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 […]

This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less: Mostly Meatless

This meal plan is mostly meatless, can be shopped at Trader Joe’s (though you don’t have to) and comes in under $70.

This meal plan is mostly meatless, can be shopped at Trader Joe’s (though you don’t have to) and comes in under $70. Yay for a new meal plan. This one was really fun to shop and cook. It’s mostly meatless which is a great way to cut costs and eat lots of fresh, fiber-rich foods. […]

What Did You Think of the New Meal Plan?

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Did you download the new meal plan, This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less? Not only was this 7-meal plan complete with side dishes and shop-able (new technical term that I just invented) for $70 or less, it was also completely shop-able at Trader Joe’s, so you could make use of one-stop shopping. (I imagine […]

Make Healthy Meals Happy Ones

Make Healthy Meals Happy Ones - Win your kids to healthy foods through their heads as well as their hearts.

Win your kids to healthy foods through their heads as well as their hearts. Last week my son puked at dinner. It wasn’t the first time. Hopefully, it will be the last. He didn’t like what I was serving. He didn’t like that I was sitting with him expecting him to finish his nine bites. […]

This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less (Bonus: Trader Joe’s Shopping Plan)

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Want to cook this week’s dinners for $70 or less? Check out this week’s meal plan. This post is going to be short and sweet. I’ve used all my brain cells creating this week’s meal plan document. Not only does the plan contain seven meals that will please kids and adults alike, but it also […]