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Save Money with Bountiful Baskets

In the winter time it’s hard to find fresh fruits and vegetables. Our family loves fruits and vegetables so it’s terrible when we can’t find them. Sometimes you can find fruits like bananas, strawberries, and oranges, but they don’t taste the same because they’re not really in season.

Another problem that comes with buying fruits and vegetables is the cost. They can be so expensive to purchase and the bad thing is the better quality they are, the more expensive they will be, which makes it hard to buy them. It’s important to have these in your daily diet, so we do our best to keep them in the house as often as possible.

A number of months ago we were told about a way to get fruits and vegetables a reasonable price. After a few days of consideration we decided to give it a try. We figured the worst that could happen is we wouldn’t like it and that would be the end of it. Needless to say seven months later we’re still ordering these baskets and referring our friends and family as well.

The program we purchase our fruits and vegetables through is called Bountiful Baskets and it’s an awesome co-op that’s completely volunteer based. There are not contracts to sign, no catch, and no obligation. That’s what makes it perfect!

The first time you order your total for one basket will cost $19.50 and that covers the cost of the fruits and vegetables and then the cost to purchase new baskets for the location to use for your items. Once that first order is done, you’ll pay $16.50 for each basket.

They also offer organic baskets, breads, and then other items depending on the time of the month and the season. The items you can purchase are all reasonable in price and the quality is great.

Here are some pictures of the basket we got last week. This week we’re going to volunteer to help get the baskets ready. I’m pretty excited to do that as I’ve met a number of people that attend the location we’re going to. They seem very nice and eager to help.


If you find you’re spending too much on fruits and vegetables or you can’t get good quality fruits and vegetables in your location, you should consider checking into Bountiful Baskets to see if they’re offered in your location. You won’t be sorry you did when you get enjoy the fruits and vegetables we have in our home.

New Recipe – Cheesy Turkey and Broccoli Rice

How many times have you gone to the kitchen to prepare lunch only to go back to working your business or doing your household chores because you didn’t know what to have? I have been in that situation before and I hate it because I usually end up with a headache or eating something that’s not good for me because I’m starving.

My son was clipping coupons for me a few weeks ago and ran across several recipes that he clipped and gave it to me. I put them in the cupboard not even giving it another thought.

Last weekend we got our Bountiful Basket delivery and inside it was some broccoli and cauliflower along with many other wonderful fruits and vegetables. We don’t eat a lot of the items we receive quickly enough and they go bad, so I’ve been learning how to freeze fruits and vegetables so we can eat them when we’re ready.

Anyway, we purchased a two pack of individual containers of Minute Rice at the store. I saw that in the cupboard today and that reminded me about one of the recipes my son had clipped for me. I grabbed the recipe and quickly realized we had everything to make it and it would take 5 minutes to prepare and cook it. Yay!!!!

I enjoyed the meal so much that I thought I’d share it with all of you today.

Cheesy Turkey and Broccoli Rice

1 container Minute Ready to Serve White Rice
1/3 cup (2 ounces) cooked turkey, chopped
1/3 cup broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
2 oz pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed
2 tablespoons water or milk

COMBINE rice, turkey, and broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl.

HEAT on HIGH for 2 minutes. Stir in cheese and water or milk. Microwave for 1 more minute.

STIR until well blended and creamy. Serves 1

Now here is what I did with the recipe.

I had brown rice instead of white, I didn’t use the turkey, I used shredded cheese instead of block cheese, and I forgot to add the water or milk. LOL

It was awesome and I will definitely have it again because it was easy and really good. We have cauliflower and carrots in the freezer, so I may give those a try as well. I might even mix the three vegetables together for an even different taste.

About Corrie


My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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