Go here.... Target : Grocery : Coupons + Weekly Store Specials and print as many coupons for carrots and Lipton tea as you would like. Really.. Target is OK with that!! Carrots are on sale at Super Targets this week for just 99 cents. That makes them free after coupon! Lipton tea has the single serve packets at the registers for $1.00. After coupon, these are free too.
What will you do with 20 packs of carrots? Eat some fresh, blanch and freeze some for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday meal. OR .... blanch and puree them to add to other meals.
A few months ago, I got this book.... Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food, I learned how to add veggies to my meals to make them healthier. At first I would sneak it into the food and never tell the kids. After a while, I would tell them after they ate everything and loved it. Now they ask me to add the veggies cause it makes the food taste so much better.
A few months ago, we picked all the carrots from our garden. steamed the carrots, zucchini, onions and a garlic clove until soft. I then pureed everything and made sure there were no chunks. Chunks are what my kids hate! I then stuck them in these little bags and froze them. I pull on from the freezer when I am cooking and just add it to what ever is on the stove. I think it taste the best in a can of cheap spaghetti sauce.
So... go get free carrots and do the same thing!!