathing rate also increase.  The lycopene in tomatoes acts as an antioxidant to protect your heart and lungs.  And in case you didn’t know, the lycopene content of tomatoes actually increases when tomatoes are cooked!

ASPARAGUS: (Ricochet aka Junior Asparagus)

The next Super Hero veggie is asparagus, which has the power to create a protective shield like a force field.  This shield is made of antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E, which protect the body from free-radical damage.  And asparagus also contains glutathione, one of the body’s most powerful antioxidant defenders.  In fact, glutathione can help get rid of toxins that may have slipped through that protective shield.

RHUBARB: (Vogue aka Petunia Rhubarb)

Rhubarb has the power of disguise.  If you have ever tasted raw rhubarb then you know it is quite tart!  That’s why it is often combined with fruit such as strawberries and cooked into sauces or pies.  With a little sweetness from fruit and some added fruit juice or sugar, you may just think rhubarb is a fruit!

SQUASH: (S-CAPE aka Mister Lunt, a guord)

There are so many kinds of squash.  Winter squash varieties such as butternut or acorn squash are very popular this time of year.  And you may not know this, but they have super night vision (without any special goggles!) You can tell by their deep yellow and orange colors that they are some of the best sources of alpha- and beta-carotene, which our bodies turn into active vitamin A.  Vitamin A is very important for vision, especially at night or in low light situations.  And winter squash are also a good source of protective vitamin C.

BROCCOLI:  Super power: Bones of steel.  Broccoli ounce for ounce has as much calcium as milk!  Plus broccoli supplies a number of minerals important for bone health such as magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus.  The vitamin C in broccoli is needed to form collagen, a component of bone (and connective tissue).

BRUSSELS SPROUTS: Super power: they are smart and have super fast reflexes.  They contain choline and folate important for development of the brain and nervous system.  And they are also a good source of B vitamins, copper, manganese, and potassium needed for nerve signaling.

PEAS: Super power: super strength.  They supply iron and B vitamins for blood supply and delivering oxygen to muscles.  And they also contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium needed for muscle contraction.

SPINACH & Dark leafy greens: Dark leafy greens are packed FULL of nutrients and could probably have all of the super powers listed above.  But they could also have x-ray vision and a heightened sense of smell and hearing.  Their high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin protect your eyes, especially the retina, by absorbing certain types of light. These carotenoids are also associated with a lower risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.  Dark leafy greens are also a great source of B vitamins, manganese, and copper for a healthy nervous system – to send signals from the eyes, ears, and nose to the brain.  And all of the antioxidants in dark leafy greens protect the ears, nose, and nerves from damage due to free radicals.

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