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meal planning

7 super-easy ways to eat healthier food on a budget

Recently I decided that I should probably stop eating lunch from the fast food place across the road from where I work, and that existing solely on oven fries and breaded chicken did not a happy Kitty make. Along the way I found some quick and easy things that I could do to improve the quality of my food whilst still being on a tight budget.

Secrets of a grocery store clerk: How to grocery shop effectively

The number one thing I hear from customers is “I just came in here for one thing.” These are people with overflowing baskets, with $300 orders. Don’t make that mistake. Here is my guide to grocery shopping effectively.

Meal Planning to save money, time, and cut back on take-out

My husband and I realized we had a bit of an addiction to convenience food and take-out, and it was costing us more than we were happy about. I did what any reasonable woman of the world with an internet connection would do and I went to Pinterest. After a couple different meal planning experiments, I’ve found a way to kick our take-out addiction!

Offbeat Home Food Challenge: Recipes for Day 6

Megan isn’t the only one whose week has been enlightening — I’ve learned things, too! And with these lessons tucked into my belt, I we set upon Day 6 of the challenge with VIGOR!

Day 5’s recipes for the Offbeat Home Food Challenge

So far this week you've had yummy goat cheese and pear bagels, the quiche from hell, and some food experiences in between. Today, we'll revisit some of the ingredients and techniques you've learned and apply them in new ways.

Day 4 recipes: oven-baked macaroni and cheese

We prepare for Day 4 with some comfort foods: french toast for breakfast, a sweet fruity snack, and a creamy baked mac and cheese to take us into the night.

Day 3 of the Offbeat Home Food Challenge: In which I give Megan a chance to catch her breath

We’ve reached Day 3 of the Offbeat Home Food Challenge, but will Megan survive? Will Cat continue her torturous pace of cooking challenges? Will Ariel continue to hold up during a week of procedure-less posts?!

This post won’t answer any of these questions, but it WILL give you the recipes for Day 3. Cook along IF YOU DARE.

Offbeat Home’s Cooking Challenge, Day 2’s recipes: Quiche, quesadillas, and a spicy curry

On Day 2 of cooking challenge, I plan to load Megan up on cheese, strawberries, and dark chocolate. It’s good-for-you food, but only if you can control yourself! I’m not great at limiting myself when presented with tasties.