How to Prepare and Pack Freezer Smoothies for School Lunches: Eat Well, Spend Less

We’re talking about the ins and outs of freezer smoothies that are practically packable for school lunches for this month’s back-to-school Eat Well, Spend Less. Everything is back-to-school this month. While my kids don’t go back until after Labor Day, I know that in some parts of the country school is already back in session. […]

Dissecting Lunches for Your Summer Vacation {Eat Well, Spend Less}

Take a look at how to survive summer with these kid-friendly lunch ideas for everything from road tripping to lounging around the house. Summer, when kids run wild and reckless with abandon. This month on the Eat Well, Spend Less series we’re looking at all the ins and outs of summer eating, be it cookouts, […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Looking Back on the Way We Ate

This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series we’re looking back on what’s changed over the past two years in the purposeful way we feed our family. This month marks two years of the Eat Well, Spend Less series. Last year for the one-year anniversary I covered a lot of the ongoing changes we […]

Spring Cleaning Your Pantry: Eat Well, Spend Less

Time for a little spring cleaning of the kitchen pantry. What to keep, what to throw, and how long do those shelf stable items really last? Outside my window I can see the water drip, dripping from glistening icicles off the roof. Spring is coming, and winter is moving silently through the backdoor like an […]

Eat Well and Spend Less on Edible Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

Ideas for edible homemade gifts for the holidays from baking mixes to cupcakes to ingredients for everyone on your list. There are certain times of the year where I start to feel as though we are bleeding money. The beginning of the school year is a great time for this feeling, with new backpacks, school […]

Eat Well, Spend Less During Your Insane Summer Schedule

This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series we’re focusing on summer fun, or, in my case, a crazy and insane summer schedule. Can you still eat well when your days are crammed full of activities and work and plenty of swimming? Of course! I’m not going to lie. This summer is going to […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: One Year Later

It has been one year since we started the Eat Well, Spend Less series (big thanks to Jessica!), and we’re taking a look at how our food budget, menu, shopping habits, and diet may have changed in the last 12 months. Last April we kicked off the Eat Well Spend Less series by looking at […]