WAF’s Five for Friday – Tofu noodles, 4-hour work weeks, geek girlfriends…

Five fabulous finds we think you’ll like…

tofu_shirataki_02 1. Ok, so you’d have to be drunk to be fooled into thinking this was really spaghetti – but at only 20 calories, 3 grams of carbs and .5 g fat per serving, House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodles will do. Served best in soups or stir fried, these noodles add a bit of texture and flavor to low carb meals. You can find these noodles at your local farmers market, or you can check out the store list here.

2. Busy mom? E-mealz is a “meal planning resource for mom and frugal family cooks.” Meal plans are based on what’s currently on sale at grocery stores and options are categorized according to store choice and/or whatever weight management plan you and your family are on. Meal plans are designed to feed 4-6 people and are budgeted at around $75 per week. Two person plans average $35 total per week.  For a subscription of $5 per month, members receive a complete weekly aisle-by-aisle grocery list and menu plan.

3. The 4-Hour work week by Timothy Ferris – This book will revolutionize the way you approach working, whether you’re your own boss or work for someone else. We don’t necessarily subscribe to all his methods, but as they say “eat the meat and spit out the bones.” From outsourcing to time management to the cult of 9-5, you’ll never look at “a job” the same way again. Click here to visit Ferris’ website and read a few chapter previews.

4. JustGive – We all have a heart for giving but sometimes are unsure about how and where to give. JustGive is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase charitable giving by connecting people with the charities and causes they care most about.  It’s a website “dedicated to creating comprehensive tools and services to make charitable giving a part of everyday life.”  Ninety-seven cents of every dollar you contribute goes straight to the charities you designate.

5. Tech savvy? Not so tech savvy? Check out Geek Girlfriends for the latest tech world news. Christina Tynan-Wood, a technology writer and author of the book , How to Be a Geek Goddess describes the site as “a place for women who like technology but want a hand getting or keeping up to speed.” This is not a site for geeks. But it’s ok if you happen to be one.

Got something fab for ‘Five for Friday’? Email your info to contribute@womenatforty.com. We’ll feature it in an upcoming Five for Friday feature.

2. Ok, so you’d have to be drunk to be fooled into thinking this was really spaghetti – but at only 20 calories, 3 grams of carbs and .5 g fat per serving, House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodles will do. Served best in soups or stir fried, these noodles add a bit of texture and flavor to low carb meals. You can find these noodles at your local farmers market, or you can check out the store list here.

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