5 Frugal & Healthy Snacks!

5 Frugal & Healthy Snacks!

1. Popcorn – Buy a big bag of popcorn kernels and pop them yourself in a heavy bottom pan. Popcorn’s full of fiber and you can make all kinds of flavors, sweet or savory. 2. Muffins – You know I love ‘em! When made with fruit, part whole wheat and less sugar, they can be [...]

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Q & A - Moving Everything in One Car

Q & A – Moving Everything in One Car

…So I’m wondering, if you have a list or remember, exactly what you packed when you moved. I have a fantasy of moving everything in one car, too, in a year when my husband gets into residency. It’s going to be extremely exciting, after 8 years of him being in school. It’s also going to [...]

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Gotta Make Use of those Leftovers!

Gotta Make Use of those Leftovers!

It seems like eating up all or even most of our leftovers is such a battle for me. I know that’s truly a 1st world problem if I ever saw one! I’m grateful I’ve never lacked the food and nutrition my body needs! Anyways…back to leftovers, when I do successfully come up with ways to [...]

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Getting Ready to Move

WARNING: This post doesn’t have much of a point…I just feel like rambling! So, we’re going to be moving from Texas to Missouri in 2 and 1/2 months….when I start thinking about all we want to get done between now and then, I get pretty overwhelmed: Cameron finish the overhaul on the plane. Get the [...]

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21 Meat-Free Meal Ideas

21 Meat-Free Meal Ideas

When you start looking for ways to cut your grocery bill, one of the first tips you start seeing is to eat some meatless meals. Meat is usually the most expensive part of your meal, so cutting back is a great way to save some moola (and yes, that is a correct spelling for it, [...]

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Lunch Box Ideas

Lunch Box Ideas

I’ve been thinking about making this post for months, but I’ve been dreading it because the options for lunch boxes are endless and it seemed overwhelming to me.Then I thought, “Why not just share what I do?” So instead of this being a comprehensive list of all lunch box ideas I’ve ever heard or seen, [...]

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Cost Per Nutrition

Cost Per Nutrition

When I buy food I tend to think of it’s cost compared to how filling it is. A sack of potatoes is cheap and it’s really filling, so it has a low cost per serving. An expensive type of lettuce would have a high cost per serving because it’s not very filling, so you need [...]

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How I Menu Plan and Make my Grocery List

How I Menu Plan and Make my Grocery List

When I first thought about sharing how I come up with my menu and grocery list, I thought maybe it was too simple of a thing to share. After all, lots of people do it, what can I share that you don’t already know? Then on the other hand I thought about when I was [...]

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Frugal Meal and Recommended Books

Frugal Meal and Recommended Books

You may have noticed on my menu that I have baked potatoes with taco meat as a meal. Usually when we have baked potatoes we top them with chili, but I decided to try it with some taco meat I froze and cheese, sour cream, and cilantro. So that’s what we had a couple of [...]

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Keeping Produce Fresh And Using it When it's Not So Fresh

Keeping Produce Fresh And Using it When it’s Not So Fresh

Do you ever go to the store or farmer’s market and come back with lots of beautiful produce? Then after several days the produce isn’t so beautiful? Instead it’s slimy, brown, dried out, mealy or limp? Well I decided to do some research and find the best ways to keep produce longer. And I learned [...]

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