January 1 generally comes with a flurry of new year’s resolutions, most aimed toward eating healthier and saving money after an extravagant holiday season. Here are a few simple ways to stick to both resolutions, with small changes that can add up to big benefits — on the scale and the pocketbook.
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Make your own pizza.
DIY pizza saves a ton of cash compared to ordering in — and you control what goes into your pizza. No glugs of oil in the pan before the dough goes in, or loads of cheap, high-fat cheese on top. Add some whole wheat flour to your dough, and load on the veggies — along with intensely flavored, lean meats like crumbled sausage or diced ham. It's also a great way to use up bits of leftovers that on their own won't make a full meal.
Babble has a recipe for easy pizza dough!
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