#104 – learn to cook

Everyone should be able to make some simple meals.  If you are new to the kitchen, start with meals that involve little cooking (i.e. salads, sandwiches), and/or that don’t have a lot of ingredients.  Take a cooking class to gain confidence.  Watch instructional videos (cooking shows, Youtube videos, etc.).  Order from a meal kit service if you aren’t sure what to buy.  If possible, make extra and freeze or save your leftovers for the next day.

#99 – do a 30 day challenge

Whether it is a 30 day challenge to encourage you to read more, exercise, eat better, or get better at a hobby, 30 day challenges are less intimidating way to develop habits, skills, or just try something new.  Track your finances (to the cent!) for 30 days.  Run or walk outside 1 mile every day for 30 days.  Cut fast food from your diet for 30 days.  Get up 30 minutes earlier every day for 30 days.  The options are endless.

#96 – eat leftovers

Instead of throwing away food left over after a meal, wrap up and eat the leftovers later. You’ll save money in the long run, and reduce food waste. Make sure you properly reheat any leftovers that need to be warmed up. Using the appropriate reheating technique (on the stove, in the oven, in the microwave, etc) will ensure your meal is just as good (or better!) the second time around.

#88 – eat apples

You can eat them raw or cooked. Make homemade applesauce. Make apple strudel. Make apple crisp. Or have cinnamon baked apples on ice cream. Eat them sliced with caramel or peanut butter. Buy an apple peeler-corer-slicer. Watching the apple spin while a spiral of peel emerges brings fun and joy to processing the apples.