July 25, 2014

7 Ways to Simplify your Menu Planning


We’ve all slacked off on menu planning from time to time. I know that once I get out of the habit, I quickly forget all the great benefits of meal planning like saving time, money, and lowering my stress level. So what do you do to get back on track? Simplify. Keeping things simple is … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Include your Kids in Menu Planning

Kids Cooking

Menu planning happens in spurts around our house but I find that I'm much more consistent with it if my kids are involved. They keep me accountable. If they know they should expect an updated menu plan on the fridge each week and it's not there, you'd better believe they are going to ask where it … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Prevent Food Waste


When it comes to cutting your grocery budget, you can make the biggest impact not by cutting what you spend but by limiting what you waste. According to a study by NRDC, “40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten.” That’s ridiculous. Imagine what that does to your food budget. … [Read more...]

Menu Planning Basics


Menu planning requires a little bit of organization but getting into the  habit of planning your menu each week can help you save money, save time, and create healthier eating habits. Keep Things Simple Menu planning does not have to take up a huge amount of time. Create a routine that works for … [Read more...]

Have You Slacked Off on Menu Planning?


Menu planning saves time money (and can occasionally save my sanity) but have you ever fallen off the menu planning wagon? Changes in your routine have a way of disrupting good habits and I'll admit, with our recent move (hey, 3 months ago is still recent right?) and the stress of establishing new … [Read more...]