Quick Back-to-School Lunches for Traditional Cooks

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: In most areas, it's about time to go back to school.  We're not exactly in "back to school" mode ourselves, because my oldest is only 4 1/2, and we're homeschooling.  But we are planning to start kindergarten this year, I have a 3-year-old and a…

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How to Pack a School Lunch Your Kids Will Eat

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Just like that, we're back to school. This year, it's hot to brown bag your lunch again, packing up food from home and bypassing the preservative-laden pizza, translucent mashed potatoes and the steamed vegetable medley. But when you're competing with cheese…

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Meal Planning Made Easy with Plan to Eat {+ New Features!}

It's been a while since I've posted about Plan to Eat, but our family still uses it almost every week for our meal planning and shopping list. If you're not familiar with Plan to Eat, it's an online meal planner that lets you create a Recipe Book from your favorite recipes and those you want…

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How to Eat Well on Vacation

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: Our family loves to vacation together.  Despite the fact that our oldest just turned fifteen, we don't have too many years' experience with family vacations. In our early parenting years, we either had new babies, too much debt, or both. Since we started living debt free,…

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New Quaker Soft Baked Breakfast Bars

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Although we're trying to make most of our food from scratch, chances are that there will always be nights we end up eating frozen pizza or days when we grab something easy for snack. I'm…

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5 Sources for Produce When You Don’t Grow Your Own

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: I was born into a family of subsistence farmers. My dad, my grandparents, my great-grandparents and all those before them were born and raised on farms. My dad was the first to leave the rural life for college and never returned. While I've lived my…

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A Look Back at Our Food Journey {Eat Well, Spend Less}
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A Look Back at Our Food Journey {Eat Well, Spend Less}

It's been a year since Jessica from Life as Mom approached us all with the idea of participating in the Eat Well, Spend Less series to share tips and ideas for saving money on groceries without sacrificing nutrition or quality. At the end of that first month, we decided to continue the series with monthly…

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Healthy Living on a Budget

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The focus of our Eat Well, Spend Less series over the past year has been to share tips and ideas for making healthier food choices without breaking the budget. Whatever "healthier" means to you -- choosing…

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Stock and Organize Your Freezer for Last-Minute Meals

The following is a guest post from Kate at My Kids Eat Off The Floor: I've been blogging in this space -- first Organizing Your Way and then Life Your Way -- for over three years now, and there are some great posts in the archives that don't get much attention anymore. This week, I'll…

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Plan It, Don’t Panic: A Complete Meal Planning Resource

Earlier this week, I posted a fun giveaway for Plan to Eat, my favorite meal-planning resource (there's still time to enter to win if you haven't already!). But if the thought of meal planning still seems overwhelming to you or you're not sure where to begin, Stephanie Langford from Keeper of the Home has just…

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