Morning Yogurt and Oats

morning yogurt

Yogurt is a super versatile ingredient or dish in itself. This recipe for yogurt and oats contains lime juice and honey for an unexpected twist.

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Meal Planning 101: Take Inventory

mixed grill

Food shouldn’t be complicated. Or bad for you. Or expensive. I’m working to craft good cheap eats that we can both enjoy. You can read more about this site here. Check out my cookbooks if you’re needing some budget-friendly inspiration. Read about how to make healthy eating work for you here.Take an inventory of the […]

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Grocery Geek: My Name is Old Mother Hubbard

empty fridge

Healthier eating isn’t free. We’re spending more money, but the investment in better food is worth it! I think all SIX kids must be going through a growth spurt right now. I can’t seem to keep any food or fruit in the house! The bread is long gone as are most of the items I […]

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Make Your Own Pan Pizza

pan pizza

Celebrate the weekend with your own pan pizza! I’ve eaten many tasty pizzas in my time. My favorite style, to date, is probably the pan pizza. It wasn’t until this summer that I tried my hand at making pan pizza at home. (Tina inspired me.) I have no idea why it took me so long! […]

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Meal Planning 101: Know Your Eating Habits

meal planning 101 eating habits

Knowing your eating habits as well as setting goals for yourself can be a great starting point for successful meal planning. Last week, I introduced a new series here on Good Cheap Eats: Meal Planning 101. Over the next few months, I’ll be talking about different aspects of meal planning and how it can help […]

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Grocery Geek: Eating Healthier, I think

poblano chicken pizza

This week ends hubs’ and my third week of watching what we eat a little more carefully. How this translates into real life is that he doesn’t grab lunch at any old place anymore. I don’t just stuff bread and cheese for a meal when I don’t have a plan ready to go. Instead, I’m […]

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Seasoned Beef and Vegetables

seasoned beef and vegetables

Seasoned ground beef and vegetables combine in a symphony of flavors, making a great topping for pasta or rice. I grew up in the era of hamburger gravy and casseroles. Ground meat was the basis for many dishes due to its low cost and ease of preparation. Over the years, I’ve become a little pickier […]

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Add Fruit to Your Summer Salads!

My friend Christina was the first one to introduce me to the idea of fruit on a dinner salad. I thought she was a nut. She was, after all, a nutrition major. Now, I know she was a genius. She opened a world of flavors to me that I previously had no clue about. She […]

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Meal Planning 101


A meal planning series about the basics, the secret tricks, and ideas to tweak meal planning to suit you and the way you live. Last month, I received two emails in the span of five minutes that were on the same topic: Meal Planning. Both readers were writing asking for help in how to improve […]

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Grocery Geek: More Diet Changes

diet salad

We continue to tweak our family’s diet, adding more real food and eating good and cheap. This week makes the second week in a row of some diet changes for the adults in our family. Hubby and I both realized that we were carrying around a little too much baggage, overeating a little too often, […]

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