How to Trick Your Family into Eating More Vegetables

Purees. They’re not just for babies (or elderly people without teeth) anymore. Who ever would have thought that vegetable purees could be so life changing?! Okay, okay, that might be an exaggeration. But, for reals, having a stockpile of vegetable purees in your freezer is like gold. “Why?” you ask? Well, for starters, if you… Keep reading →

How to Handle Meal Planning When Life Gets Crazy

What’s your plan for feeding your family when life is hectic? Instead of waiting until your life is unmanageable, plan ahead so you can get healthy food on the table when you need it most! Meal planning is the best way to control what you eat, but it may not be a practical solution when… Keep reading →

10 Easy Ways for Affordable Healthy Eating

Tired of overspending on groceries? You don’t have to break the bank to feed your family healthy food. Check out these top tips for affordable healthy eating! It’s the last day of the month. You have no money left for food, but you have to eat, right? The last two months this happened you used… 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 →

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 →

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 →