Easy and healthy meals for new moms that are all gluten-free and Trim Healthy Mama approved! These meals will keep you fueled and nourished while you care for your little one.
Make meal planning a family event when you get the kids involved. You will be amazed at how easy it is to incorporate their ideas and help into your meal planning routine.
The family grocery budget wasn’t really a conversation I ever had with my parents growing up. I remember cutting coupons with my mom and her envelope that she brought to the store. I remember treating grocery shopping like a treasure hunt for the items on the coupons. But the actual numbers? Those were never talked about.
Now that I’m a mom, my kids probably think I spend too much time talking about our grocery budget! I want them to understand that the food we costs money and that in order for our overall budget to work and allow me to stay at home with them, we need to pay attention to what we spend as a family on our groceries. I want them to leave our home knowing how to plan meals, make a grocery list, and budget appropriately.
But how do we get to the point of creating not only a meal plan and grocery list, but also a reasonable family grocery budget?
Is meal planning worth it? What are the benefits of meal planning? These five perks of meal planning will convince you why it’s a great idea and an important part of a well functioning home.
Healthy choices don’t need to be elaborate or difficult. Small, simple changes are the best way to create long lasting healthy habits in our lives. Here are 8 simple changes you can make to start living a healthier life, now. #healthyliving #healthyeating #healthychoices #healthymeals #lifestylechanges
Get ready for back to school and teach your kids to make their own healthy lunches! #bentobox #sandwichalternatives #nonsandwichlunches #schoollunch #lunchbox
I’m not using these rewards to cut our grocery budget drastically. Instead I’m using them to tuck away a little bit here and there for buying items that are already on my list so we have some extra cash for fun splurges or Christmas and birthday gifts. Again, it’s not going to put mega bucks in your pocket, but if you are already shopping, what does it hurt to spend a few minutes uploading your receipt to a few places to earn some pocket change?
This is it – the FINAL meal plan featured on the blog! In an effort to cut down on the amount of time I spend writing posts I had to think and pray long and hard about what to keep posting and what to eliminate. Last year I was posting four times each week. While I enjoyed writing my posts it was also A LOT of work to stay on top of constantly. Cutting it down to two per week is going to give me significantly more breathing room while also allowing more time to connect with readers and focus on quality posts rather than the quantity of posts.
Two weeks in a row at Aldi- what? Micah and I decided that healthier choices needed to be a priority this year so we are trying to cut the amount of carbs we are eating and adding more veggies to each meal. The kids aren’t huge fans of this change but they are slowly, very slowly, coming around. We are still feeding them some of their favorites like pancakes and quick breads with their eggs but we are skipping and eating more loaded omelettes. Baby steps 😉
Happy New Year weekend! We are repeating a few of the same appetizers from Christmas Eve (we prepped extra when we made them the first time) plus we are adding in french fries and mini tacos in place of meatballs and shrimp. But that’s about as exciting as we get around here. The kids will still be in bed at a fairly normal hour and while we might see midnight, it’s mostly because we don’t need to leave the house the next day and not because we we want to see the year switch over.