Pantry Challenge Update, Week 2

week 2 update

Two weeks done, two weeks to go. Here’s my update on the Pantry Challenge for week two:

7 Meals That Started with Leftovers

7 Meals That Started as Leftovers | Try one of these easy recipes that turn leftovers into a new meal -- Beans & Rice Soup, Chicken Fried Rice, Creamy Turkey Enchiladas, Chicken Salad Wraps, Turkey Pot Pie, Cream Noodles with Ham and Tomato, and Stone Soup.

Got leftovers? Don’t just want to reheat them? Try one of these recipes that makeover leftovers in a new way.

7 Pantry Staples You Can Make Yourself

Pantry Staples You Can Make Yourself - Run out of a regular ingredient? Try one of these pantry staples you can make yourself.

Run out of a regular ingredient? Try one of these pantry staples you can make yourself.   Now that we’re well into the Pantry Challenge, you may find yourself running out of ingredients that you normally keep on hand. It’s fine to run to the store, but what if you really want to stick to […]

A Month’s Meal Plan for the Pantry Challenge

A Month's Meal Plan for a Pantry Challenge

Wondering how to plan for a Pantry Challenge? Here are the strategies I’m using to help make our “eat-down-the-pantry” month go well. This month we’re undertaking a low-spend, Pantry Challenge kind of month. My hope is that we will spend a few hundred dollars on groceries and focus on using up what we have –without […]

Improve Your Family’s Diet in the New Year

Improve Your Family

Ring in the new year with some diet changes to help you and your whole family.

Our New Year’s Eve Tradition: A Kid-Made Snacky Dinner

New Years Appetizers that Kids Can Make - Ready to rock it on New Year

Ready to rock it on New Year’s Eve? Try out our family’s tradition with New Year’s Eve appetizers that kids can make. For as long as I can remember, our supper on New Year’s Eve has been a variety of appetizers accompanied by fizzy drinks. As a mom with lots of littles it was an […]

How to Prepare for a Whole 30 or Other Special Diet

how to prepare for a whole 30 featured

Are you gearing up for a Whole 30 or other special diet? These tips can help you prepare AND reach your goal successfully. This is the week that many people start thinking about new ways of eating and shopping — if they haven’t already. Whether it’s the excesses of December catching up with us or the start […]

6 Great Ham Recipes

6 Great Ham Recipes | Good Cheap Eats

If you have leftover ham this week — or just have a hankering for some — try out one of these great ham recipes. Ham in a Crockpot A ham is one of my favorite things to serve at Christmas. It’s so simple to prepare in the crockpot. I like to cook a ham, unsliced, […]

The Ultimate Snacky Dinner

The Ultimate Snacky Dinner | Good Cheap Eats - Serve up a snacky dinner for a quick and easy meal that can still feel special.

Serve up a snacky dinner for a quick and easy meal that can still feel special. The Snacky Dinner has long been a part of our family’s food culture. I remember when our kids were all under nine years old. Yes, really. We had five children and were living in our four bedroom home in […]

10 Favorite Chicken Recipes

10 Favorite Chicken Recipes | | If you prepare chicken often, you may get tired of the same ol', same ol' recipes. Here are 10 of our favorite chicken recipes that are easy and bursting with flavor.

Looking for a new recipe for chicken? Here are some of the FishFam’s favorites! My sister was the first one to introduce me to Trader Joe’s frozen chicken breasts and chicken tenders. I was skeptical about buying ice-glazed chicken pieces because years ago, I’d found the grocery store variety to be kinda blah. But, I […]