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I managed to save money and trash over the holiday weekend by making my own coleslaw. My laziness almost sucked me into purchasing the bag of pre-cut cabbage and carrot to make coleslaw, but my frugal nerve got very irritated when I saw that it would cost $4 for a bag that wasn’t big enough to serve a half a person in my household. I would have to buy minimum 2 bags but more like 3 or 4.

Incensed about the price of the bagged coleslaw, I walked over to the cabbage display and bought a cabbage. The cabbage was .49 a pound and I bought one that was 2 ½ pounds (cost me all of $1.23). I picked up some banana peppers and an onion and went home to slice my cabbage and make my own coleslaw.

Not only did it cost less, but also tasted better and I didn’t have to worry about how to recycle the plastic bags the pre-cut coleslaw came in. I think that’s a win-win.

As I always say, it’s not easy living green, but it sure is rewarding.


About the author: Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog, Felicia shares what she’s learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she’s also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

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