How to Make Healthy and Delicious Freezer Stir-Fry Kits

Freezer stir-fry kits are an excellent way to spend less time cooking dinner, while also saving money on take-out or running to the grocery store last minute. You will love how delicious and healthy this stir-fry is that you’ll be making these kits all the time! Be sure to snag the free shopping list and… Keep reading →

Our Simple Fall Meal Plan {Free Printable}

I’m always looking for ways to simplify meal planning, especially now that I have 3 kids. My summer meal plan worked so well for us that I decided to come up with a fall meal plan as well. The meal plan is a basic outline of the types of meals I will make each week…. Keep reading →

Eating in Season: Fall Edition

Ah, Fall. Crisp, cool mornings followed by warm afternoons. Leaves changing from green to red, yellow, and orange and gently falling to the ground below. And pumpkin. Lots and lots of pumpkin! Doesn’t Fall just have some of the best flavors that you look forward to eating every year come the end of summer? © mythja… Keep reading →

Eating in Season: Summer Edition

One of the best ways to give our families more variety and nutrition is by eating in season. With all the wonderful produce available in the summer, it shouldn’t be too hard, either! © Thomas Bethge – stock.adobe.com Every year I mention to my husband that I would like to go to the Farmer’s Market,… Keep reading →

Our Simple Summer Meal Plan {Free Printable}

I enjoy meal planning, but it could take me several hours each week if I let it. And with two and a half kids, that’s just not an option. So I have to simplify. I also really love to cook, but I have zero desire to spend more time in the kitchen than I need… Keep reading →

Eating in Season: Spring Edition

I’ll tell you what. I have been looking forward to spring for one reason, and one reason only: all the fresh, springy produce available to eat! © zoryanchik / Dollar Photo Club It seems as though winter is left with far fewer delicious fruits and veggies than any other season, and spring is a great… Keep reading →

The 10 Pantry Staples that Keep Our Grocery Budget below $300 a month

The first few years of our marriage, I was all over the place with our meal plans. There were a few meals I would make over and over again because my husband loved them, but I loved exploring the kitchen and learning how to cook. So most nights, I was cooking something we had never had before…. Keep reading →

Premium Ingredients You Should Be Buying to Make Your Meals Taste AWESOME

When we cut back on how much we were spending on groceries, there were just some foods I was not willing to stop buying. I make pretty much every meal from scratch, and that means I need to use several different foods to add more flavor and help the dish out a bit. I am… Keep reading →

Eating in Season: Winter Edition

Now that I have two toddlers in the house, I really want to get more variety into our diets. Like most families, we have certain foods that we tend to buy over and over. That really is great for keeping the grocery bill down, but it’s not so great for little growing bodies and keeping… Keep reading →

How We Save $105 a Year on Our Toddlers’ Messes

My toddler girls make incredible messes at the dinner table. They get food on their hands, face, hair, clothes, chair, and on the floor. It’s something I truly look forward to at the start of every meal…not. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (I’ve put a * by any link that is an affiliate link)…. Keep reading →

11 Ways to Prevent Food Waste in Your Home

*This is the 15th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* The other night I made a big pot of soup and wasted more than half of it. © Elena Milevska / Dollar Photo Club On purpose? Of course not. We had… Keep reading →

30+ Foods to Start Making Instead of Buying

*This is the 7th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* I told you how much I used to spend on groceries on Monday. A hundred bucks a week was too much for our small family, at least when our income was slashed in… Keep reading →

Writing Out a Menu Plan Based Around Cheap Meals

*This is the 6th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* On the first day of the spending freeze challenge, I wrote out a menu plan through this coming Friday. Everything on my plan was based around food we already have as… Keep reading →

16 Quick Ways to Lower Your Grocery Budget

*This is the 5th day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* Before we started our spending freeze last year, I was spending about $100 a week on groceries. Each week when I would get to the checkout and hear the cashier say how… Keep reading →

The Absolute BEST Way to Freeze Soup

One busy day, when I didn’t have time to make dinner, I decided to reheat some soup we had in the freezer. I had let the bag of soup thaw overnight in the fridge. When I went to dump the contents into a saucepan, a good amount of soup stayed in the bag, stuck to the… Keep reading →