Overcoming the Stress of Having Kids in the Kitchen {Eat Well, Spend Less}

For this month's Eat Well, Spend Less theme, we're talking about kids in the kitchen... Although I'm learning to enjoy my time in the kitchen, I still find it a bit stressful. I have to really focus and concentrate so that I don't make stupid mistakes, and things that might seem obvious to someone with…

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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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A Homemade Baby Food Primer {Eat Well, Spend Less}

To celebrate the births of not one, not two, but three baby girls among the Eat Well, Spend Less bloggers, this month we're talking about all things baby- and food-related. From meals to take new moms to easy postpartum snacks, you'll find tons of practical tips...and hopefully a few gratuitous baby pictures as well! As…

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Fun Recipes for Kids to Make {Eat Well, Spend Less}

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less theme is fun in the kitchen -- surviving the food blahs, spicing up boring food and more. Making food fun is a great way to avoid the temptation to go out to eat and enjoy your home-cooking! One way we can really bless our children is to give them…

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The Key to Changing Your Diet for Good

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This month's Eat Well, Spend Less topic is food resolutions! While many of my fellow bloggers will be sharing specific tips for various goals & resolutions -- everything from involving kids in the kitchen to wasting less food -- I thought I'd share something a little bit different: What if I told you there was…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Allergen-Free Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less focus is on Thanksgiving, of course. We're sharing tips on having a fabulous Thanksgiving on a budget, using leftovers to their full potential and more. This year, my focus is on allergen-free -- specifically dairy- and gluten-free -- dishes so that our youngest daughter can enjoy a classic Thanksgiving…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Making the Most of Fall Foods

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less topic is making the most of fall foods. I love fall food, which you may have already guessed from my pumpkin recipe and apple recipe roundups! With sickness making the rounds through our home, I wasn't able to participate in the Eat Well, Spend Less series this week, but…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Emergency Planning

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less topic is emergency planning, and whether you're preparing for earthquakes and hurricanes or serious illness and job loss, having a plan and stockpile for harder times is an important part of eating well on a budget. I shared my ideas for pasta five ways earlier this week, and the…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Five Ways With Pasta

This month in our Eat Well, Spend Less series, we're talking about emergency preparedness. To be honest, I'm not sure our family is prepared at all for a major emergency, so I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the posts from Jessica, Aimee, Shaina, Katie G, Alyssa,¬†Katie K, and Tammy. That said, I love…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Back-to-School Meal Planning

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less topic is back-to-school! I shared my tips for preparing for a busy week ahead of time earlier this week, and everybody in the group is sharing their best tips as well. From dealing with allergies -- in your child and in the classroom -- when packing a school lunch…

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