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

mostly meatless plan

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?


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

sword sandwiches

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)

$70 meal plan

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 […]

This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less


A few month’s ago, my friend Amy from Mom’s Toolbox and VineSleuth Uncorked emailed asking whether or not I had any easy meal plans here at Life as MOM. I’ve been trying to get her on the freezer cooking band wagon for awhile now. I can’t remember her exact objection, but she said something like […]

Make Junk Food Yourself

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Want to improve your family‚Äôs diet? Cut out commercial junk food and make it yourself — at home, for cheaper, and less frequently. 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 […]

Get Your Meal Plan On


You gotta eat this week, so get your meal plan on. There are nine things you can do to make tomorrow better. And at least that many tasks you can tackle now to improve your whole week. In and around all the things that you need to do this week, feeding your family ranks pretty […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #40

Weekly Meal Plan with Grocery List # 40 | Life as MOM

Looking for some easy meals you can whip up this week? We’ve gotcha covered with bean tostadas, Mexican lasagna, chicken smothered with onions, chicken salad, and pork chops. This week’s FREE printable meal plan is full of some of my favorites, many which I’ve enjoyed some rendition of for about 20 years or more. I’m […]