Santa Fe Salad with Chicken, Corn, and Black Beans

This Santa Fe Salad is super easy to pull together. Signature corn and black beans get added protein from shredded chicken and other tasty toppings.

Santa Fe Salad with Chicken, Corn, and Black Beans

This is one of my lazy mom meals. Seriously. It’s so simple, it feels lazy. But, it’s also delicious, so it still counts.

I’ve probably told you before about some of my cheater ingredients that I love to buy. I call them real food convenience items: frozen chicken tenders, baby spinach, fire roasted corn (from the freezer section), and canned beans. Sure, there are cheaper ingredients to buy. Whole chicken, full grown, sandy spinach, corn on the cob, dried beans — we are still friends. I’m not abandoning you.

But, when I’m in a pinch, these minimally-processed, ingredients that are SUPER DUPER CONVENIENT fill the bill perfectly. They help me take short cuts without sacrificing taste or nutrition. This salad is one of the places they shine. Continue Reading »

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Rice Bowls Make a Quick and Easy Dinner

Rice bowls are the perfect answer to what’s for dinner, particularly if you don’t know what to make or don’t have a lot of time. They are quick, easy, and delicious.

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Mothers of varying cultures ave served them to feed their kids cheaply and nutritiously. Chipotle has practically built an empire on them. Even the most inexperienced college kid can make them. What are they?

Rice bowls.

Rice bowls make a quick and easy meal that tastes great and uses all kinds of little bits. It’s the perfect dinner to make when you’re not sure what to make. Get the rice cooker going, and then start rummaging through the cupboards and fridge for things to add on. The beauty of it is that you don’t have to have a lot of any one topping. Everyone can build his own combination with whatever you have.

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Ham and Cheese Foldovers

Ham and Cheese Foldovers

These ham and cheese foldovers are incredibly easy to make. These quick to assemble ham and cheese croissant-type sandwiches are elegant as well as delicious.

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Meal Plans Make Life Easier


Did you know meal plans make life easier? They help you save money and eat well. What’s for dinner? When are we gonna eat? I’m hungry! Sound familiar? Whether it’s your spouse, children, roommates, or co-workers, chances are you hear this query at least daily, right? Well, having a meal plan not only gives you an […]

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Spicy Chicken Dip

spicy chicken dip

This Spicy Chicken Dip is out of this world. Creamy, cheesy, spicy, and full of tender chicken pieces, this dip will please kids and adults alike.

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Quick Supper Ideas

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Keep it simple, make it quick. Try one of these recipes on a night when you need a quick fix dinner.

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Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

chicken curry lettuce wraps

Enjoy a lunch or dinner packed with flavor with these Curry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps. This meal is delicious, make-ahead, and Whole 30 compatible.

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Easy French Recipes for Bastille Day

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French food is neither fussy nor expensive. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by these easy French recipes.

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Greek Salad with Chicken

greek salad

Enjoy fresh spinach and veggies, tender chicken, and great flavor in this Greek Salad with Chicken.

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Help for the Whole 30

Help for Your Whole 30 | Good Cheap Eats

Struggling to get through the Whole 30? Try these tips to help you make it to day 30.

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