Our Meal Plan for the Week

Our Meal Plan for the Week - How we

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email. It’s Sunday afternoon. As I type, home fries are cooking on the stove for a “breakfast-for-lunch” midday meal. I’ve spent several hours inputting financial data into the computer, something I’m loathe to do. So, here’s for […]

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Grocery Geek: April, Week 1

Grocery Geek: April, Week 1 - How we feed our family of 8 a healthy diet on a budget.

How we feed our family of 8 a healthy diet on a budget with one child’s nut allergy, three boys who play hockey, one little girl who loves to cook, and a karate ninja plus a mom who has an aversion to processed foods, and a dad who humors her. The kids (and perhaps my […]

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Good Eating Habits from the Whole 30

Good Habits from the Whole 30 - I

I’m trying to decide how much of my good feeling experience from the Whole 30 was good habits (no snacking, eating breakfast, etc) or the new ingredients themselves or the lack of certain ingredients…. Long time readers will remember my Whole 30 experience from last year. According to the calendar, it coincided almost perfectly with […]

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Egg Plus Salad Sandwiches

Egg Plus Salad Sandwiches - Go beyond the egg salad sandwich with this egg + salad sandwich. Hard cooked eggs, vinaigrette, and abundant veggies make a delicious and economical meal for Sandwich Night.

Go beyond the egg salad sandwich with this egg + salad sandwich. Hard cooked eggs, vinaigrette, and abundant veggies make a delicious and economical meal for Sandwich Night. In this season of my life, that is this hockey season of my life, we’ve condensed some big activity into just a few days. I’m so thankful […]

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Quick Meat Sauce for Pasta

Quick Meat Sauce for Pasta - Stir up a pot of this quick meat sauce that is perfect on spaghetti or other pasta. Quick to prepare and freezer-friendly, it

Stir up a pot of this quick meat sauce that is perfect on spaghetti or other pasta. Quick to prepare and freezer-friendly, it’s a great addition to your meal rotation. Pasta is a regular go-to meal at our house, particularly when all other meal plans fly out the window. I almost always have a couple […]

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Velvety Vegetable Soup

Velvety Vegetable Soup - Homemade blended soups can be a delicious and economical way to get enough vegetables in your diet. They are also a great way to use up leftover vegetables.

Homemade blended soups can be a delicious and economical way to get enough vegetables in your diet. They are also a great way to use up leftover vegetables. Disclosure: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price […]

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Our Meal Plan for the Week

Our Meal Plan for the Week - Feeding 8 people on a budget

Here’s our meal plan for the week: Breakfasts all baked goods are made with honey or maple instead of the sugar in the recipe Oatmeal Bar Waffles: either the Buttermilk Corn Waffles  or Oatmeal Waffles Yogurt Berry Parfaits Smoothies/Juices and Muffins Pancakes Not Too Sweet Granola or Trader Joe’s Shredded Wheat Cereal Eggs and Toast

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Grocery Geek: March Ends Already?

Grocery Geek - A weekly report on how one mom feeds her family of eight healthier, real food on a budget.

Here we are at the end of March. My fridge is bursting at the seams. I’m currently feeling a little anxiety about all that fresh produce that could go bad if I turn my back, even for a second. I’ve been shopping with the mind to make sure I have what I need to recipe […]

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Green Chile Burritos

Green Chile Burritos - Make up a batch of these Green Chile Burritos for supper or to stash in the freezer at a later date. Either way, you

Make up a batch of these Green Chile Burritos for supper or to stash in the freezer at a later date. Either way, you’ll eat good and cheap. Burritos are the spice of life. Well, if they aren’t, they should be. They are one of the easiest, quickest meals to pull together with little work […]

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Thoughts on Our Sugar Fast

Thoughts on Our Sugar Fast - We are about halfway through our sugar fast. And we

We are about halfway through our sugar fast. And we’re doing fine! FishBoy9 said today, “I can think of a million things I want to have on Easter.” (That’s the day when we break our sugar fast.) ”You know. I probably won’t like all that junky stuff when it’s over.” A mother can only hope. FishBoy13 […]

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