Meal Planning

Meal Planning Ideas on a Budget for Busy Moms and Frugal Families.

How to Organize a Small Pantry (on a budget)

How to Organize a Small Pantry (on a budget)

Are you looking for easy ways to organize a small pantry, without spending a lot of money or time? You are in the right place! Last summer, we moved from a 3,000 square foot home over into a 1,019 square foot house in order to […]

5 Minute Red White and Blue Snack Idea

5 Minute Red White and Blue Snack Idea

I love a festive red, white, and blue snack idea to celebrate the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any other themed summer event! I’m always short on time balancing work and kids, but I still like to throw something fun together for the kids […]

8 Simple Ways to Stick to your Grocery Budget for the Month

8 Simple Ways to Stick to your Grocery Budget for the Month

One of the best ways to stick to your food budget is to learn how to meal plan for the month. Creating a simple meal plan for the month allows us to eliminate meal time decision fatigue and stick to a predictable grocery list and […]

How to Save Money on Groceries (without coupons)

How to Save Money on Groceries (without coupons)

Today, I’d like to share some helpful tips for how to save money on groceries (WITHOUT COUPONS). I can tell you one thing…I am far from an extreme couponer.  Don’t get me wrong, if I have a coupon for something that I need, I will definitely use it. But […]

7 Day Budget Dinner Plan (Free Printable Recipes + Calendar)

7 Day Budget Dinner Plan (Free Printable Recipes + Calendar)

Meal planning for the week ahead, doesn’t have to be impossible! In fact, we stick to a very simple meal plan each week that includes cooking on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and eating leftover the following day. On Sunday night, we might do something simple […]

Meal Planning Ideas on a Budget

Meal Planning Ideas on a Budget

Today, let’s talk about meal planning ideas on a budget. We stick to a frugal meal plan so that we can stay on a budget of about $100 a week for our family of five. This is so important because groceries are an area where […]

19 Beans and Rice Recipes to Save Money

19 Beans and Rice Recipes to Save Money

“Beans and rice, rice and beans!” – Dave Ramsey Beans and rice recipes make for some of the most frugal meals around. We are on a debt free journey, and follow Dave Ramsey’s baby steps to get out of debt. Dave always says you need […]

17 Easy Crock Pot Meals on a Budget

17 Easy Crock Pot Meals on a Budget

I love crock pot meals! Most crock pot meals are very inexpensive, and the perfect dinner solution for busy moms on a budget. Crock pot meals are simple, cheap, and easy to “set and forget”, if you know you’re going to have a busy afternoon, […]

27 Easy Frugal Meals for Families

27 Easy Frugal Meals for Families

Are you living on a budget, and on the hunt for some easy frugal meals for your family? When we started our debt free journey a little over a year ago, our food budget was one of the first things to get a makeover. Meal […]

Easy Chocolate Chip Waffle Recipe

Easy Chocolate Chip Waffle Recipe

This easy chocolate chip waffle recipe is perfect for back to school, or any time that you need to get the kids out the door quick! Our kids love Eggo Chocolate Chip Waffles, but we started to realize they were a little expensive, and we […]