Snack Planning

Snack Planning Life as Mom featured

Snack planning is an important part of a mom’s week. Not only are you a little ahead of the game with a snack on hand, but you can nourish your own body as well as your kids’! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills. The opinions and text are […]

FREE Printable Meal Planner to Get You Organized

Free Weekly Meal Planner Life as Mom

Get organized this week for great meals with a FREE printable meal planner to track meal plans, grocery list, and prep ahead items. Are you ready for the week? One of the things that helps me feel better prepared for the days ahead and which helps me recover from the lazy days of the weekend […]

Organize Recipes So You Can Actually Make Them

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Recipes can be some of our most prized possessions and regularly used resources to help us eat well and enjoy good meals with family. How can you organize recipes so they best serve you? This post was written by Life as Mom contributor, Prerna Malik. Have you ever saved, pinned or clipped a bunch of […]

Organize Your Meal Planning

Organize Your Meal Planning

A little organization in your meal planning, grocery shopping, and meal prep can not only get dinner on the table, but it can make the process so much more fun! We all have to eat. There’s really no getting around that fact. So, theoretically, we all do some meal planning. Some just do it better […]

Wraps (More Lunchbox Ideas)

Wraps - More Lunchbox Ideas from Life as Mom

Wraps are a great way to enjoy lunch. They can be low or no-carbs, packed with veggies (or not) and super delicious to eat on the go. In the old days a school lunch held one of a limited range of sandwiches: PB&J, bologna, American cheese, and maybe tuna or egg salad. At least those […]

How to Save Money Cooking at Home

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Want to learn how to save money cooking at home? It’s not difficult. You’ll eat better, save money, and meet your budget. During our first year of marriage I spent more than $500/month to feed two of us. The year was 1994. If push came to shove, today, I could feel all eight of us […]

30 Minute Meals, aka My New Cookbook

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My 30 minute meals cookbook is here! Grab your copy of Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less. I promise it will earn its keep. Writing a cookbook has always been a family affair. Not only does my family need to adjust to my new time investment, but they also have to eat […]

Home Cooked Meals & How to Make Them Easily

Home Cooked Meals

Home cooked meals can be some of our favorites, but they can also be a lot of work. How can you make it easier to cook at home? I think it’s pretty common knowledge among us parents that feeding our families home cooked meals is better for kids nutritionally and developmentally as well as easier on the budget […]