Eat Well, Spend Less: Balancing Meals and the Summer Schedule

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Welcome to the June edition of the Eat Well, Spend Less series. This month we’re focusing on meal and snack time during the summer, whether it’s during air travel, on a road trip, camping, in the heat or just while juggling the craziness of the summer schedule. Here on Food for My Family, I’ll be […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Limiting Food Storage

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Our Eat Well, Spend Less series continues! This month we’re looking at food storage options, and I am specifically breaking down what we do as a family with a small kitchen area and virtually no extra storage space. While we do keep a well-stocked pantry and we love buying in bulk, we need to be […]

Eat Well, Spend Less Week #3 Wrap-Up and $50 Grocery Giveaway

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Week 3 of the Eat Well, Spend Less series was all about the grocery shopping process from the point of view of your regional area. From Canada to Seattle to Texas, we all threw our experience out on the table to share the ins and outs of our shopping trips with you. Here’s the wrap-up, […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Shopping in the Midwest

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It’s the last week in the Eat Well, Spend Less series, and I can’t believe how fast it flew by. This week is all about the shopping experience and how and where we shop to keep the grocery budget under control. Living in the Midwest poses a few challenges as you start thinking about grocery […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: When Two Meals Become Five

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Last week in the Eat Well, Spend Less series I did a lot of talking about menu planning and making your meals fit together, and this week, I’m going to demonstrate with five of my favorite go-to meals and a typical week of meal planning in our household. In our house, we often start by […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Week 1 Wrap-Up

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Here we are at the end of the first week of the Eat Well, Spend Less series already. I shared my menu planning strategy and how we lace together different meals and work to keep the amount of separate items we’re buying for one meal to a minimum. I know you’re all sitting around waiting […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Menus and Meal Planning

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Welcome to Week 1 in the Eat Well, Spend Less series. This week I’m focusing on how meal and menu planning can save you money, including where to start and what to think about as you’re planning for the most financial benefit. Food prices seem to be soaring. When I look back and think of […]