30 Recipes for a Whole 30

30 Recipes for a Whole 30 - Interested in taking the Whole 30 Challenge? Here are 30 family-friendly, budget-minded recipes that will help you pull it off.

Interested in taking the Whole 30 Challenge? Here are 30 family-friendly, budget-minded recipes that will help you pull it off. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps […]

Meal Planning for Hot Weather

Meal Planning for Hot Weather - Hot days are coming, if you haven

Hot days are coming, if you haven’t felt them already. Plan ahead with meal plans that suit the hot temps of summer. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase […]

5 Fun Desserts

5 Fun Desserts | LifeasMOM.com - Serve these desserts in the very dish they are prepared in.

Mix things up by serving something a little different for dessert. With Mother’s Day approaching in just a few days, I thought it would be nice for us to chat about desserts. I say, eat dessert first. But, that’s me. If you’re hosting family, or even if you’re not, a Sunday afternoon sweet sounds very […]

Dinners for $70 or Less: What Would You Like to See?

Dinners for $70 or Less: What Would You Like to See? - Submit your meal plan requests.

Last month I introduced a new resource here on Life as MOM: This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less. It’s a weeklong meal plan that not only watches its dollars and cents, but also makes sure you can prep ahead or on the spot easily and quickly throughout the week.

Each meal plan feeds four people for $70 a week for seven meals. The plans can be shopped at Trader Joe’s as well as any regular grocery store, including Walmarts and Targets that have groceries.

Improve Your Family’s Diet

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A few years ago, on an initial visit to a new GP, my husband was told that he had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. He’d had some blood work done prior to the visit, but this was the first time he’d met this doctor. Within 15 minutes of meeting him, the doctor was writing a prescription for blood pressure meds. For my 47-year old husband.

FishPapa — who wasn’t all that crunchy or health-foody (That’s my job. And my made up word.) — said, “Well, don’t you think I could try some diet changes, first?”

The doctor was stunned. Literally stunned. “Well, sure. Most people are hesitant to do that. They just want a pill.”

Mostly Meatless: A Free Printable Freezer Cooking Plan

Mostly Meatless: A Free Printable Freezer Cooking Plan - easy recipes to fill the freezer with

Last week’s Dinners for $70 or Less turned out to be a very freezer-friendly plan. You could easily buy twice as much ingredients, make double batches almost every night, and end up with a week’s worth of meals without too much extra work. We decided to reduce your work load even more by adapting that […]

3 Free Printable Easter Menus

3 Free Printable Easter Menus - Make meal planning for the holiday as easy as pie.

Meal planning for holidays is even more fun than for regular days. I know. Some of you are just shaking your heads. Let’s just embrace my geekiness for a moment, okay? 1. Holidays are easier; tradition is involved. You don’t have to get super creative. 2. Holidays are special; you can throw out all the […]

5 Ways to Eat Healthier on a Budget (Frugal Friday)

5 Ways to Eat Healthier on a Budget - Looking to improve your family

Looking to improve your family’s diet, but not sure how to pull it off on a budget? Consider these 5 ways to eat better and save some coin. One of the dilemmas about food — and there are many these days — is that the healthier food is also the more expensive food. The ingredients […]