Top 10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Plan a Weekly Menu

There are plenty of posts around the blogosphere about why you should take the time to plan your menu, but we're going to look at the top ten reasons you shouldn't: 10. You're a non-comformist by nature, and since meal plans are popular, you refuse to give in. 9. You like to spend your free…

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How to Build a Pantry that Works for YOU

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: Over the last few weeks, I've been "eating down the pantry". What this means is that instead of grocery shopping as usual, I'm spending time and effort to use up what we have. Not only does this help me save money on food costs and…

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Giveaway: Plan to Eat 1-Year Subscription (2 Winners!)

This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Hilarie ([email protected]) and Quinn ([email protected])! If any of your resolutions or goals are related to food this year, this giveaway is for you! I've always been a meal planner, but I was never very good at it. I would inevitably forget an important ingredient for one of…

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24 Hot School Lunch Ideas + a Thermos Giveaway!

Because we homeschool, we only pack school lunches once a week when we head to our homeschool group...and truthfully? Sometimes I even struggle with ideas for that one day! Recently, Thermos sent me four of their Stainless King Food Jars to try out for hot school lunches, and I'm so excited to be able to…

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Free Thanksgiving eBook: Recipes, Tips + a Printable Planner

Has Thanksgiving snuck up on you this year? I know it has for me, and this free ebook is designed to help you plan your Thanksgiving so that it’s the kind of celebration you want. That may mean a new family tradition, a new recipe or a scaled-back meal plan. Or it may just mean…

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Make Holiday Meals Easier

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: As a child, I loved the feast days of the winter holidays. My mom cooked up a veritable storm on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. I'd lie in bed listening to the mixer run, knowing that there was a dessert in the making. She got…

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Family Meals at Home from Carrabba’s

Our eating habits have changed dramatically over the past few years, and these days we eat home-cooked meals more often than not. That said, there are still nights when I just don't feel like cooking and there's nothing to pull out of the freezer for an easy meal. {Anybody else have nights like that?} Carrabba's…

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Save Time in the Kitchen with a Little Prep Work {Eat Well, Spend Less}

As our family has taken baby steps to better eating habits over the past couple of years -- reducing and eliminating processed foods that were previously staples in our kitchen -- I've found myself spending a lot more time in the kitchen. Although I'm learning to enjoy cooking as I experiment and learn more, I…

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Four Fuss-Free Meal Planning Hacks You’ll Love

The following guest post is from Brooke of Slow Your Home: Meal planning. You understand the benefits. You know it's a good idea. You can see it helps save both money and energy. But, honestly... Thinking of endless new recipes? Keeping everyone's preferences in mind? Finding good, seasonal produce? Remembering what you have on hand…

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Once-a-Month Menu Planning & Shopping {Eat Well, Spend Less}

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less theme is all about back-to-school, with plenty of menu planning tips, meal ideas and more. As part of my commitment to simplifying for fall and putting some better routines and discipline in place for our family, I decided to go back to menu planning for a full month at…

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