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Get Your Meal Plan On

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Pesto and Tomato French Bread Pizza I’ve spent the afternoon tinkering with the next This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less. I’m super excited about it. I’ll be testing it out this week to make sure I thought of everything. If you haven’t tried one of these plans yet, I highly recommend that you do. […]

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 […]

Cheap & Easy Ways to Add Protein to Your Family’s Diet

Cheap & Easy Ways to Add Protein to Your Family

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Note from Jessica: You know that I am fairly passionate about improving our family’s diet. I don’t have it all figured out; I’m constantly learning and refining my definition of “healthy”. I love learning from people. Today regular Life as MOM reader Tiffany shares a whole-foods solution to commercial protein supplements.

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.

Juices for Kids: Q&A

Juices for Kids: Q&A - Why juice? Isn

Why juice? Isn’t juicing messy? What do you do with the pulp? Your Juice Questions Answered – Today I thought I’d address a handful of questions and comments that I’ve received about making juices for kids. These are my “off-the-cuff” answers to some pretty common questions.

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.”