Soa “The Hulk” Palelei, Guest Blogger, returns!

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei, UFC Heavyweight Fighter and now infamous Peaches Fresh blogger has a few things to share about cravings and planning meals…


Nowadays many of us are cutting down of our expenses and it just seems like our food budget is often the first place that takes a hit. There are reports that 71% of us are cooking at home more instead of eating out.

While we may be eating more at home, the reality is that the foods most of us crave (i.e. potato chips or ice cream) don’t provide the nourishment we need to stay positive. Most are high in calories & low in nutrients. Nutrient for nutrient, these comfort foods just don’t deliver the most value for our hard-earned dollar.

The good news is that we can change this with some creative shopping and a little planning, we can make wholesome, highly nutritious food that also satisfies the soul.

Buy high quality staples like olive oil, grains, and rice you can transform these basic ingredients into all sorts of soul satisfying creations.

Lean meat can feed a family for days, mixing it up with lots of beans, peas, and lentils as well as a variety of whole grains. This will ensure a nutritious balance and a budget friendly price.

Making a list of what’s actually needed will save you money, an average household will waste 14% of food purchased. By planning your meals, shop for the fresh items you need for the week, extra portions can be frozen right after you make them so they avoid being leftovers in the back of the fridge.

I hope these tips will help you and if you’re stuck on fresh food and produce just check out Peaches Fresh Food Market, they have a selection for everyone!

– Soa “The Hulk”