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Healthy Eating Made Easy

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.Are you looking to improve […]

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Orchard Chicken Salad – Perfect for Wraps

Enjoy fresh fruits, spicy scallions, crunchy almonds, and tender chicken in this delicious and refreshing Orchard Chicken Salad. Perfect for sandwiches, salads, or lettuce wraps. Chicken salad is one of those miracle recipes. You can stir in a multitude of spices, herbs, fruits, and veggies and come away with a myriad of amazing flavor combinations. […]

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Mediterranean Chicken Bowl

Enjoy an easy lunch with this Mediterranean Chicken Bowl. It’s packed with flavor and late summer produce. And it’s super-packable. As you might know by now, Bowl Meals are some of my favorites. You don’t need to stand on ceremony with a bowl meal; you just dig in. No fancy accoutrements necessary. Bowl Meals are […]

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7 Easy Ways to Avoid Food Waste

To avoid food waste is to save money. Have you considered that? You’re throwing money away when you waste food. Good reason to stop, eh? Here’s how. They say that Americans waste up to 25% of the food they buy. If this statistic is true, depending on what you’re throwing away, you could reduce your […]

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A Meal Plan Can Speed Up Dinner

Having a meal plan can help you make dinner more quickly and easily than if you were just trying to figure it out as you go along. It can also help you be less stressed at dinnertime. So, you want to make dinner a little more quickly, right? Then, having a meal plan is a […]

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How to Carve a Whole Chicken

Roasting a whole chicken is a delicious and economical way to enjoy a hearty protein. But, how in the world do you carve a whole chicken?! There’s no question that roasting a whole chicken (or buying one from the grocery store rotisserie) is a great way to enjoy succulent chicken meat for a lower price […]

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Bagel Box (DIY Grown-up Lunchable)

Bagel Box | Good Cheap Eats

Enjoy a grown up “lunchable” with this simple Bagel Box. Supplement the humble bagel with homemade flavored cream cheese and plenty of fruits and veggies. I remember when the first Lunchables hit the market. I was in junior high and I wanted them. I didn’t really care if they were created for little kids, I […]

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Grocery Geek: What We Spent in August

Want a peek into our grocery cart? Here’s how I’m grocery shopping and feeding eight people on the cheap. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Whew. August flew by for […]

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One Easy Trick to Save Money on Food Costs

Looking for new tricks to save money on food costs? The answer is nothing new and fancy. The solution is only as far away as your kitchen cupboards. I’m often asked what is the best trick for folks who want to save money on food costs. There are so many clever ideas floating on the […]

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Black Bean Taco Salad for Your Next Lunch Away

Black Bean Taco Salad | Good Cheap Eats

Brown bagging it will taste amazing when you pack up a Black Bean Taco Salad. These stay good for several days in the fridge, so make a bulk batch! As some of you know already, my regular Sunday routine includes making lunches for the week. My husband takes lunch to work most days. (It only […]

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