While we were celebrating Mother’s Day, our Facebook Page “family” hit the 40,000 mark. It has only been one year and eight months since our FB launch. Wow… we have a lot of friends! Every day we receive a plate-full…
Confession time. I’ve never really been a good household manager. As a young working wife, I could quite efficiently handle the day-to-day dealings of taking care of “he and me.” Yet, when babies started arriving – 1, 2, 3 and…
A lot of people don’t realize that Aldi carries about 13,000 items weekly, so there’s not much you can’t get there. You may not have the selection of 10 different types of soups or jellies, but you can usually walk out of there finding the majority of your desired items. My advice to you is to just go and give it a try like I did. Buy your box of shredded wheat cereal or the taco seasoning mix for a week and see if you can tell the difference. Compare prices and if there’s something in particular you don’t like then know that for the next time and buy that one ingredient elsewhere. Meat and dairy prices fluctuate like any other store, but sliced cheese, deli meat, butter, vegetables and fruit are always substantially lower. I have been shopping there for years.
Making your own meals over purchasing processed foods is a great way to start making healthier choices because you can control what goes in them. Research shows that planning and self-monitoring are two of the biggest components of weight loss and weight maintenance.
During this time of year, life can get chaotic! Money stress kicks into high gear, and meaningful gift-giving on a budget can be a huge challenge. But you can give yourself, or someone you care about, the gift of meal-planning…
Decisions, decisions! Ask my kids. Deciding on which restaurant to eat at is one of my LEAST favorite things… and is a ‘bad-mood’ waiting to happen.
Shop local and shop your garden! And then, after you print your E-Mealz plan for the week, shop your pantry and your stockpile and cross the items you already have off your grocery list. We love to support our local farmers! We also like to find out which local grocery stores carry their produce.
On October First my kids and I started our new Food Challenge. Here we are nearing the end of the first month of our challenge and, for the most part, we have done a bang-up job with the program.
….my chest would tighten the moment the automatic doors slid open as I stepped one foot into a grocery store. The average supermarket has over 30,000 items to choose from!
Cutting back on your grocery budget can literally save you hundreds of dollars per month, I know it does for our family.