An Under-the-Weather Menu

When you aren’t feeling well, simple things sound best: soup, soup, and more soup. Comfort food becomes a way of life, and the weekly menu tends to be filled with just those things. I have just turned out the lights and pulled the covers up to my chin. My head throbs lightly, and I swallow […]

An Artful Valentine’s Day Menu

Getting creative, saying “I love you” with a home-cooked Valentine’s Day menu, and examining your daily routine. Getting Creative A few years ago they cut our media specialist to a part-time position. I wanted to cry. Working with her for the book fair had been one of my favorite parts of my kids’ school. I […]

Monday Menu and Mindfulness

When making our Monday menu, we look to fit meals together and use similar ingredients in different ways throughout the week to avoid waste. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. Mindfulness is the act of being aware, of paying attention in a particular way. It’s being aware of the underlying intention that drives our […]

Whole Foods Menu Challenge {$100 Gift Card Giveaway}

Proving you can make a weekly menu plan of 3 meals a day for $25/person at Whole Foods Market. Plus, enter to win a $100 gift card to take the challenge yourself. I have a friend who jokingly calls Whole Foods the “Whole Paycheck.” I often agreed with her, not because I felt the prices […]

A Menu with GROW: A Method to Feed Your Family

A second week October Unprocessed menu that spends time considering food waste and the GROW Method from Oxfam International. October Unprocessed usually serves to get me thinking about the way we eat as a family. Today I’m sharing how we get our kids to buy in to unprocessed food on Eating Rules. The most common […]

October Unprocessed: A Challenge and a Menu

An October Unprocessed challenge begins with an unprocessed menu for the week and a few helpful tips about removing processed food from your menu. We are again participating in October Unprocessed hosted by Andrew of Eating Rules this year. The premise is simple: Avoid processed food for a month. What this means for you may […]

The Monday Menu: Kid-Friendly Summer Lunch Series

Summer is just about here, and so as part of Eat Well, Spend Less, we’re looking at ways to get your kids involved in the summer menu and kitchen play. From shopping to fun recipes, this Monday menu features lunch and snack ideas for the summer. This conversation could go one of two ways: 1) […]