Thoughts on Our Sugar Fast

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

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email.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 […]

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Healthier “Refried” Beans

Healthier Refried Beans - Cook up a pot of healthier "refried" beans to serve as a side dish, to fill burritos, or to top nachos.

Cook up a pot of healthier “refried” beans to serve as a side dish, to fill burritos, or to top nachos. Traditional refried beans are cooked pinto beans that are mashed and fried in oil, often times lard. They are uber-tasty when made homemade; mediocre when they come in a can. But, beans in any […]

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Grab This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less

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For the last year over on Life as MOM, I’ve posts FREE printable meal plans. There are currently 40+ weekly menu plans to choose from. This week we added new wrinkle: Plans that cost¬†$70 or less with meals that build on one another and can be made in advance. How’s that for wowza?! Definitely good […]

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3 Sweet Ways to Enjoy Yogurt

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Is yogurt a regular part of your meal plan? I’m infatuated with the stuff. 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 does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! I’m […]

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Our Meal Plan for the Week

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How I’m feeding my family of 8 a diet of no-added sugar this week. It’s been awhile since I shared our real live meal plan here on Good Cheap Eats, but since I am a firm believer in having a meal plan, I make one faithfully each weekend. I map one up for the coming […]

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Grocery Geek: Middle March

Grocery Geek: Middle March - Price breakdowns of how one mom feeds a family of 8 on a healthier diet with no added sugar.

Sorry, no update last weekend, folks. It’s been a crazy month so far. I’m just fighting the biggest fires and hoping that the rest just die down on their own. Yesterday I posted on Life as MOM that I believe our sugar fast is helping us save money. I know we’ve hardly used our eating […]

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Buttermilk Corn Waffles

Buttermilk Corn Waffles - Celebrate a bright new day with these tangy buttermilk corn waffles. Gild the lily with a little honey butter.

Celebrate a bright new day with these tangy buttermilk corn waffles. Gild the lily with a little honey butter. 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 does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support […]

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Make It Meatless!

Make it meatless! 20+ Meatless Recipes | GoodCheapEats

Looking for meatless recipes? Here are over 20 meatless recipes! The last two nights for supper I’ve made meatless meals. I am not sure my people noticed. We had chili one night and vegetable soup the next night. Both were super tasty meals with fresh, whole ingredients. They just didn’t have any meat. Over the […]

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5-Ingredient Pizza

5 Ingredient Pizza - Make pizza night easier and quicker than a run for takeout with this five-ingredient recipe.

Make pizza night easier and quicker than a run for takeout with this five-ingredient recipe. We have pizza about once a week. It’s one of our family’s favorite “fun foods” and a great way for us to enter the weekend. While I usually make the pizza dough from scratch, there are some days when I […]

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Cooking for a Smaller Family

Cooking for a Smaller Family -  Meal planning can be tricky when you

Meal planning can be tricky when you’re cooking for a small group. Here are some tips for making your intimate dinners easier and more economical. I regularly cook for a small army. With eight mouths to feed and a milk ration exceeding one gallon a day, you can imagine that I know the meaning of […]

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