Most of us have had times in our life when money is tight. Unexpected bills, vehicle repairs, medical debts, or losing a job often lead to a financial crisis. For many families the first place to cut back is the food budget. Even in hard times it is important to eat healthy. How do you… Continue reading Eat Right When Money’s Tight // Taco Soup
Category: Create a Menu Plan
Menu Planning 101
Menu planning does not need to be difficult or time consuming. It increases the likelihood of dining at home when you already know what you are having for dinner. Eating at home is a great way to save money and enjoy more nutritious meals. Check out the USDA’s tip sheet on Menu Planning: Use this weekly… Continue reading Menu Planning 101
Reduce Mealtime Mayhem / Two Week Sample Menu
Summer is winding down and soon kids will be back in school. Are you stressing about weeknight meals? Don’t! Follow some of our easy menu planning tips to reduce mealtime mayhem. Start with this helpful advice from Create Better Health and USU Extension: 1. Schedule a time that would work for you to plan your… Continue reading Reduce Mealtime Mayhem / Two Week Sample Menu
Cooking For One or Two // Five Recipes to Try
Are you an empty nester? Perhaps a college student who lives alone? Maybe you are a single parent of one or two children. No matter what particular situation you are in, creating healthy meals for one or two people may seem like a chore. With some help from Utah State University’s Food Science department, we’ve… Continue reading Cooking For One or Two // Five Recipes to Try
Cook Once, Eat Twice // A Week’s Worth of Recipes
As you and your family have adjusted to the new normal during a national pandemic, how is dinnertime going? Have you found solace in spending more time at the table with your family? Or has more family time at home created more work, and less time to be productive? I find myself caught somewhere in… Continue reading Cook Once, Eat Twice // A Week’s Worth of Recipes
Stock Your Pantry Like A Pro! // Taco Salad
Whether family meals are an every-day occurrence in your home or a new adventure, keeping a well-stocked pantry is essential in creating delicious and healthy meals that won’t break the bank. Did you know that home-cooked meals often contain less sodium, unhealthy fats and sugar than those prepared in a restaurant? Knowing how to stock… Continue reading Stock Your Pantry Like A Pro! // Taco Salad
The Key to Meal Prep Success // Fresh Corn and Radish Salad
A couple of weeks ago, I posted my favorite tip when it comes to eating better on a budget. You can check it out here. Today, I thought I would share another of my favorite tips. This tip is the key to meal prep success! All you have to do is PLAN YOUR MENUS. Success… Continue reading The Key to Meal Prep Success // Fresh Corn and Radish Salad
Money In Your Pocket With Menu Planning // Crockpot Chicken Recipes
What's for Dinner? How often does that question cross your mind? Imagine stepping into the kitchen at the end of the day with a plan already in place, and an answer to your question. Menu planning is the key to less stress at dinnertime, more money in your pocket, and more health in your diet. Check out… Continue reading Money In Your Pocket With Menu Planning // Crockpot Chicken Recipes
Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?
Did you see our Weekly Menu Plan blog post last month? It talks about the steps you take to plan your dinner menu for the week using your local grocery store ads. If you missed it, or just need a review, click here. Then come on back and see what I'm planning this week! Remember that… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?
Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?
One of the best ways to save money on your grocery bill is to utilize current grocery store ads. Start by comparing ads from different grocery stores in your area, making a list of sale items. Next, take an inventory of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer and make a list of what you already have on… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?
Healthy Eating in a Hurry // Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes
Do you ever feel like you are in too much of a hurry to eat healthy? With today's busy, fast-paced lifestyles healthy eating can be tricky. It is important to make nutritious food choices as often as possible. You'll find below ten tips to eat healthy in a hurry. 1. Plan ahead. The first step to… Continue reading Healthy Eating in a Hurry // Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes
MyPlate Tips // Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less
Food is meant to be enjoyed! The key is to find the balance between healthy foods, food indulgences, and portion sizes. MyPlate offers 10 great tips to get you started. By following these 10 tips you can strike a healthy balance. One of the most important parts of eating less is understanding how much from each food… Continue reading MyPlate Tips // Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less
Quick Cooking // Shredded Chicken
When you are busy, it is easy for menu planning and healthy eating to be put on the back burner. Follow these quick cooking tips to help you put a meal on the table even when life is busy! Ten Quick Cooking Tips: 1. Prepare staple items (like chicken, rice, and beans) once a week. It… Continue reading Quick Cooking // Shredded Chicken