Snacky Lunch – Simple & Easy to Make Everyone Happy

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The Snacky Lunch is just that – a lunch of snacks. Assemble a variety of proteins, vegetables, fruits, and breads for a DIY meal to please the masses. You need a quick and easy meal to feed your family. You don’t want fast food, but neither do you want a messy kitchen when you’re done. […]

Make a Weekly Routine with Meal Plan Theme Nights

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Meal Plan Theme Nights will make your meal planning super simple. Choose some basic themes, such as pasta or tacos, and then play with variations of those throughout the coming weeks. You’ll know what’s for dinner without so much decision fatigue. Is meal planning tripping you up? Is “lack of imagination” your current mental gap? Do […]

Crowd Pleasing Recipes that Won’t Break the Bank

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Looking for some easy, crowd-pleasing recipes? Read on for some tips, tricks and recipes to help you feed a large group on a budget. You want to open your home to friends and family, but the idea of feeding a whole mess of people is a little intimidating. What if they don’t like it? What […]

Home Cooked Meals & How to Make Them Easily

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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 […]

Get Dinner Prepped AND Whistle While You Work

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There’s one sure thing you can count on every day: your people will want dinner. And while it may seem like a chore, there are ways to get dinner prepped AND enjoy the process. Check out these tips for easier dinnertime prep. What’s for dinner? I’m hungry. When are we eating? No doubt you’ve heard […]

Meal Planning Shortcuts To Try This Week

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One of the laws of nature is that ya gotta eat. One of the laws of motherhood is that ya gotta feed your people. Here’s how to make it easy this week! Check out these Meal Planning Shortcuts and see if they don’t save you time and hassle. Do you find that you spend a lot […]

Homemade Lunchable Ideas | Homemade Bistro Boxes

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For kids of all ages, being served fun foods, each in its own private space is attractive. Check out these Homemade Lunchable Ideas to make your own healthier, cheaper, and tastier bento-style lunches. Lunchables came out in 1989 when I was in 11th grade, working at the local Lucky grocery store as “a courtesy clerk”. […]

What to Do with Leftovers? Tips for Budget Living

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We can save much money if we don’t let food go to waste. But what to do with leftovers? Check out these guidelines for what to do with last night’s dinner. Thursday Night Soup “Waste not, want not.” That’s what our grandmothers used to say. It’s the basic premise that if you use up what you […]